FGCCFL December Tournament

2020 — NSDA Campus, FL/US

Student Congress Information

All schools with Student Congress entries must submit at least one (and at most two) satisfactory bills/resolutions (B/R) for consideration for the docket. All Congress entries will be waitlisted until satisfactory legislation from their school has been submitted and confirmed.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Legislation must be written using the templates on the FGCCFL website, saved in Microsoft Word (.docx) format, and uploaded to Tabroom no later than 9:00 p.m. on the Thursday before Tournament Week. The legislation will be reviewed, and a docket of 8 B/R will be published on the Friday evening before Tournament Week.

ADVANCE REVIEW: Coaches only may request advance review of their legislation by emailing it to Josh Schneider. Please allow 48 hours for a response.

PRESIDING OFFICERS: Coaches may designate any or all of their Congress entries as Presiding Officer nominees by editing the entry and marking the appropriate box on Tabroom.

PARLIAMENTARIANS: Schools with judges who are qualified to serve as parliamentarians should indicate this by checking the “Qualified Parliamentarian” box. Coaches will be assigned as parliamentarians if necessary.

CHAMBER ASSIGNMENTS: Chamber assignments will be released on Tournament Day.

DEBATE TIME LIMIT: Debate time is limited to 40 minutes per B/R. No extensions will be permitted.

LEGISLATIVE CALENDARS: All chambers will use the same preset Legislative Calendar. The limited docket size and the debate time limit mean that all items will be debated in every chamber, and contestants should prepare accordingly.