SGA Approves Constitutional Amendments

 

WICHITA, KANSAS (March 26, 2019)- The Wichita State University Student Government Association Elections Commission has announced that the 61st Session of the Student Government Association has approved and submitted for a vote two constitutional amendments for the upcoming general election.

SB-61-013: Legislative Review Constitutional Amendments

The Student Government Association Senate has approved an amendment to the Constitution that was authored by Matthew Madden, Interim Vice President which contains only non functional changes to the SGA Constitution that simply fix things like spelling mistakes, inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and poor wording. Note that removed words have been stricken-through while words that have been added are italicized.

SB-61-076: Constitution Readjustment Act

The Student Government Association Senate has approved an amendment to the Constitution that was authored by Freshman Senator Gibson, Honors Senator Webb and Veterans Senator Bearth.

  • The Amendment would decrease the number of days the Student Body President has to veto a piece of legislation
  • Move the absence of the Vice President to the Bylaws
  • Move the succession procedure to the Bylaws
  • Eliminate the ability from the Student Body President to preside over the SGA without a quorum of Senators

Both SB-61-076 and SB-61-013 will be up for vote by the Wichita State University Student Body during elections from April 1-3 next week. Make sure you go out and Rock the Vote!

Any questions regarding SGA Elections can be sent to Michael Brown, Chief Elections Commissioner at sga.elections@wichita.edu and to Gabriel Fonseca, Assistant Director of Student Involvement/SGA Advisor at gabriel.fonseca@wichita.edu

 

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The Student Government Association Election Commission is responsible for the administration of the Student Government Association Elections, as well as the administration of additional events at the discretion of the Election Commission that aim to promote the elections, inform the student body about the elections, provide the candidates with information, allow candidates an opportunity to promote themselves, or otherwise contribute to a fair, efficient, and publicized elections.