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Create Your Own Bill

Purpose of a Bill:

Bills are used to make changes on campus and to alter the university's procedures. They brought you expansions to Eco Adventure, funding for Fest of All, and the Free Print Lab. It is up to the Senate whether to pass or not pass bills, but any student can propose a bill. YOU as a student can make any change you want, BUT the change must be made by you. See the below chart for more information on the types of bills and how to write them.

Types of Bills:
Types of Bills Definition Example Templates
Simple Resolution Simple Resolutions are an expression of the Senate or, are used to internally regulate the Senate Policies and Procedures. SR-18S-3268  SR Template 
Senate Bill A Senate Bill is a piece of legislation that calls for an amendment to the Statutes. If you are wishing to submit a travel or special request for funding, please visit the Business and Accounting Office.
(Fiscal Request)
(Travel Request- The B&A Chair writes this bill)
SB Template 
Joint Resolution Joint Resolutions are resolutions showing the expressed opinions of the entire Student Government (Executive and Legislative Branches). JR-17F-3214  JR Template  
Constitutional Referendum A Constitutional referendum is a piece of legislation calling for an amendment to the Constitution. CR-17F-3255  CR Template 
Omnibus Bill An Omnibus Bill is a piece of legislation that addresses multiple titles OB-16S-2944  OB Template 

For more information on the steps your bill must take in order to become law, or to view the example legislation and bill templates, please open the Legislative Branch Perch Portal and visit the Creating Bills folder.

Any UNF student can write a bill. In order for your bill to be heard and voted on in Senate, you must have a Senate Sponsor. If you are interested in having your own bill heard in Senate, contact the Senate President at