Following an email to vote on new legislation sent out to students last week, Students’ Association passed all eight resolutions listed on the ballot.
With only 130 respondents, the results are as follows:
C.R. 94.05 – Treasurer Appointment. Passed with 80.0% in favor and 20.0% against.
C.R. 94.07 – President + Vice President Same Ticket. Passed with 75.4% in favor and 24.6% against.
C.R. 94.11 – Students’ Association to Student Government Association. Passed with 90.0% in favor and 10.0% against.
C.R. 94.13 – CCO to Press Secretary. Passed with 93.8% in favor and 6.2% against.
C.R. 94.15 – Congress Member Voting Rights Error. Passed with 94.6% in favor and 6.2% against.
C.R. 94.16 – Budget Allocation for Student Organizations. Passed with 89.2% in favor and 10.8% against.
C.R. 94.22 – Executive Administrator to Chief of Staff. Passed with 90.0% in favor and 10.0% against.
C.R. 94.23 – SAO to Marketing Director. Passed with 92.3% in favor and 7.7% against.
Ty Kelley, Chief Communications Officer of SA, said all of the resolutions go into effect immediately, but some of them might take time to implement. Changing Students’ Association to Student Government Association includes more work than just changing the constitution. Although SA President Danny Burke already updated the constitution, it still has to get approval and be published.
In general, Kelley said this is the response they were expecting, and overall he is happy with the turn out. He said he is happy some people voted no because it shows they actually read through the resolutions and voted based on what they read.
“Allowing more of the budget to be allocated is the key to enabling student organizations,” Kelley said.
The budget and name change go hand in hand, defining the role of student government association, Kelley said. The name change allows SA to be more sustainable at the university as it grows.