SGA passes bills, aims to increase senate efficiency
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 01:06
The Student Government Association passed three pieces of legislation aimed at improving efficiency within the organization in its meeting last week.
The Senate passed bill SS12-01, the Effectiveness and Readiness Act , which requires all members of the Senate to bring their official senate binders, created by the Department of Internal Affairs to all meetings.
The Senate Transparency act was also passed last week. It enforces the constitutional duty of the secretary to record and distribute Senate minutes.
The bills were written to help SGA be more efficient and transparent for students, according to Vice President Kolby Flowers, who authored both bills.
"The legislation will help keep the senate accountable," Flowers said. "It’s important for students to know what we’re doing and why we’re doing it."
The Senate also passed bill, SS12-03, written by Senator Steven Perry, to make revisions to the homecoming election code. According to Flowers, the bill was passed after recommendations from Brandon Cooper, Associate Director of Student Activities. Among the changes were the removal of the Duke and Duchess from homecoming court.
"The changes were made to make [homecoming elections] more in line with all other SGA elections," Flowers said.
The next SGA meeting will be held on June 25 at 5:30 p.m. in LSC 326.