Students’ Association passed three bills and one resolution on Wednesday, proposing a holiday movie night, new bike racks and changes to Executive Cabinet candidacy.
Representative Victor Huff, Representative Shea Southers and Representative Kyle Killough passed a bill allocating $900 of the Students’ Association budget to putting three new bike racks in place. The bike racks would be put in place near congested areas including the front of Brown Library, McGlothlin Campus Center and the Onstead-Packer Bible Building.
Sophomore Class Vice President Mikaela Clinton, Sophomore Class President Sloan Polvado and Sophomore Class Treasurer Ashleigh Crawford passed a bill allocating $200 from the Student Congressional Fund for a student body movie night with the purpose of inclusion for students not in a social club to participate in “holiday cheer.” The movie will either be Elf, Christmas Vacation or The Polar Express.
“The other sophomore class officers and I wanted to create an event that was fun and free get-away from studying and school when it all starts to get stressful for students before finals,” Clinton said. “It was also extremely important to us to host something that anyone and everyone could come to.”
In addition, Representative Meagan Benson passed a bill joining Students’ Association and Residence Life in a project benefitting Treadaway Kids. The bill allocated a total of $850, of which, $714.63 is to be spent on food, desserts and drinks for the Angel Tree project, and $80.76 to be spent on decorations and supplies.
Junior Class President, Rachel Jones and Representative Kevin Shurtz wrote a resolution to amend the Constitution, hoping to allow candidates for Executive Cabinet positions to run on a single ticket. Jones and Shurtz proposed the changes would allow for student leaders to adopt a common platform to formulate a clearer direction for Student Congress. It would also be more representative of the election process of the U.S. State and Federal Government.
Because it is an amendment to the Constitution, it will be sent to the student body for a vote.
The duo made changes to the resolution over the span of three weeks to gain confidence that it would benefit the student body more than the current status quo.
“I was not a hard core supporter for this bill,” Jones said. “I saw it as a good idea and a fix to potential problems, but did not want it to pass if it truly wasn’t the best possible solution.”
All bills passed throughout the semester can be found at www.saacu.com.