Full Student Congress dissolved into a committee for approximately 10 minutes in the middle of its meeting Tuesday evening.
The Committee of the Whole is when the body of Congress dissolves into a committee itself.The current congress had never experienced a Committee of the Whole before its meeting on Tuesday.
The Committee of the Whole happened because three appointees to the Board of Elections needed to be approved by committees and there was not enough time to bring them before committees with the upcoming Mr. and Miss UNC elections.
To combat this time crunch and the fact that committees cannot meet on the same night full Congress meets, Congress used the Committee of the Whole procedure.
The three appointees — Elinor Solnick, Maddie Marshall and TJ Bakare — were approved to the Board of Elections after a few questions.
All bills and resolutions on the consent calendar were approved without discussion on the floor.
Speaker David Joyner introduced a concurrent resolution — a resolution that is proposed the same night it is being voted on — to Congress on dissolving the Select Committee on Saunders Hall.
At the last full Congress meeting, Dale Bass, speaker pro tempore of Student Congress, introduced the same bill.
Bass said he misinterpreted the student code and thought since he was the chairperson of the meeting last week when Joyner was absent, he could introduce a concurrent resolution.