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2016-17 legislative session

President Erika Feinman and Executive Vice President Thomas Falcigno presiding.

List of legislation
Bill or resolution title Description Status
SR-S17-17: Thank You Thomas Resolution A resolution to thank Executive Vice President Thomas Falcigno for his years of service to the GW community. Signed by the president
SB-S17-16: Student Fee Clarification Act A bill concerning GW’s schools and colleges and their payment of the student fee and for other purposes. Signed by the president
SB-S17-15: The Aniqa Raihan Act A resolution to demonstrate student support for Aniqa Raihan and all survivors of sexual violence at George Washington University. Signed by the president
SR-S17-14: The Advancement of Palestinian Human Rights Act A resolution calling for the George Washington University to divest from companies that contribute to the suffering of Palestinians and to commit to no investments in such companies in the future. Failed in the full Senate: 14 to 15, with one abstention
SB-S17-13: Transition Vacancies Act A bill to clarify transition roles in the event of an Executive vacancy. Signed by the president
SB-S17-12: SA Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 A bill to allocate student body funds for Fiscal Year 2018. Signed by the president
SB-S17-11: Vice President's Approval Act A bill to amend the Senate bylaws in order to require approval of new Vice President's through Senate committees. Signed by the president
SB-S17-10: Elections Date Amendment Act A bill to amend the JEC bylaws in order to give the JEC more control over the setting of election dates. Signed by the president
SR-S17-09: End of the Year Project Summary Report Act A resolution calling on all senators to submit a report to their respective committee’s chairperson outlining the initiatives they focused on during their tenure and the progress that was made. Signed by the president
SB-S17-08: Gallagher-Glover-Reidenbaugh Act of 2017 A bill to call a referendum to update the Constitution of the George Washington University Student Association. Signed by the president
SB-S17-07: Vice Presidents Act of 2017 A bill to call a referendum to update the Constitution of the George Washington University Student Association. Signed by the president
SR-S17-06: How Did The Chicken Cross The Road Safely Act A resolution in support of a cross walk on H Street. Signed by the president
SR-S17-05: Printing Price Change Act A resolution gauging support for a policy that would give students a discount for printing double-sided, but increase the price of single-sided printing. Signed by the president
SR-S17-04: Open Textbook Act A resolution in support of George Washington University faculty using open textbooks to support the mission of textbook accessibility and affordability. Signed by the president
SR-S17-03: Supporting Our International Students Act A resolution stating the Student Association’s support for international students who have been impacted by the executive order issued by President Trump banning immigration from certain countries. Signed by the president
SR-S17-02: University Presidential Welcome Resolution A resolution welcoming the 17th President of George Washington University. Signed by the president
SR-S17-01: First-Year Forgiveness Policy Endorsement Act A resolution supporting the implementation of a First-Year Forgiveness Policy starting for the 2017-2018 George Washington University Academic Bulletin and for other purposes. Signed by the president
SB-F16-12: Graduate Fund Act A bill to allow Graduate Umbrella Student Associations access to 100% of their constituent graduate students’ fee contribution. Signed by the president
SB-F16-11: Election Date Act A bill to give the power to set election dates to the JEC. Signed by the president
SR-F16-10: Supporting Future Fall Breaks Act A resolution supporting future fall breaks for the George Washington University and for other purposes. Signed by the president
SB-F16-09: Student Organization Accountability Act A bill to empower the Student Association Finance Committee to hold organizations responsible for their usage of supplies and materials in the Student Org Resource Center. Signed by the president
SR-F16-08: Affirming Accessibility Act A resolution supporting Congressional Bill H.R. 6122, The Access to Instructional Materials for Higher Education Act (AIM-HEA), and its implementation at GW. Signed by the president
SB-F16-07: JEC Charter Clarification Amendment A bill to correct and clarify election rules in the Joint Election Committee Charter. Signed by the president
SB-F16-06: Qualified Candidates Amendment A bill to allow the Senate to fill vacancies with qualified candidates. Signed by the president
SB-F16-05: Public Comment Amendment A bill to ensure that public comment can be encouraged without preventing the timely conduct of Senate business. Signed by the president
SB-F16-04: Enhancing GW's Role as an Anchor Institution Act A resolution to demonstrate student support for the University’s goals to better sustainably integrate itself with the District of Columbia’s economic community. Signed by the president
SR-F16-03: Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution A resolution calling for the George Washington University to divest from all fossil fuel investments and to commit to no investments in fossil fuel stocks in the future. Signed by the president
SR-F16-02: The Affordability Resolution A resolution charging the 2016-2017 GW Student Association Senate to focus on affordability initiatives for students in terms of academic costs, campus life expenses, and expenditures of their student organizations. Signed by the president
SR-F16-01: President Steven A. Knapp Recognition Act A resolution praising President Knapp for initiatives under his administration pertinent to sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and combating sexual assault. Signed by the president