Amendment to Legislation US13/14-19, Open Committee Meetings

Number: 
US14/15-16
Date of Notice: 
Mon, 10/13/2014
Legislation, Resolution, or Policy Adoption: 
Legislation
Current Status: 
Notice Given
Motion: 

Section I

1.1 WHEREAS Senate motion US13/14-19 "Open Committee Meetings" was approved by the Senate on April 23rd, 2014;

Section II

2.1 BE IT HEREBY MOVED that existing Section 2.2c of US13/14-19 be changed:

FROM

"c) Meetings at which a person called to give testimony requests that his or her identity be confidential, in which case the meeting can be closed for the period necessary to protect the identity of the person; and”

TO 

c) Meetings at which a student called to give testimony requests that his or her identity be confidential or meetings at which testimony taken in accord with such a request is discussed, in which case the meeting can be closed for the period necessary to protect the identity of the student; and

Background

As principal drafter of US13/14-19, I can testify that section 2.2c of the Motion was created at the request of a Committee Chair who expressed concern for the safety of students. The new wording accurately reflects the concerns of the Chair and is in keeping with the spirit of FERPA.

Financial Impact: 
Cost neutral.
Sponsor: 

Frank Stahl, Professor Emeritus (Biology)