Appendix D

10/23/18

SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

Revisions to Standing Rules; Article IV – Amendments

(Legislative)

Implementation: Upon Approval By the Senate

Rationale:

The Senate has approved reforms to the Senate Bylaws, Article X (editorial amendments of a non-substantive nature) the standing rules must be amended to reflect this change.  To facilitate that process we therefore propose language for modifying the Standing Rules (Article IV) to harmonize them with approved changes to the Bylaws.

Recommendation:

That Article IV of the Standing Rules be and is hereby amended as follows:

Please note that the following contains bold text for additions. Added text is notated with [Add] [End Add].

Article IV Amendments

Amendments to the Standing Rules may be adopted at any meeting of the Senate by a majority vote of those senators present, provided that the amendments have been presented in writing in the agenda for that meeting.

[Add] In those cases where amendments are deemed to be editorial changes of a non-substantive nature (e.g., issues of nomenclature, committee names, or faculty titles), the Committee on Committees and Rules may submit them to Senate Council for approval by a two-thirds vote. If the vote fails, they will be returned to the Committee on Committees and Rules to be submitted via the regular legislative process. If the vote succeeds, the changes shall be published in a Communication to the Senate in the next Senate agenda.  For five days following the Senate meeting, any faculty senator who feels that the changes require a more careful review may place their objections in writing to the Senate Chair to be returned to the Committee on Committees and Rules to be submitted via the regular legislative process. If there are no objections after five days the changes will go into effect. [End Add]

SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

  • Jonathan Abel
  • Michael Bérubé
  • Renee Borromeo
  • Victor Brunsden, Vice-Chair
  • Ann Clements
  • Dennis Jett
  • Beth King
  • Binh Le
  • Richard Robinett
  • Nicholas Rowland
  • Keith Shapiro, Chair
  • Ann Taylor
  • Rodney Troester
  • Matthew Woessner