ASUW Senate: Session XXVI

Committees

Senators are appointed to committees. After first readings on the floor, legislation is sent to a committee for review, typically a committee whose mission relates most closely to the content of the bill. Committees discuss the legislation, make amendments, and re-submit it back onto the floor for second readings. Legislation can be discharged favorably, unfavorably, or neutrally from a committee.

 

Academic and Administrative Affairs (AAA): The committee that considers legislation related to anything to do with administration, faculty, or academics at the University of Washington. Some examples might be requirements for excused absences or testing policies. Chair: Nathan Mock 

On-Campus: The committee that considers legislation related to living on-campus, such as matters regarding the Residential Communities or HFS. Chair: Timothy Billing 

Off-Campus: The committee that considers legislation related to living off-campus. These issues might include transit, housing prices in the Seattle metro area, and quality of life in the surrounding area. Chair: Geeta Iyer 

General Affairs: The committee that considers legislation related to a variety of topics that don’t quite fit the other committees. Examples of such issues might include sustainability, health & wellness, or national topics. Chair: Robin Cheung 

Oversight: The committee that is responsible for overseeing the internal functions of Senate, including but not limited to: monitoring liaisons, ensuring elected positions are abiding by their job descriptions, submitting requests for information, and reviewing the Senate Bylaws and Senate Rules at the discretion of the Vice Speaker. Chair: Reiden Chea 

Resolution Follow-Up: The committee that researches our past resolutions and their impact. This is a brand new committee as of 2018. Chair: Anson Huang