SGA meets for final time in fall semester

Two new bills are proposed at last semester meeting

By Alix Henry
On November 30, 2012

     There was another debate at the final Student Government Association meeting of the semester on Monday, Nov. 19.

     At the Nov. 5 general senate meeting, a bill was proposed that would change the requirements for running for an executive office in SGA, but was sent back to the Judiciary and Rules committee for discussion because it was met with debate and was postponed indefinitely at Monday's meeting.

     Instead, Senator Morgan Visk proposed two bills that would be the solution to Bill 84.13.
Bill 84.14 would establish an appeals process for applying for an executive office position and would be placed under Article 7 of the Student Body Constitution under the "Applying for Candidacy" section.

     Senator Priscilla Recio said she wanted to amend the bill so that it would be placed in the bylaws instead of the Student Body Constitution because she said she was worried the student body would not approve the new bills, but the motion was denied.

     Visk said they have never had an issue with getting bills passed through the student body in the past, and she didn't see this bill having any issues.

     The second bill Visk proposed would change the requirements for pursuing an executive office position.

     Visk said Bill 84.15 would change the number of required completed hours from 12 to 48. Applicants would also have to maintain 12 hours a semester and have a 3.0 GPA as well as have served two long semesters in SGA at ASU.

     These requirements could be waived in the appeals process set up in Article 7 with Bill 84.14 and the candidate would have the opportunity to plead their case to the senate as to why they should be considered for an executive office position.

     Senator Jared Goecker said he wanted to change the number of required completed hours from 48 to 30 because he said it is unfair to exclude the freshman, but his motion was denied.

     Both bills passed in the senate without any amendments and will be sent to the student body for approval.

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