MINUTES OF THE RULES COMMITTEE OF

THE YALE POLITICAL UNION

2nd MAY 2010

 

The Rules Committee meeting of the Yale Political Union held on Sunday 2nd May 2010 was called to order at 4:39 pm in the YPU Office, with the Speaker, Mr. Adam Stempel, presiding.

 

PRESENT (absences indicated in italics)

 

Speaker, Mr. Adam Stempel (Speaker)

Chair of the Liberal Party, Miss Stephanie Seller (CLP)

Chair of the Party of the Left, Mr. Dominick Lawton (CPL)

Chairman of the Progressive Party, Mr. Nathaniel Schwalb (CPP)

Chairman of the Independent Party, Miss Shannon Connors (CIP)

Chairman of the Conservative Party, Mr. Kyle Rusciano(CCP)

Chairman of the Tory Party, Mr. Cyprien Sarteau (CTP)

Chairman of the Party of the Right, Miss Camila YaDeau (CPR)

Secretary of the YPU, Mr. Cameron Rotblat

 

 

Speaker wants to appoint a YPU Teller and clarify the language on the Yale Political Union Advisory Committee appointments

 

Speaker says that Miss Bree Thompson, a freshman of the CP, is interested in being Teller, and plans on meeting with former Tellers and Chief Whips before the end of the semester.

 

CPL moves to confirm Miss Bree Thompson as Teller of YPU.

The motion is seconded and passes without objection.

 

Speaker asks for any other business.

 

Mr. Martone reminisces on the past rules committees meeting, and explains that the Rules Committee can say that there is an unclear point in the Constitution and that the Constitution should be interpreted as x. He draws a parallel to a signing statement.

 

CPR moves that the Rules Committee interpret the Yale Political Union Constitution to say that any Yale student not yet graduated is eligible to serve on the Yale Political Union Advisory Committee.

The motion is seconded and passes without objection.

 

Pres moves to adjourn.

The motion is seconded and passes without objection.

 

The Rules Committee meeting of the Yale Political Union was adjourned at 4:42 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Cameron Ellis Rotblat

Secretary of the Yale Political Union