Legislation 2020-2021

Commendations: 

Commendations are to recognize members of the UNM community on high awards and achievements  from ASUNM.  The version below is as introduced to committee.  For a final version, if passed at Full Senate, contact asunmvp@unm.edu.

FALL

  1. Commendation 1F - Congratulate Mikaela Osler for her achievements and breaking the record for the Fastest Known Time (FTK) in hiking the Colorado Trail. 
  2. Commendation 2F - Congratulate the staff and volunteers of NMPIRG. 
  3. Commendation 3F - Congratulate the staff and volunteers of the Agora Crisis Center. 

SPRING

  1. Commendation 1S - Retirement of Joanna Garcia. 
  2. Commendation 2S - Congratulate's Claire Karo for receiving Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc Regional Undergraduate Member of the Year Award. 

Condolences:

Condolences are expressions of sympathy from ASUNM.   The version below is as introduced to committee.  For a final version, if passed at Full Senate, contact asunmvp@unm.edu.

FALL 

  1.  Condolence 1F - Honors the life of Hannah Colton. 

SPRING

     1. Condolence 1S - Recognizes the service of Officer Brian Sicknick.

Resolutions:

Resolutions are the statements of opinion by the ASUNM Senate on behalf of the ASUNM Senate.   The version below is as introduced to committee.  For a final version, if passed at Full Senate, contact asunmvp@unm.edu.

FALL

  1. Resolution 1F - Addresses the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.
  2. Resolution 3F - Addresses the discrimination transgender people face and provides information about useful UNM and New Mexico resources. 
  3. Resolution 4F - Encourages UNM students to register to vote for the November 3rd, 2020 elections. 
  4. Resolution 5F - Calls upon the University of New Mexico to declare a Climate Emergency and encourages UNM to take actions on this issue. 
  5. Resolution 6F - Addresses the need for a resource center at UNM for students of, but not limited to, APIDA descent and alike to congregate. 
  6. Resolution 7F - Conveys the Administration at UNM the necessity for UNM to partake in fiscally and environmentally prudent investment strategies to protect the climate and our futures. 
  7. Resolution 8F - ASUNM denounces the use of private prisons as detentional or correctional facilities in the state of New Mexico. 
  8. Resolution 9F - ASUNM encourages greater public discussion of food and housing insecurity, as well as other economic disadvantages students face. 

SPRING 

  1. Resolution 1S - Better the communication between The Daily Lobo and ASUNM. 
  2. Resolution 2S - ASUNM encourages students to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 
  3. Resolution 3S - Encourages UNM members to consider the implications of adopting a pet to reduce animal mistreatment.
  4. Resolution 4S - Urges the State Legislature to fund the Lottery Scholarship.
  5. Resolution 5S -  ASUNM discourages and condemns efforts to spread fear-mongering tactics aimed at causing discrimination against transgender people, including those regarding athletics, and advocates for greater representation of their identities to ensure and normalize their equality. 

Bills:

Bills make amendments to the ASUNM Constitution and Lawbook.  The version below is as introduced to committee.  For a final version, if passed at Full Senate, contact asunmvp@unm.edu.

FALL 

  1. Bill 1F - Filling Senate Vacancies. 
  2. Bill 2F - Increase the amount of money Senate can allocate during the balance forward process. 
  3. Bill 3F - Change the definition of ASUNM office. 
  4. Bill 4F - Student Service Agency positions will be filled upon funding approval from the Finance Committee. 
  5. Bill 5F - Office hours of non-elected members of the Executive cabinet will be held as assigned by the President. 
  6. Bill 6F - The Attorney General will be required to publish any amendments made to the ASUNM Law Book within five days following approval by University Legal Counsel. 
  7. Bill 7F - There can be three to six appointed Elections Commissioners, appointed by the Elections Commission Executive Director. 
  8. Bill 8F - Boards and Committees Coordinator and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be interviewed by the Outreach and Appointments Committee. 
  9. Bill 9F - Establishing an online ballot, and allowing physical polling locations not to be required for ASUNM elections, during times of governmental declared emergencies and/or pandemic. 
  10. Bill 10F - Establish the ASUNM Emergency Scholarship. 
  11. Bill 11F - Add clarifications to the ASUNM Elections Code. 
  12. Bill 12F - Edits duties of the Attorney General. 
  13. Bill 13F - Edits parts of the ASUNM Election Code. 
  14. Bill 14F - Senators will be assigned a UNM Resource Center that they need to represent each Semester. 
  15. Bill 15F - Adds definition of Resource Center.
  16. Bill 16F - Adds a mock Full Senate Meeting to the ASUNM training session. 
  17. Bill 17F - Edits the Contest of Elections procedure. 
  18. Bill 18F - Reduce ASUNM allocation to Student Publications. 
  19. Bill 19F - Add headers to ASUNM Law Book.
  20. Bill 20F - Edits Article II: Joint Council. 
  21. Bill 21F - Joint Council Speaker would serve as a ex-officio non-voting member of the Senate. 
  22. Bill 22F - Establish the ASUNM Emergency Scholarship.

SPRING 

  1. Bill 1S -  Amendment to Budget Code. 
  2. Bill 2S -  Amendment to Elections Code. 
  3. Bill 3S -  Adds article about legislation transparency. 

Appropriations:

Bills make amendments to the ASUNM Constitution and Lawbook. The version below is as introduced to committee.  For a final version, if passed at Full Senate, contact asunmvp@unm.edu.

FALL

  1. Appropriation 1F
  2. Appropriation 2F
  3. Appropriation 3F - Warhawk Booster Club. 
  4. Appropriation 4F - Magic: The Gathering Club. 
  5. Appropriation 5F - Women in Computing. 
  6. Appropriation 6F - ELL. 

SPRING 

  1. Appropriation 1S - ASUNM Senate.  

Fall 2020 Budget Requests:

Bills make amendments to the ASUNM Constitution and Lawbook.   The version below is as introduced to committee.  For a final version, if passed at Full Senate, contact asunmvp@unm.edu.

  1. Budget 1F - Associated General Contractors. 
  2. Budget 2F - Society of Automotive Engineers.
  3. Budget 3F - Delta Sigma Pi.
  4. Budget 4F - Lobo Hockey. 
  5. Budget 5F - UNM Fishing Club. 
  6. Budget 6F - Tau Beta Pi. 

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