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    Extending a referendum

    The Student Union I represent held a referendum back in 1991 to create a levy that students would pay over the term of 30 years for a new student centre building. The 30 year loan will be paid off in year 28 but the student centre is taking on a new capital project that is associated with the building that will take 2 years to complete. The cost of this new project is being lumped into the 30 year loan with a refinancing from my university. Our Union has been asked if we could extend the levy past the 30 year term even though the loan will have been paid off. Within Roberts Rules, do I need to hold a new referendum to continue this levy or can my board vote to extend the levy past the 30 year term since the loan will now not be paid off? Thank you,
  2. Hi! I'm brand new to ALLLLL of this, so thank you in advance for helping me however you can. the nutshell version: Is there a way to 1) see if an organization is using RR without even realizing it? Like maybe the student government established RR/Parliamentary Procedure as their standard many years ago, and the language got lost of the years. Are there certain markers I could look for to see this? and 2) if not, can I use RR/PP anyways when it comes to helping us make a major decision? Can it just be a catch-all standard? longer version: issues with voting and elections in student government at a university. They have bylaws and a constitution, but nothing that deals with this exact scenario. RR/PP has a solution, and it could seriously help us move forward, but I don't know if I *can* use RR/PP without 1) seeing if its an established precedence of the SGA or if 2) maybe they use it without even knowing. LOL, I don't even know if this makes sense! Thank you!
  3. I am posting in here because we need major help with the way our meetings are run. I believe that nothing voted on in this meeting was valid, and then there's the whole other issue of administration chiming in when they should not have. The issues begin toward the end of the video. Please give your opinions
  4. Question. Can a previously passed motion which had a expiration date be rescinded after that time period had past? This relates to the context of a student referendum issue. The council is trying to say they no longer hold a position/opinion on a issue but had already voted in favour prior to the closing date of that referendum. So now have flipped flopped but the referendum has closed. Is this a valid motion?
  5. Hi everyone, Could use some feedback on this one. Our current elected student body president was accused of harassment on several levels. This was in the performance of his duties. He pursued a female student and in hopes that he would win her over, offered her an appointed position, when she refused his advances, because she did not want to be more then friends. He believed it was because she was not into guys and started to push God on her and require her to go to church, read the bible if she wanted the position. He even wrote a commitment letter stating these things and had a conversation about the same, which was recorded. We have witness to all this and two students who came forward stating the president had admitted to them all of this. There is a lot of evidence and I has Senate member want to raise the question of impeachment in our next senate meeting. It is not on the agenda, The agenda has already been posted, and according to the brown act, we have to post it 72 hours in advance. I have put together an evidence package and would like to raise the question of impeachment at our next senate meeting to refer to our Judicial committee for review and a decision. Which would then be sent back to the senate for block vote. MY QUESTION: According to Robert's Rules. Can the request for impeachment be brought up if not on the agenda for a vote to send to Judicial for review? Thank you for your time. RS
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