The Students’ Association approved a plan to restructure SA and voted to encourage the university to allow chalk advertisements on campus.
In its last meeting of the semester on Wednesday, SA passed two bills that will restructure Congress and also passed a resolution supporting changes to the campus chalking policy.
SA Parliamentarian and Chief Development Officer Connor Best, junior political science major from Sacramento, Calif., presented the bills that will amend the constitution to change the organization of Congress.
Bill 88.05 creates president, vice president and treasurer positions for class senators. However, this bill cuts two Senators from each class. To keep positions balanced between underclassmen and upperclassmen, Best presented bill 88.06, which increases the number of off campus representatives from two to four.
The first bill resulted from a desire to improve communication between SA and the student body by creating leaders in each class. Best said the leaders would be more recognizable, and the restructuring would create a system with clear responsibilities.
Because bill 88.05 will decrease the number of upperclassmen representatives, Best wrote bill 88.06 to add two more off-campus representatives to better represent upperclassmen in Congress.
Congress passed both bills, but because they require amendments to the constitution, the student body also will have to vote to pass the bills. Best said he hoped SA would set up campus-wide voting before the end of the semester.
The chalk resolution states that SA supports the new chalking policy submitted to the administration. This policy states students can use water soluble chalk on flat, uncovered surfaces, easily reachable by rain. Chalk will not be allowed on the Lunsford trail, vertical surfaces or any area not easily accessed by rain.
The policy recently was submitted to administration, and SA hopes it will be approved by the end of the year.