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SP.97.04
November 1, 1999

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SENATE

University Statutes and Senate Procedures
(Final;Action)

SP.97.04 Proposed Changes to Election Rules for Student Senators

BACKGROUND
The Election Rules for Student Senators refers, in several sections, to the Student Elections Commission (SEC) of the Student Government Association (SGA). The SGA no longer exists; it was replaced in March of 1996 by the Illinois Student Government (ISG). The ISG constitution is identical to the SGA constitution regarding student elections. The Election Rules for Student Senators needs to be updated to reflect these changes. The content of the Election Rules for Student Senators has been changed to delete references to individual sections of the SEC Elections Packet and the ISG Bylaws, since those Article and Section numbers change frequently. Otherwise, only the references to the former SGA have been amended to refer to the ISG.

Also, when the Senate approved SP.95.04, Proposed Bylaws Changes to Merge the Committees on University Statutes and Senate Procedures, Elections and Credentials, and Parliamentarians, on January 29, 1996, the duties of the Senate Elections and Credentials Committee (SECC) were assumed by University Statutes and Senate Procedures (USSP). The housekeeping amendments below reflect that change.

The Illinois Student Government has made changes to the ISG Bylaws over the last several years that need to be reflected in the Election Rules for Student Senators, specifically with respect to Section 4: Time and Duration of Elections. The changes recommended accomplish that purpose.

RECOMMENDATIONS
The Senate Committee on University Statutes and Senate Procedures recommends approval of the following modifications to the Election Rules for Student Senators. In the amendments below, text to be deleted is in [square brackets]; text to be added is underscored.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ELECTION RULES FOR STUDENT SENATORS

DELETE ALL APPENDICES.
[Appendix A - Slates
Appendix B - Spending Limits; Financial Disclosure Requirements; Sources of Funds
Appendix C - Write-In Procedures
Appendix D - Powers of the Student Elections Commission; Irregularities/Violations
Appendix E - Clean Campus Policy]

UNIVERSITY STATUTES AND SENATE PROCEDURES
Robert Fossum, Chair
Humza Durrani
H. George Friedman
Harry H. Hilton
John W. Kindt
Amit Mathur
Julian Palmore
Robert C. Damrau, Ex officio
Thomas M. Eakman, Observer
C. K. Gunsalus, Ex officio (designee)
Vera V. Mainz (PAC Liaison)