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SGA attendees vote against VP change

During one of the most legislative meetings of the semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) voted on changing the vice president’s role to increase public relations, the budget proposal and an investment fund.

For the first time this school year, a vote did not pass at an SGA meeting. Due to concern for changing the vice president position from an activities executive to one focused on public relations, in addition to melding the campus spirit and activities committees, attendees did not approve the proposal.

However, the budget proposal and investment fund from the previous weeks passed without discussion.

Senior Justin McLeckie presented a funding request on behalf of the “Exploring America” initiative to take 14 students to travel to an important American destination. This year, professor Gary Lindsey will take a group to Washington D.C. at the end of the term.

The group will request $225 per student, which accumulates to $3150 overall. The SGA will vote on the request at next week’s meeting.

Senator Rett Parker authored and presented two proposals last night to alter the constitution rules and revisions committees and to change who can present bylaws. After discussing the pros and cons of each proposal, the vice president made the motion to table the proposal to change who can present bylaws. Senators will vote on the first bylaw next week.

SGA executives lead a discussion pertaining to senators creating legislation proposals. Vice President Taylor Dotson reviewed the process of creating proposals to inspire underclassmen.

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