What is legislation?
Legislation is one of the most effective ways for students to voice their concerns to the administration and enact change within the college. Any student within the college can write a resolution, a piece of legislation detailing an initiative with college-wide impact. NSC also produces bills, which amend the internal structure of the council. Legislation is passed with a majority vote amongst NSC members and is then taken to be heard by the Senate of College Councils. Upon approval by the Senate, the Legislative Committee will begin the implementation process.
The Legislative Committee receives feedback internally from the Natural Sciences Council and externally from the College of Natural Sciences and administration. The committee then researches and writes legislation in order to facilitate solutions to any issues that arise. Pieces of legislation that come from the Senate of College Councils are also considered by the committee and are presented to the Natural Sciences Council by the Senate Representative. The Senate Representative then acts as a proxy and votes and voices the opinion of NSC in Senate proceedings.
Notable examples of NSC legislation include an interdisciplinary degree initiative that culminated in the creation of the BSA degree program as well as current initiatives to create minors in CNS and a mobile app for CNS students.
NSCR 1502: A Resolution in Support of Standardizing FIGs to Include a Career Preparedness Component
NSCR 1501: A Resolution in Support of Including the CMHC Crisis Line and the Behavior Concerns Advice
NSCR 1406: A Resolution in Support of Online Livestream Courses
NSCR 1405: A Resolution in Support of Appending the Online Registration System
NSCR 1403: A Resolution in Support of Minors in CNS
NSCR 1402: A Resolution in Support of Creating an App for CNS
NSCR 1401: A Resolution in Support of Welch Renovations