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Senate Resolutions

No.TitlePrimary SponsorIntroducedStatusVoteAction TakenLast UpdatedLinkCommittee 1ReportCommittee 2AmendedSummaryAffected Groups
FY23 Annual BudgetMalik (Finance)May 1, 2022Passed in Senate17-0-0-7Adopt Annual BudgetViewThe Senate of the Vassar Student Association adopts the FY23 Annual Budget as introduced by the Annual Budgeting Commission.Vassar Student Association
1Adopting the Rules of Order of the SenateMangan (Vice President)May 1, 2022Passed in Senate17-0-0-7June 15, 2022ViewThe Senate of the Vassar Student Association is required to adopt Rules of Order as stated in Section 1, Clause F of Article II of the Bylaws of the Vassar Student Association.Senate
2The Civil Service ActMangan (Vice President)June 5, 2022Passed in Senate7-0-0-1Amend Constitution/BylawsJune 20, 2022ViewThis resolution extends the values of SR. 153-27 (The Chief of Staff Elevation Act) to the rest of the Association's interns.Civil Service (Interns)
3The Annual Spaces Coordination ActMangan (Vice President)June 5, 2022Passed in SenateAmend Constitution/BylawsOctober 10, 2022ViewOrganizationsThis resolution establishes a process for student organization space (office and storage) allocation and coordinates said process with annual budgeting.Chair of Organizations, Student Organizations
4The Appointment Reconciliation ActMangan (Vice President)June 10, 2022Tabled IndefinitelyAmend Constitution/BylawsJune 15, 2022ViewOperationsThis resolution reconsiders the authority to appoint and moves such authority to the Senate instead of the current Board of Elections and Appointments.Board of Elections and Apppointments (BoEA), Senate, President, Vice President
5The House Officer Reorganization Reauthorization ActMangan (Vice President)June 10, 2022Passed in Senate7-0-0-1Amend Constitution/BylawsJune 20, 2022ViewThis resolution rectifies the introduction and enactment of SR 153-26 (Amending the Bylaws to Restructure House Teams), following the Judicial Board's declaration that the introduction and enactment of SR 153-26 was unconstitutional.Board of Residential Affairs
6A Statement on the SCOTUS Opinion regarding Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health OrganizationMangan (Vice President)June 25, 2022Passed in Senate8-0-0-0Issue StatementJuly 4, 2022ViewThis resolution adopts an official stance and issues a statement to the Vassar student community regarding the Supreme Court's opinion and ruling regarding Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.Vassar Student Association
7Confirmation No. 1: John WapnerMangan (Vice President)July 10, 2022Passed in Senate8-0-0-0Confirm AppointmentJuly 10, 2022ViewOperationsChair of Organizations
Priorities and Initiatives ProposalAguilar (President)September 11, 2022Passed in Senate24-0-0-2Issue StatementOctober 5, 2022View
Strategic PlanAguilar (President)September 11, 2022Passed in Senate24-0-0-2Issue StatementOctober 5, 2022View
8An Amendment to Clarify B-III§2.CMangan (Vice President)September 11, 2022Passed in Senate24-0-0-2Amend Constitution/BylawsSeptember 14, 2022ViewThis resolution amends the Constitution to provide a clear distinction between the appointment of the Civil Service and Judicial Board Clerk and the appointment powers of the Board of Elections and Appointments.Board of Elections and Apppointments (BoEA)
9An Amendment to Establish a Winter Training SessionMangan (Vice President)September 16, 2022Passed in Senate25-0-0-2Amend Constitution/BylawsOctober 5, 2022ViewOperationsSenate
10-1An Amendment to Clarify the Rules and Operations of the Supplemental Boards of the AssociationMangan (Vice President)September 14, 2022Passed in Senate25-0-0-2Amend Constitution/BylawsOctober 5, 2022ViewOperationsSupplemental Boards
10-2An Amendment to the Structure of the Board of Elections and AppointmentsMangan (Vice President)September 14, 2022Passed in Senate25-0-0-2Amend Constitution/BylawsOctober 5, 2022ViewOperationsThis resolution amends the Constitution and Bylaws to establish a Vice Chair of Elections and a Vice Chair of Appointments, and remove the Training Director.
An Allocation from the Social Consciousness Fund to the ALANA CenterFrancis (Equity and Inclusion)October 2, 2022Passed in Senate21-0-0-5Disburse FundsOctober 5, 2022ViewEquity and Inclusion
11The Annual Budgeting Reform Act Mangan (Vice President)October 9, 2022On CalendarAmend Constitution/BylawsOctober 10, 2022ViewFinanceOperationsAnnual Budgeting Commission, Senate
12A Statement on the Imposition of Mandatory Minimum Costs for Break HousingMangan (Vice President)
13The Return of the Raise the Wage ActFrom (2025)
14Student Workers Protections ActFrom (2025)
15Tabled Indefinitely
16Tabled Indefinitely
17Overload ActScannell (Senator '23)November 21, 2022On CalendarNovember 14, 2022ViewAcademics This resolution suggests guidlines for approving 5 credit overloadsStudent Body
18An Amendment to Open the Executive Board MeetingsMangan (Vice President)November 21, 2022On CalendarAmend Constitution/BylawsNovember 16, 2022ViewOperationsThis resolution makes executive board meetings open Senate, Study Body
19An Amendment to Clarify the Process of RatificationMangan (Vice President)November 21, 2022On CalendarAmend Constitution/BylawsNovember 21, 2022ViewOperationsFurther specifiying the Constitutional ratification process Association Goverenance
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