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Proposal to modify article 24 (limit right of officers to censor amendments with no explanation)
Current (under debate and original): 24. "A proposal for amending the constitution can be submitted by any member to the President or at a regular meeting, and it must contain explanations for the...
10/29/16 1

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Proposal to modify articles 23 & 24 (president powers to censor amendments)
Current: 23. The constitution can be modified at any time by the simple majority of the members present in 3 consecutive meetings, or voting over the Internet during those three weeks, on a proposal t...
10/28/16 0


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Proposal to modify article 37
Current: 37. Participants in attendance that do not have the right to be members can request to speak, and will be allowed to speak at their turn if permitted by a referendum with simple majority amon...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to remove article 8
Current: 8. Main decisions that may be taken unilaterally but significantly affect the association or its meetings are: i. spending money, ii. inviting speakers in a regular meeting. Propose...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 9
Current: 9. President i. Duties (that she may delegate as needed): a) Organize the room and time for the meeting he presides. b) Find volunteers for offices lacking officers. Inform herself/...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 10
Current: 10. Vice-President i. Duties: Enforce the list of scheduled speeches in a meeting; call referenda; help the president as needed. ii. Requirements for eligibility: Be a member and being ...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 11
Current: 11. Auditor i. Duties: Supervise end-of-meeting voting. ii. Requirements for eligibility: Be a member and being the next on the waiting list for the position. iii. Length of service:...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 14
Current: 14. Media Designer i. Duties: Continuously maintain online the voting lists, officer waiting lists, and current status of voters in a transparent manner; data of the organization are held ...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 12
Current: 12. Treasurer i. Duties: Managing money for travel, outside speakers, food, etc. ii. Requirements for eligibility: The person should apply and be voted by simple majority. When taking t...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 13
Current: 13. Public-Relations Officer (PRO) i. Duties: Post the next debate topic on FITForum and other media at least twice: once 3 days in advance and once 1 day in advance of the next meeting. ...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to remove article 7
Current: 7. The list of members with voting rights is publicly maintained online such that it can be consulted by all other members. Each member is mentioned together with the date of his last attenda...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 6
Current: 6. Membership is open to all students, staff, and faculty registered or employed at Florida Tech with an FIT ID number. Membership can be retained after departing FIT. To become member one ha...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to restructure articles 20 & 21
Current: 20. Voting is not anonymous; no effort will be made to keep the names of the voters secret, but rather the names of the voters will be posted online whenever votes are cast via Internet. C...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to combine articles 18 & 19
Current: 18. Members that have attended at least one meeting of SST in the last three years have voting rights. These rights can be extended by general referendum with simple majority. Current: 19....
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 17
Current: 17. A person that is the next on the list but not present at the meeting, will be skipped and the next person on the list is considered. If a person appears simultaneously in lists for two po...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to restructure articles 15 & 16
Current: 15. Officers are appointed based on round-robin protocols among eligible members who have expressed on the corresponding waiting lists their desire to serve. There are waiting lists for each ...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify and split article 25
Current: 25. Forms for voting on standing constitution changes should be available at each meeting and online. The result should be published and effective immediately, or according to transition proc...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 27
Current: 27. Meetings will be held once a week. Proposed: 27. Meetings shall be held once a week, unless the regular meeting date falls on a campus holiday or break. Reasons: Grammatical improve...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to remove article 33
Current: 33. The discussion can continue online using a system such as DebateDecide or DDP2P or etc (Whatsup). Minutes of the arguments can be posted online, with the permission of the corresponding s...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to remove article 34
Current: 34. After each speech, the present members can raise their hand wide open to signal that the speech was out of the topic, violent, or hurting individuals. The hand raised with the fist clench...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to remove article 35
Current: 35. If the president and vice-president do well their tasks, their method can be recognized by a vote at the end of the meeting. The meeting holds at most one hour, the time for debate ending...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to remove article 40
Current: 40. Each month nominations and voting will be called for the best President, Vice-President, PRO, Auditor, Treasurer, and Media Designer of the month. Proposed: Remove article 40. Reaso...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to change article 41
Current: 41. SST's website can be used to advertise debate events or experiments organized by members. The members have to submit the title, location, date and abstract to the Media Designer. Such eve...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to remove article 42
Current: 42. SST members can also organize pickniques, sport games and outdoor events. They have to be vetted by current president and faculty advisor. Their advertisement can be rejected if they cont...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify articles 23 & 24
Current: 23. The constitution can be modified at any time by the simple majority of the members present in 3 consecutive meetings, or voting over the Internet during those three weeks, on a proposal t...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to capitalize an existing section title
Current: "Elections" (located above current article 15) Proposed: "ELECTIONS" Reasons: All the other section titles are capitalized Proposer: Michael Barnett on September 29, 2016...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 22
Current: 22. THE RESET CLAUSE. All amendments to this constitution must include this reset clause, which states that any member can request a referendum for returning to the first constitution with si...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 26
Current: 26. Historic constitutions should be made available on the site of SST, together with the reasons provided for changes. Proposed: 26. Previous versions of the constitution should be made a...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to change article 38
Current: 38. Everybody can renounce to be part of any list by simply sending an email request to the Media Designer team. Proposed: 38. Anybody can renounce to be part of any officer list or speaki...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to change article 39
Current: 39. At the end of each meeting, nominations will be called for awards for the authors of the best speeches/arguments of the day. A public vote will be called by raising hands following the al...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal for a new article
Proposed: Experimental meeting formats are allowed. Reasons: This allows potentially new meeting formats to be tried before being accepted. Proposer: Marius Silaghi on September 29, 2016...
10/20/16 1

