Documentation

Legislation

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Bills:

# 1 - To Charter the African Presence in Academia Task Force - Passed April 1, 2019 - Sponsored by Zubaidat Agboola, Axel Ntamatungiro, Anna Margret Clyburn, Dara Okeremi, and Grace Wickerson
# 2 - To Extend the Composting Task Force - Passed April 15, 2019 - Sponsored by Ashley Fitzpatrick
# 3 - To Extend the Visual and Dramatic Arts Working Group - Passed April 22, 2019 - Sponsored by Anna Margaret Clyburn
# 4 - To Charter the Off-Campus Students Resources and Concerns Task Force - Passed November 4, 2019 - Sponsored by Simi Rahman
# 5 - To Charter the SA Audti Task Force - Passed November 11, 2019 - Sponsored by Mckinzie Chambers and Tanner Reese
# 6 - To Charter a Culture of Care Task Force - Passed November 11, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson
# 7 - To Create a Student Legal Services Working Group - Passed November 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Christina Lee and Tessa Schreiber
# 8 - To Charter the LatinX Studies Working Group - Passed December 2, 2019 - Introduced by Ariana Engles
# 9 - To Charter the Innovation District Community Impacts Task Force - Passed February 17, 2020 - Introduced by Grace Wickerson and Will Mundy
# 10 - To Create the Student Center Pre-Design Working Group - Passed February 24, 2020 - Introduced by Isabel Wiatt
# 11 - To Extend the Undocumented Student Support Services Task Force - Passed Marsh 2, 2020 - Introduced by Ariana Engles

Resolutions:

# 1 - To Support the Creation of an African Studies Major - Passed April 1, 2019 - Sponsored by Zubaidat Agboola, Axel Ntamatungiro, Anna Margret Clyburn, Dara Okeremi
# 2 - To Oppose the Construction Plan for the INflatable Dome - Passed April 22, 2019 - Sponsored by Ashton Duke and Quinn Matthews
# 3 - To Create a Memorandum of Understanding on the Inflatable Dome between the Rice Athletic Department and the Rice Undergraduate Student Population - Passed April 22, 2019 - Sponsored by Ashton Duke and Quinn Matthews
# 4 - To Support the Addition of a 6th Section to Critical Thinking in Sexuality - Passed April 22, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson
# 5 - To Comment Rice Undergraduate Student Support for the Houston Climate Action Plan - Passed September 30 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson
# 6 - To Issue a Statement of Support for the LatinX and Immigrant Community at Rice - Passed December 2, 2019 - Introduced by Simi Rahman, Laura Vargas, and Grace Wickerson
#7 - Joint Statement by the SA and GSA to Issue a Call for Reflection, Reform, and Action with Regards to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources on Campus - Passed January 27, 2020 - Introduced by Grace Wickerson and Hannah Pearce
#8 - To Recommend a Community Benefits Agreement Process for the Innovation District Project - Passed February 17, 2020 - Introduced by Mary Claire Neal, Luis Moreno, Nia Prince, Taylor Crain, Kamil Cook, and Carly Frieders
#9 - To Issue a Statement in Support of Continued Refugee Resettlement in Texas - Passed February 10, 2020 - Introduced by Lily Sethre-Brink, Angie Fan, and Summer Shabana
#10 - To Advocate for Equitable Maternal and Caregiver Leave Policies - Passed February 17, 2020 - Introduced by Anna-Margaret Clyburn, Simi Rahman, and Grace Wickerson
#11 To Pledge Rice University’s Continued Support and Commitment to Fair Trade - Passed March 9th, 2020 - Introduced by Sarah Kim, Jessica Su, Aylia Rivzi, Alina Naqvi, Colton Alstatt, Amanda Mae Ashley, Sara Barker, Vanessa Green, Chelsea Li, Shreya Menon, Candi Zhao
#12 To Affirm Sustainability as a Core Value of Rice University - Passed March 9th, 2020 - Introduced by Grace Wickerson, Valerie Kass, Ji Won Kim, Ashley Fitzpatrick
#13 To Request Mandatory Diversity Training for All Faculty and Staff Passed March 9th, 2020, 2020 - Introduced by Simi Rahman, Kirsty Leech, Daniel Joshua
#14 Resolution to Oppose the Pass/Fail Working Group Recommendations Passed March 9th, 2020 - Introduced by Will Mundy, Ashley Fitzpatrick, Shane DiGiovana, Austin Hush
#15 Call for Accomodations in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak Introduced March 2nd - Introduced by Will Mundy - TABLED FOR EDITS

By-Laws Amendments:

# 1 - To Establish the Director of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Support Policy - Passed April 15, 2019 - Sponsored by Eliza Martin, Maurice Frediere, and Grace Wickerson
# 2 - To Create the Association of Rice Alumni Liaison - Passed September 9, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson
#3 - To Remove the Clause Requiring Graduate Students in the Awards Committee for Rice University Service Award - Passed March 9th, 2020, Sponsored by Manshi Patel

Constitutional Amendments:

2018-2019 Legislative Session

Bills:

