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- [Votes of Confidence] Against Senate Chair Hala Dillsi and Senate Vice Chair Mikhail Smirnov: As a result of allegedly discouraging Senators from calling quorum during a debate over [R-13-8], a vote of confidence was called against Chair Hala Dillsi, and was immediately followed by the calling of a vote of confidence against Vice Chair Mikhail Smirnov. Both officers were affirmed by the Senate and retained their positions, and a proposed [compromise censure resolution] was tabled.
- Gender Neutral Bathrooms: The Senate endorsed [R-13-24], a resolution by M'Liss Dewald calling for "safe, accessible, single-stall gender neutral bathrooms."
- Student Conduct Code Expansion: At the strong urging of [R-13-8] sponsor and ASUW President Cullen White, and amidst a heated debate that would ultimately lead to votes of confidence for two Senate Officers, the Senate approved a resolution supporting a partial expansion of the [Student Conduct Code]. The Senate also failed an opposing resolution, [R-13-9], after its sponsor, Max Wagner, withdrew his support for his own resolution.
Session XIII was also marked by a continuing debate between members of the Senate and Board of Directors over the nature of the Senate's ability to propose amendments to the ASUW Constitution. See: [SB-13-1], [OA-13-2], and [SO-13-1]. This issue is also related to the 2008 Controversy Over Proposed Ballot Measures, as the central ballot measure at question regarded Senate's ability to propose constitutional amendments.