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51-6: An Act to Amend the 51st Session Rules of the Senate

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Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill # 51-6

AN ACT TO AMEND 51ST SESSION RULES OF THE SENATE

PURPOSE: To change the rhetoric of the 51st Session Rules of Senate

WHEREAS, The current MSA Rules of Senate contain grammatical errors and references to chapters that do not exist.

THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENT ASSOCIATION SENATE that Rule 5 be amended to read as follows:

Rule 5. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS—Any properly sponsored and submitted Resolution as defined by Bylaw 2.40(a)and 2.40(d)(3) shall be considered by the full Senate in the following manner.

I. Assignment to Committees—Resolutions shall be first assigned to and reviewed in committee on the Tuesday immediately following submission. Resolutions submitted to the Clerk after 12 p.m. on Tuesday shall be assigned to committees on the following Tuesday.

II. Recommendation—Each committee assigned to review an resolution shall, by a vote of ―do pass, ―do pass with amendments, or ―do fail, recommend action to be taken by the Senate in regard to the resolution.

III. Floor Consideration—No resolution shall be brought to the floor of the Senate unless it has been recommended ―do pass or ―do pass with amendment by at least one of the committees to which it was assigned. Resolutions may be considered on the floor of the Senate at the meeting immediately following such a recommendation.

IV. Debate—Debate and passage of resolutions shall occur in the manner described in Rule 7—Rule 24.

THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENT ASSOCIATION SENATE that Rule 35 be amended to read as follows:

Rule 35. IMPEACHMENT TRIAL – In accordance with section 1.70(a) of the MSA bylaws, any properly submitted resolution for removal in the form of an impeachment petition shall be considered in the following manner:

I. Order of Business – An Impeachment Trial shall be placed on the agenda at the meeting upon second reading after the Announcements.

II. Presentation of Cases – In accordance with section 1.70(b) of the bylaws, the main sponsor(s) of the petition and the indicted officer shall each have 25 minutes to present their case. This time limit shall not be suspended.

III. Questioning Period- following the presentation of cases, the main sponsor(s) of the petition and the indicted officer shall respectively submit to 10 minute questioning periods.

IV. Impeachment Trial Debate – Following the questioning period, the presiding officer shall entertain alternating speeches in favor of and opposition to removal, not to exceed 4 minutes each, until previous question is moved.

V. Summaries – After the close of debate, the main sponsor(s) of the petition and the indicted officer shall each have 10 minutes to summarize their arguments. This time limit shall not be suspended.

VI. Following the final summary of argument, the Clerks shall take a roll call vote. This rule shall not be suspended.

THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENT ASSOCIATION SENATE that Rule 37 be amended to read as follows:

Rule 37. EXTENSION OF TIMES – The Senate may only extend questioning periods by no more than 2 minutes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Taylor J. Major, MSA Senator

Ben Bolin, MSA Senator