THE SENATE

"The True Mind of the People"


Heads of the Senate


President of the Senate

President of the Senate

Corey Shirey


Under the Constitution of OIL, the Lieutenant Governor also serves as the normally ceremonial role of President of the Senate. This position does have full privileges within the Senate, provided that they are not able to author any legislation and shall only cast a vote in the event of a tie.

President Pro Tempore

President Pro Tempore

Ryan Gately


The President Pro Tempore is the Chief Executive Officer of the Senate. This position appoints all leadership positions within the Senate and ensures the body flows smoothly.

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Abi Peters


They Deputy assists the President Pro Tempore in ensuring the Senate flows smoothly.

About the Senate

The Senate is the smaller, more intimate, more formal house of the legislative branch. The President Pro Tempore and the Deputy President Tempore are the elected leaders that preside over the Senate, but the Lt. Governor is the true President of the Senate.The Floor Leaders are the highest ranking appointed offices in the Senate.

As you browse you will find resources that will help you prepare for session. Officer appointments, Orders of the Day, Committee Assignments, etc… will be posted prior to and during session.  If you will be a delegate in the Senate but are not currently a member of the Senate Facebook group please click the following link: OIL Senate Facebook and request to be added.  

Legislative committee's are where all legislation begin. Before any legislation hits the floor to be heard by the entire Senate, they must receive a "recommendation" by a legislative committee.

Applications to serve as a Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary of a legislative committee will be posted in the weeks leading up to the Fall 2017 session.

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Standing Committees


Rules Committee 

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The Rules Committee and its members perform numerous important roles in the Senate. As a committee, they select the winners of the Senate awards, including Best Freshman, Best Delegate, Best Delegation, and Best Legislation. The Rules Committee shall determine the internal policies of the Senate. They meet every day to discuss the day’s events and how the Senate is operating. As individual members, they work to keep the chamber running smoothly. Often selected with an eye to experience and institutional diversity, they are able to help out as needed. On one day you might see them chairing, on another they may be heavily involved in parliamentary and legislative procedure as a good example of what to do, and on another they may be taking a subtler role as they assist and encourage newer members to get involved. Rules Committee members often function as the institutional memory of the Senate, helping to avoid problems and chart a smooth course for session using their many combined semesters of O.I.L. experience.