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Proposal to modify article 29
Current: 29. Each person can speak at most 4 minutes at a time, and has to stop immediately when the end-of-time signal has been raised (ending his sentence within the next 30 seconds). He can immedia...
10/18/16 1

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A proposal to modify article 27
Current: 27. Meetings will be held once a week. Proposed: 27. Meetings shall be held once a week. Reasons: "Shall" indicates a determination (approximately = "Meetings are to be held once a week...
03/07/16 1

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A new proposal to modify article 41
Current: 41. SST's website can be used to advertise debate events or experiments organized by members. The members have to submit the title, location, date and abstract to the Media Designer. Such eve...
03/07/16 2

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A proposal to change articles 23 and 24 of the constitution.
Proposed: 23. Removed Explanation 23: The article 23 was removed because its modification is merged into proposed article 24. It was modified to shorten the times for voting, in order to make t...
03/06/16 1

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A proposal to modify article 37 of the constitution.
Current: 37. Participants in attendance that do not have the right to be members can request to speak, and will be allowed to speak at their turn if permitted by a referendum with simple majority amon...
03/06/16 2

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A proposal to change article 41 of the constitution.
Current: 41. SST's website can be used to advertise debate events or experiments organized by members. The members have to submit the title, location, date and abstract to the Media Designer. Such eve...
03/06/16 0


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A proposal to remove article 42 of the constitution.
Current: 42. SST members can also organize pickniques, sport games and outdoor events. They have to be vetted by current president and faculty advisor. Their advertisement can be rejected if they cont...
03/06/16 1

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A proposal to remove article 33 of the constitution.
Current: 33. The discussion can continue online using a system such as DebateDecide or DDP2P or etc (Whatsup). Minutes of the arguments can be posted online, with the permission of the corresponding s...
03/06/16 1

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A proposal to remove article 34 of the constitution.
Current: 34. After each speech, the present members can raise their hand wide open to signal that the speech was out of the topic, violent, or hurting individuals. The hand raised with the fist clench...
03/06/16 1

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A proposal to remove article 35 of the constitution.
Current: 35. If the president and vice-president do well their tasks, their method can be recognized by a vote at the end of the meeting. The meeting holds at most one hour, the time for debate ending...
03/06/16 1

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A proposal to remove article 37 of the constitution.
Current: 37. Participants in attendance that do not have the right to be members can request to speak, and will be allowed to speak at their turn if permitted by a referendum with simple majority am...
03/06/16 0


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A proposal to change article 38 of the constitution.
Current: 38. Everybody can renounce to be part of any list by simply sending an email request to the Media Designer team. Proposed: 38. Anybody can renounce to be part of any officer list or sp...
03/06/16 2

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A proposal to change article 39 of the constitution.
Current: 39. At the end of each meeting, nominations will be called for awards for the authors of the best speeches/arguments of the day. A public vote will be called by raising hands following the al...
03/06/16 2

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A proposal to remove article 40 of the constitution.
Current: 40. Each month nominations and voting will be called for the best President, Vice-President, PRO, Auditor, Treasurer, and Media Designer of the month. Proposed: Remove article 40. ...
03/06/16 1

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