# 1 - Repeal of Senate Bill #18 of the 2017-2018 Session - Passed April 4, 2018 - Sponsored by Maurice Frediere
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#3 - Formation of the Beer Bike Best Practices Working Group - Indefinitely Tabled - Sponsored by Ashton Duke & Maurice Frediere
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#4 - To Charter the SA Centennial Task Force - Passed August 27, 2018 - Sponsored by Stephen Chamness & Ariana Engles
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#5 - To Extend the Off-Campus Student Resources and Concerns Working Group - Passed September 24, 2018 - Sponsored by Simi Rahman & Tim Thomas II
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#6 - To Create the Sexual Assault Survivor Resources Working Group - Passed September 24, 2018 - Sponsored by Eliza Martin and Madison Nasteff
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#7 - To Create the Student Safety Working Group - Passed October 8, 2018 - Sponsored by Maurice Frediere
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#8 - Refugee Support Services Working Group - Passed October 22, 2018 - Sponsored by Ariana Engles
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#9 - To Create the Civic Engagement Working Group - Passed December 3, 2018 - Sponsored by Tessa Schreiber
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#10 - Formation of the International Student Financial Aid Task Force - Passed December 3, 2018 - Sponsored by Joyce Chen, Eli Mensing
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#11 - To Create the Innovation Hub Idea Collection Task Force - Passed January 21, 2019 - Sponsored by Jefferson Ren
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#12 - To Charter the Financial Accessibility Working Group - Passed January 21, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson
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#13 - To Establish the Visual and Dramatic Arts Working Group - Passed January 21, 2019 - Sponsored by Anna Margaret Clyburn, Jake Reinhart
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#14 - To Create the Texas Student Government Coalition Task Force - Passed January 21, 2019 - Sponsored by Maurice Frediere
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#15 - To Charter the Composting Task Force - Passed January 28, 2019 - Sponsored by Ashley Fitzpatrick, Youssef Machkhas, Grace Wickerson
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#16 - Formation of the Study Abroad Expansion Working Group - Passed January 28, 2019 - Sponsored by Will Mundy
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#17 - To Create the First Generation and Low Income New Student Support Working Group - Passed January 28, 2019 - Sponsored by Cordy McJunkins
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#18 - To Create the Inflatable Dome Input Working Group - Passed February 24, 2019 - Sponsored by Ariana Engles and Quinn Matthews
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#19 - To Create the Refugee Support Task Force - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Ariana Engles
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#20 - To Extend the Undocumented Student Support Services Task Force - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Ariana Engles

Resolutions:

#1 - Statement of Rice University Student Values Pertaining to Freedom of Expression - Passed April 9, 2018 - Sponsored by Turner, Frediere, et. al.
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#2 - Repeal of SR#11 of the 2017-2018 - N/A - Sponsored by Clyburn, Kielawa, Reese
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#3 - To Support Accessibility and the Expansion of Financial Aid to International Students - Passed December 3, 2018 - Sponsored by Chen, Huang, et. al.
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#4 - To Publicly Comment Rice Undergraduate Student Opposition to Proposed Department of Education Title IX Regulations - Passed January 28, 2019 - Sponsored by Engles, Prince, et. al.
#5 - To Support the Reinstatement of Introductory Language Courses as Distribution I Credited Classes - Passed March 4, 2019 - Sponsored by Akin Bruce, Eliza Martin, and Eli Mensing
#6 - Declaration of Support for the Adoption of a Portfolio Carbon Footprint Assessment - Passed March 4, 2019 - Sponsored by Taylor Morin and
#7 - To Recommend an Additional Disciplinary Action Relevant to Student Leadership - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Maurice Frediere and Grace Wickerson

By-Law Amendments:

#1 - To Amend the Outstanding Senior Award Eligibility - Passed April 4, 2018 - Sponsored by Engles, Onwenu
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#2 - To Allow for the Development of the of a Technology Team in the Student Association Bylaws - Passed September 24, 2018 - Sponsored by Feldman, Engles
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#3 - To Allow for the Expansion of the Communication Team in the Student Association Bylaws - Passed September 24, 2018 - Sponsored by Ren
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#4 - To Amend the Blanket Tax Procedure in Order to Allow for Return of Unanticipated Midyear Surplus - Passed October 22, 2018 - Sponsored by Frediere, Loh
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#5 - To Charter the Student Health Services Committee - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson, Hannah Kim, and Bharathi Selvan
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#6 - To Charter the Athletics Sustainability Council - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson, Tanner Reese, and Madison Morris
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#7 - To Consolidate Efforts of Temporary Student Initiatives - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson, and Nick Jerge
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#8 - To Eliminate the Director of External Affairs and Associate Vice President Positions - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Tessa Scheiber
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#9 - To Create the Students with Disabilities Advisory Council - Passed March 18, 2019 - Shane DiGiovanna, Ariana Engles, and Maurice Frediere

Constitutional Amendments:

#1 - To Create the Green Fund Committee - Failed/Voted Down - Sponsored by Yu, Wickerson, Et. Al.
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#2 - To Broaden Sponsorship Standards for Student Association Legislation - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson and Nicholas Jerge

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Constitutional Amendments:

#1 - To Amend the Intramural Sports Fee - Passed April 2, 2018 - Sponsored by Onwenu, Engles

2016-2017 Legislative Session


2015-2016 Legislative Session