Legislation

The Pitzer College Student Senate makes formal collective actions through legislation. There are two types of legislation: resolutions and bills. Constitutional amendments are a subcategory of bills with some special rules.

Resolutions are position statements on issues that the Student Senate does not have direct Jurisdiction over. For instance, a resolution might urge the college administration to change a policy, or it might take a stand on an issue in the community.

Bills detail how Student Senate will enact a policy, and apply to areas where Senate has jurisdiction. Bills can allocate funds, amend the bylaws of Senate, or take any other formal action. Amendments to the Student Senate Constitution are similar to bills, but must be approved by the student body through a referendum.

All legislation must be approved by a majority of the Legislature, except for constitutional amendments, which require a two-thirds vote. Any member of Student Senate can introduce a resolution or bill. To find out more about this process, see the page on proposing legislation.


Recent Legislation

The below charts represent a comprehensive lists of all recent legislation which has been introduced in the Pitzer College Student Senate. According to Student Senate nomenclature, resolutions are denoted by “R” and bills are denoted by “B.” Note that prior to the 2016-2017 academic year, constitutional amendments were considered to be either in their separate category (denoted by “A”) or resolutions, rather than bills. Click on the assigned legislation number to view the actual document.

Complete folders of Legislation from the current academic year can be viewed here:

Introduced 2017-2018 Legislation

Approved 2017-2018 Legislation

Any questions regarding specific legislation should be directed to the author listed below, or you many contact the Student Senate Secretary for further details.


2016-2017

Archive

Topic Topic Lead Author/s Vote Status
53-B-1 Associated Students of the Claremont Colleges J. Pasillas 32 aye
6 nay
Approved
53-B-2 Creation of the Pitzer Event Board and Allocating $25,000.00 from the Reserve Fund for Operations  H. Hammado 20 aye
2 nay
Approved (with amendments)
53-R-2 Recalling Communications Secretary Cindy Onyekwelu K. Mashian  N/A Postponed Indefinitely
53-B-3 Purchasing of Newsstands for Pitzer Campus via Contingency Fund  C. Kawar 27 aye
0 nay
 Approved
53-B-4   A resolution in support of adding a preferred name policy to the Pitzer College Catalogue Senator L. McManus 32 aye, 0 nay Approved
53-B-5 A bill in support of allocating $3,000.00 for a renovation (of the New Resources Student Lounge Justice N. Flores 21 AYE 0 NAY Approved  (with amendments)
53-R-5 A resolution in support of reaffirming the support of the Pitzer Community following the 2016 Presidential Election Senator K.Dalrymple 31 AYE 0 NAY Approved

 

53-R-4

 

A resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux

 

 

Secretary S.Kavuluru,Senator S. Schultz , and 5C Indigenous Alliance

 

 

31 AYE 0 NAY Approved
53-B-6

 

A bill in support of amending the Pitzer College

Student Senate Constitution to require Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates

to run for election together

Communications Secretary C.Wengrod 21 AYE, 5 NAY Tabled Indefinitely
53-R-6 A resolution in appreciation of Sue Grier and her service to Pitzer College President J Pasillias 31 AYE, 0 NAY Approved
53-B-7 A bill in support of amending the Pitzer College Student Senate Constitution to clarify procedures for recall and impeachment.

 

Senator K. Mashian 31 AYE, 0 NAY Approved
 53-R-7, A resolution in support of standing in solidarity with current and future undocumented students at Pitzer College Secretary S. Kavuluru & President J.Pasillias 26 AYE, 0 NAY Approved with Ammendments 
 53-R-8 A resolution in support of designating Claremont as sanctuary city Secretary S. Kavuluru & President J. Pasillias 28 AYE, 0 NAY Approved

2015-2016

Archive

Title Topic Lead Author Vote Status
52-R-1 Shared Governance J. Fox 37 aye
0 nay
Approved
52-R-2 “Fracking” Ban T. Novick-Finder 39 aye
0 nay
Approved
52-A-1 Environmental Rep Duties T. Novick-Finder 43 aye
0 nay
Approved & Ratified
52-A-2 Election Changes M. Hickey 35 aye
0 nay
Approved & Ratified
52-R-3 Veteran Recognition J. Pasillas 37 aye
0 nay
Approved
52-R-4 Price on Carbon L. Burkhart-Lima 31 aye
0 nay
Approved
52-R-5 Sexual Assault Task Force S. Werby 33 aye
0 nay
Approved
52-B-1 Residential Move-In Carts J. Kalapos 31 aye
0 nay
Approved
52-B-2 Diversity Committee Budget C. Kawar 30 aye
0 nay
Approved
52-R-6 Sexual Assault Survey B. MacKay N/A Tabled
52-R-7 POC Solidarity S. Kavuluru 29 aye
0 nay
Approved
52-R-8 Green Fee Proposal J. Honig N/A Tabled

2014-2015

Legislation Archives: To view all resolutions and bills from the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years, click here. Additional archived documents can be found on the Student Senate Sakai page.