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SB-F17-05: Elections Reform Act of 2017

A bill to reform the charter of the Joint Elections Committee in order to improve student body elections.

Sponsored by: Sen. Jan Yonan (CCAS-U), Sen. Finley Wetmore (SEAS-U)

Co-sponsored by: Sen. Jared Levinson (CCAS-U), Sen. Andrew Lama (ESIA-U), Sen. Zamin Raza (CCAS-G), Sen. Ojani Walthrust (ESIA-U), Sen. Imani Ross (U-at-Large), Sen. Sherri Afshani (SPH-U), Sen. Cole Kline (GWSB-U), Sen. Will Raderman (U-at-Large), Sen. Eden Vitoff (CCAS-U), Sen. Devan Cole (CCAS-U), Sen. McKenzie Swain (ESIA-U)

Endorsers: GW Program Board, GW Class Council, Joint Elections Committee

Read the text of this legislation

Read a report from the JEC Reform Committee

Signed by the President

President Chua signed it into law on 5 December 2017.

Passed the full Senate

Approved with a vote of 30 to 0, with one abstention, on 4 December 2017.

Adoption of an amendment

Sen. Barber (SMHS-G) proposed an amendment that was viewed as friendly and adopted, on 4 December 2017.

Vote on the bill by the full Senate

Rejected by a vote of 22 to 7, with one abstention, on 4 December 2017. A 24 vote, 2/3 majority was required.

Adoption of an amendment

Sen. Molesky (SEAS-G) proposed an amendment that was viewed as friendly and adopted, on 4 December 2017.

Vote on an amendment

Sen. Raderman (U-at-Large) proposed an amendment that was rejected by a vote of 21 to 8, with one abstention, on 4 December 2017. A roll call vote was taken.

Adoption of an amendment

Sen. Ross (U-at-Large) proposed an amendment that was viewed as friendly and adopted, on 4 December 2017.

Vote on an amendment

Sen. Forrest (G-at-Large) proposed an amendment that was rejected by a vote of 22 to 8, with one abstention, on 4 December 2017. A 24 vote, 2/3 majority was required.

Reported to full Senate

Approved in the JEC Charter Reform committee with a vote of 5 to 0, with one abstention, on 4 December 2017.

Introduced to committee

Sen. Yonan (CCAS-U) and Sen. Wetmore (SEAS-U) introduced to the JEC Charter Reform committee on 4 December 2017.

Referred to committee

EVP Nelson referred the bill to the JEC Charter Reform committee on 18 November 2017.