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Section IV Legislation
1.000 Definition of Bill
16.000 The definition of a bill means the
draft of a proposed legislative act
directing a course of action, amending existing policies, prescribing
ratification of appointments, or approval of the budget of the ASLCSC.
16.100 Bills are established by a majority
vote of the Senate and approval
of the ASLCSC President.
2.000 Definition of Resolution
17.000 The definition of a resolution
means a statement of intent, feeling, or
official position of the ASLCSC, directed towards a person, body, or
17.100 Resolutions are established by a
two-thirds (2/3)-majority vote of the
3.000 Definition of Legislation
18.000 Legislation is defined as any ASLCSC
Senate Bill or Resolution.
4.000 Procedure of Legislation
19.000 Each piece of legislation shall
embrace only one subject and matters
properly connected therewith, the subject of the legislation being
expressed in the title. Each section of the legislation shall deal
with only one
aspect of the proposal.
19.100 Each piece of legislation shall be
typewritten, double-spaced, and
have page and line numbers before it is presented to the Senate.
19.200 Each Senate Bill shall have an
enacting clause and a section within the
body specifying the effective date of the bill.
5.000 Submitting Legislation
20.000 The following specific procedure shall be
followed by the ASLCSC
20.100 Any member of the
Senate, the ASLCSC President, Vice
President, Executive Committee Chairperson, or any Senate standing
or special committee, may submit legislation for the introduction
Legislation may be submitted for the introduction by any
the Senate, the ASLCSC President, Vice President,
Committee Chairperson, or any Senate standing or special
Student Body members may submit a proposal for legislation to
member of the senate and then the senator may author a bill.
5.120 For funding opportunities refer to current
funding document; "Funding
Opportunities For Student Programs."
20.110 Submission of
legislation for introduction into the Senate shall
consist of numbering it, have a sufficient number of copies
and have them distributed to the Senate by 10:00 a.m. of the school
day preceding the regular Senate meeting.
signed copy to
the Senate Majority Leader at a time designated by him/her two
schooldays preceding the regular Senate meeting. The
shall be determined at the beginning of each semester
20.200 Upon receipt of
legislation the Senate Majority Leader
number it, have a sufficient number of copies prepared and
distributed to the Senate by 10:00 a.m. of the school day
regular Senate meeting. place all newly submitted
legislation on the
agenda as NEW BUSINESS for that meeting of the Senate.
20.300 At the meeting of
the ASLCSC Senate when bills or resolutions
are submitted, they shall be introduced into the Senate and read by
number, author, and title by the Senate Majority Leader.
20.310 At the time of
introduction, the majority of the Senators
present may vote for immediate consideration of the legislation.
20.320 If the Senate
passes the legislation the following procedure
shall be adhered to:
20.321 All resolutions
passed will have copies sent to the
ASLCSC President who will be responsible for distributing
them to the appropriate parties, and a copy will be sent to
the student newspaper and the local media.
20.322 If the Senate
passes a bill the Senate Majority
Leader will forward the bill to the ASLCSC President,
within forty-eight (48) hours of the action, for his/her
introduction, the Senate Majority Leader, with
Senate approval, may refer the legislation to an appropriate Senate
standing or Special Committee, for a period not to exceed three
(3) school weeks, and add it to the Senate’s meeting agenda as
OLD BUSINESS until action is taken on the legislation by the
20.400 At the time the legislation is
brought to the floor for final
consideration, the committee to which it has been assigned shall give
Senate a recommendation of do pass, do not pass, no recommendation, or
refer the legislation back to the author. The committee may present
Senate with an amended version of the legislation, recommend the
make the amendment, or make no recommendation concerning the
20.410 No amendments may
be made to any legislation without the
author’s consent, written or oral.
20.500 When a bill is passed by the Senate
and signed by the ASLCSC
President the following procedure shall be adhered to:
20.510 The Senate Secretary
Majority Leader shall prepare the
official bill. The bill shall have a sheet attached to it which shall
what committee, if any, did consider the bill, what the committee’s
recommendation was, the committee chairperson or acting committee
chairperson’s signature, the Senate Majority Leader and the ASLCSC
President’s signature, duly dated.
The official bill shall be kept by the ASLCSC Secretary
and a copy placed in the Senate office files.
20.600 If at any time the committee has
not returned the legislation to the
floor of the Senate, a majority vote of the Senate members present may
force the bill out of the committee for immediate consideration.
20.700 The author of the legislation shall be
allowed both opening and
20.800 After the legislation has been
introduced to the floor of the Senate, all
editorial amendments must have unanimous consent.
20.900 All Senate bills will require a simple
majority vote of the ASLCSC
Senators present to pass unless otherwise stated in this document.
20.1000 Legislation Procedures
for ASLCSC Senate. Procedures for ASLCSC
meetings shall be defined as follows: 6.100
20.1010 Upon adjournment of the last
meeting of the ASLCSC Senate, all
legislation left on the calendar as OLD BUSINESS shall be placed on to
NEW BUSINESS calendar for the first official meeting of the spring
semester, retaining the same number and sequence. All legislation on
calendar as NEW BUSINESS shall be retained as NEW BUSINESS with
the same number and sequence.
20.1020 At the last spring meeting of the
ASLCSC Senate prior to the
inauguration of the new ASLCSC President, Vice President, and
all legislation left on the OLD BUSINESS calendar shall die upon
adjournment of the old Senate. All business left on the NEW BUSINESS
calendar shall be retained as NEW BUSINESS, but may be renumbered
and assigned to committees at the discretion of the new Senate
Leader. All retained NEW BUSINESS shall undergo normal procedures of
20.1100 If a bill is vetoed by the ASLCSC
President, the ASLCSC Senate
may either override the veto by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members
present or uphold the veto. If the veto is upheld, the bill may remain
floor for reconsideration without resubmission to the Senate.
may be made at any time, after which the bill shall be returned to the
ASLCSC President, with a simple majority vote of
the Senate members
present, for approval.
20.1200 If new information or a different
situation makes it apply that a
different result might reflect the true will of the ASLCSC Senate, a
who voted with the prevailing side can propose to reconsider the vote;
he/she can move that the question shall come before the Senate again
as if it
had not been previously considered.