Notice of Referendum Thursday 29 April 2021

Notice of Referendum Thursday 29 April 2021

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Notice of Referendum Thursday 29 April 2021

Referenda on Amendments to SU Constitution

Fógra maidir le Reifrinn Déardaoin, an 29 Aibreáin 2021

Reifrinn chun Bunreacht Aontas na Mac Léinn a Leasú

On Thursday 29th April you will be asked to vote in two referenda to amend the SU Constitution. Both constitutional amendments were proposed by SU Council on 31 March 2021.

The first amendment, if passed will result in the creation of a part-time Environmental and Sustainability Officer.

The second amendment, if passed, will result in the Chairperson of SU Council being replaced with an external independent Chairperson.

REFERENDA INFO SESSION + PART TIME OFFICER ELECTION HUSTINGS 5pm TUES 27th APRIL ZOOM LINK HERE

(Meeting ID: 835 2184 8577 Passcode: 320541)

The wording which will appear on each ballot, requiring a Yes / No answer, is outlined below:

Déardaoin, an 29 Aibreán, iarrfar ort vótáil in dhá reifreann le Bunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a leasú. Is í Comhairle an Chomhaltais a mhol an dá leasú bunreachta ar an 31 Márta 2021.

Má ritear an chéad leasú, cruthófar post páirtaimseartha mar Oifigeach Comhshaoil agus Inbhuanaitheachta.

Má ritear an dara leasú, cuirfear Cathaoirleach neamhspleách seachtrach in ionad Chathaoirleach Chomhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear na ceisteanna ort ar na páipéir bhallóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt orthu:

 

Environmental and Sustainability Officer

 

Do you agree with referendum motion (Environmental and Sustainability Officer) proposed by the SU Council on 31 March 2021?

Article 7 The Executive Committee

Insert: The Environmental and Sustainability Officer

And renumber accordingly

Insert: The Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Officer

1. Shall promote sustainability and environmental awareness amongst the members of the Union.

2. Shall be responsible for developing union policy on environmental and sustainability issues.

3. Shall liaise with relevant societies and interest groups.

4. Shall organise relevant events and campaigns to highlight and address environmental and sustainability issues.

5. Shall represent Union members on relevant university committees.

And renumber accordingly

Article 10 Students’ Union Committees & Fora

Insert: The Environmental and Sustainability Forum

This shall be chaired by the Environmental and Sustainability Officer and shall meet at least once per semester. The purpose of the Environmental and Sustainability Forum shall be to discuss any relevant environmental and sustainability issues or campaigns. The Environmental and Sustainability Forum shall, where necessary propose any relevant agenda items to SU Council for discussion. The Environmental and Sustainability Forum shall be open to all members of the Union.

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

Vote 09:00-21:00 on Thursday 29 April 2021

Vótáil 09:00-21:00 ar Déardaoin 29 Aibreáin 2021

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Independent SU Council Chairperson

 

Do you agree with referendum motion (Independent SU Council Chairperson) proposed by the SU Council on 31 March 2021?

Article 7. The Executive Committee

Delete:

7.A

“viii. The Students’ Union Council Chairperson”

And renumber accordingly x

Delete:

7.A.viii The Students’ Union Council Chairperson,

1. S/He shall chair the meetings of the Students’ Union Council

2. S/He shall represent all class representatives on the Executive Committee.

3. He/she shall work with the College Convenors to see that each class in the University has a class representative.

And renumber accordingly

Delete:

7.A.ix

“3. They shall work with the Chairperson of Students’ Union Council to see that each class in the University has a class representative.”

Article 5. Authority

Insert:

5.C. iv.

a. The Chairperson of the Students’ Union Council shall be appointed by the Executive Committee.

b. The Chairperson of the Students’ Union Council shall serve for a three-year term and shall be eligible to be appointed for a second three-year term.

c. The Chairperson of the Students’ Union Council shall not be a member of the Union.

d. The Chairperson of Students’ Union Council can be removed by two thirds of a quorate Students’ Union Council.

e. In the absence of the Chairperson at a meeting of the Students’ Union Council, the Council shall elect from one of its number an acting Chairperson for the duration of that meeting.

And renumber accordingly

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

Vote 09:00-21:00 on Thursday 29 April 2021

Vótáil 09:00-21:00 ar Déardaoin 29 Aibreáin 2021

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