Complete Legislative Transparency Tracker
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
October 13 General Assembly
(18)[SA2010F-007]PassedTo approve $1,000 for a GIS research trip, provided they make an on campus presentation
(19)[AM1-SA2010F-008]FailedTo strike the following from the Enhanced Attendance Policy Act:
"Section 7.00 Each Senator must devote at least 8 of their office hours each semester to visibly, publicly interfacing with the student body, in the form of speaking to classes with a prepared, approved script or staffing an information table."
(0)[AM2-SA2010F-008]PassedTo strike the following and renumber the sections accordingly:
"Section 4.00 The Senate may pass an Act requiring the presence of a Senator at an event or activity. Committees may pass Acts, limited to members of those Committees, requiring the presence of Senators at an event or activity.
Section 5.00 Senators who are absent from a mandatory event will be assessed 2/3 of an absence, unless that absence was excused. Senators who are late or arrive early to an event or activity will be assessed 1/3 of an absence, at the discretion of the Official running the event."
Motion passed by unanimous consent
(18)[SA2010F-008]PassedThe Enhanced Attendance Policy Act
Section 1.00 Any Official arriving after roll-call at a meeting will be assessed 1/3 of an absence, at the discretion of the chair. Any Official who leaves a meeting early will be asses 1/3 of an absence, at the discretion of the Chair.
Section 2.00 Non- Cabinet Officials will be required to perform a minimum of three office hours per week. Each missed office hour will count as 1/3 of an absence. Committee and Senate Meetings do not count as office hours. Chairs are responsible for keeping records of their respective committee’s office hours.
Section 3.00 Missing a meeting that an Official is required to attend will count as 1 absence, unless that absence was excused.
Section 4.00 Officials accruing three absences per academic semester will be automatically removed from the Senate, effective three class days after the third absence is accrued.
Section 5.00 Each Senator must devote at least 8 of their office hours each semester to visibly, publicly interfacing with the student body, in the form of speaking to classes with a prepared, approved script or staffing an information table.
(18)[SA2010F-009]PassedAn act relative to volunteer recognition
Section 1.00 Structure
Section 1.01 The implementation of this act shall be the responsibility of Campus and Community Affairs
Section 1.02 This act shall establish an award known as the Commendation for Excellence in Student Leadership
Section 1.03 Recipients of this award shall be considered an Honorary Official of the Undergraduate Student Government. The holder of this title shall not be subject to the requirements of elected or appointed officials
Section 1.04 A list of all Honorary Officials shall be kept on the USG Website
Section 1.05 CCA must open nominations for the second committee meeting in April
Section 2.00 Eligibility
Section 2.01 Potential recipients must be nominated by an official of the USG. They shall be confirmed either by unanimous consent or, if there is dissent, a simple majority vote of CCA
Section 2.02 Nominees will have completed either have completed 12 hours of volunteer work over the course of a semester or have led a project that contributed to USG operations, such as a productive ad-hoc committee or a student service case.
Section 2.03 Nominees shall be a registered student of the University of Massachusetts Boston in good academic and disciplinary standing
Section 3.00 Confirmation
Section 3.01 The list of nominees shall go forward as an act to the general assembly to be voted on and passed with a simple majority
Section 3.02 Confirmed recipients shall be issued a physical certificate bearing the logo of the Undergraduate Student Government and/or, with necessary permissions, the seal of the University of Massachusetts Boston and both the signatures of the USG President and a representative of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Section 4.00 Editing
Section 4.01 This Act shall be edited for grammar, spelling, and other such elements that do not change the intent, meaning, and/or implementation of this legislation.
(19)[AM1-SA2010F-010]FailedTo strike the following from SA2010F-010
"Section 2.00 Officials in attendance at meetings who do not meet the dress code will be assessed one-third of an absence against the attendance policy. Officials may be excused this absence by the USG Official running the meeting."
(18)[SA2010F-010]FailedTo approve the following:
Section 1.00 All USG officials in attendance at an official meeting of the USG must be dressed in at least business casual attire. Business casual shall be defined as pants or jeans without holes or patches, with a tucked in collared shirt. Females may wear professional looking business casual attire.
Section 2.00 Officials in attendance at meetings who do not meet the dress code will be assessed one-third of an absence against the attendance policy. Officials may be excused this absence by the USG Official running the meeting.
(18)[SA2010F-011]PassedTo approve $1625 for the Student Nurses Association in order to attend an off-campus conference
(18)[SR2010F-002]PassedSR2010F-002: A Resolution in support of Chris Armstrong
Whereas the Undergraduate Student Government represents all students at the University of Massachusetts- Boston regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, age or ability and;
Whereas the Undergraduate Student Government at the University of Massachusetts – Boston has been called upon by students to take action in support of the University of Michigan’s Student Body President Chris Armstrong and;
Whereas the Undergraduate population at the University of Massachusetts – Boston democratically elected their first openly gay and popularly elected student body president and;
Whereas the University of Michigan campus police have barred AAG Shirvell from setting foot on campus grounds while Mr. Armstrong has applied for an Order of Protection and;
Whereas a state employee in an office of public service must behave in a manner suitable to their esteemed position and;
Whereas two former Michigan State attorney generals, including current Michigan State Governor Jennifer Granholm and over 18,000 private citizens call for AG Michael Cox to dismiss AAG Shirvell from his currently held position; therefore,
Be it RESOLVED that the University of Massachusetts –Boston Undergraduate Student Government supports Chris Armstrong as an openly gay Student Body President and;
Be it RESOLVED that the University of Massachusetts –Boston Undergraduate Student Government calls upon the appropriate officials to approve Mr. Armstrong’s Order of Protection scheduled for October 25, 2010 and;
Be it RESOLVED that the University of Massachusetts –Boston Undergraduate Student Government calls on AG Michael Cox to rule that AAG Shirvell’s conduct is unbecoming of a state employee and;
Be it RESOLVED that the University of Massachusetts –Boston Undergraduate Student Government upholds that it is a basic human right to affirm ones unique individuality, to live a life with dignity in which the positive choice is affirmed, with confidence and respect for everyone, including those who may oppose, criticize, or condemn us.