The Idiot’s Guide (from an Idiot)<br />HOW TO WRITE A RESOLUTION AND “ENACTMENT” <br />
Today’s outline <br />What is a resolution?<br />Elements to consider<br />Samples <br />What is an enactment?<br />Elements to consider <br />Samples<br />What is in our Constitution <br />Workshop<br />End <br />
Elements to Consider <br />A TITLE which identifies the problem or issue or its proposed solution.<br />The PREAMBLE which is used when factual information is necessary to support the RESOLVED section. Each PREAMBLE clause should be written as a separate paragraph, beginning with the word Whereas. The first word should begin with a capital letter. The PREAMBLE, regardless of its length and number of paragraphs, should never contain a period. Each paragraph should close with a semi-colon. The next to the last paragraph should close with a semi-colon, after which a connecting phrase such as Therefore or Therefore Be It or Now Therefore, Be It is added. (From General (from the constitution )to specific) <br />The RESOLVED section indicates what action is proposed. There may be more than one Resolved clauses, each stated separately. The word RESOLVED is underlined and printed in capital letters, followed by a comma and the word THAT. Each resolved clause must be a separate paragraph and may be ended with a period or a semi-colon and in the case of the next to the last clause, be followed by the word AND<br />
Elements of a Bill<br />Preamble: This section should provide your reasons for the necessity of your bill. Why is your topic something that should be addressed by the government? This section's clauses should always begin with a "Whereas...“<br />Body: This section should be separated into sections and subsections. Each proposed idea for the implementation of the bill should be a section. Subsections should be used to provide further detail and clarification (definitions, etc.) for their appropriate bill sections.<br />Enactment Clause: This is the final section of the bill (and can be labeled as a section as normal). EACH BILL MUST HAVE AN ENACTMENT CLAUSE!! The enactment clause tells your fellow congressmen when your bill will take effect if passed. It may specify a future date (September 30, 2005) or a certain number of days following the passage of the bill (60 days after passage). Enactment dates within 30 days of passage are used for EMERGENCY legislation only. Enactment dates more than 90 days after passage is used for most legislation and is the enactment period for normal legislation.<br />
What our Constitution States <br />Section 6.Enactments and Directorate Bills<br />6.1. Every enactment shall be an extension to the law.<br />6.2. Every bill, to be enacted or resolved, passed by the Directorate shall embrace only one subject which shall be expressed in the title thereof.<br />6.3. Resolutions shall be made to serve purposes of single academic year tenure while enactments, unless amended, shall be permanent provisions of the law.<br />6.4. Every Bill shall be signed by the CSG President for approval. Otherwise, he/she shall <br />veto it and may be overridden within five (5) days after the veto by a vote of at least 2/3 of the Directorate, sitting en banc. <br />
If the President fails to sign or communicate his veto within 30 days, the enactment shall become a law as if it had been signed.<br />6.5. No bill shall become a enacted unless it passes three readings on separate days, and printed copies thereof must be distributed to all the members of the Directorate a day before its passage, except when the Executive President certifies that it is necessary to expediate the immediate enactment to meet an emergency.<br />6.6. A printed copy of the second reading of any bill shall be given to the Supreme Constitutional Court for review of its constitutionality.<br />6.7. No bill shall be permitted to be in the third reading unless validated by the Supreme Constitutional Court. <br />6.8. Upon the third and final reading of any bill, no amendment thereto shall be allowed. And the vote, thru yeas and nays and the affixation of signatures thereon, shall be logged in the journal immediately thereafter.<br />Enactment and Resolution policies and guidelines shall be determined further by the Directorate.<br />
Application<br />Case 1<br />Create a resolution stating your stand and action on XU-URO and KKP-Sectoral presence in the Directorate. <br />Case 2 <br />Create a Bill that requires student councils to publish a bi-monthly financial report for public information. <br />
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