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LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Resolution No. 2005-11     Introduced by: Rep. Nikki Kaminski
Introduced on: 9 February 2005

A RESOLUTION TO: amend the Lake Superior State University Student Constitution.

BEARING IN MIND, Currently all Student Government Representatives are elected during the fall election period.

REALIZING, the turn over and late start each year hinders the advancement of Student Government and the entire Lake Superior State student body.

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: that the Lake Superior State University Student Government, in accordance with the LSSU Student constitution, amend Article II Part D Section 2, and Section 3 to read as follows:

Section 2: The election time frame for the President, Secretaries, and nine (9) Representatives of the Student Government shall be the following:

Sub-section 2.4: These positions will take seat at the end of the last meeting of the spring semester

Sub-section 2.5: Tenure for the President, Secretaries, and nine (9) Representatives will last from spring semester to the following spring semester.

Sub-section 2.6: There shall be no restriction as to class standing for candidates for Student Representative running in the spring semester.

Section 3: The election time frame for the three (3) Student Representatives to Student Government not elected in the spring semester shall be the following:

Sub-section 3.4: Candidates for Student Representative to be elected in the fall semester must be in their first semester at LSSU, either as freshmen or as transfer students.

Sub-section 3.5: In the event that not enough first-semester students have returned petitions by the deadline for the Representative positions elected in the fall, the Election Committee shall make petitions available for one (1) extra week to all students, regardless of class standing.

Sub-section 3.6: Tenure for those Student Representatives elected in the fall semester shall continue from the first meeting after their election through the last meeting of the following spring semester.

From its original form of:

Section 2: The election time frame for the President and the Secretaries of the Student Government shall be the following:

Section 3: The election time frame for the Student Representatives to the Student Government shall be the following:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the Lake Superior State University Student Government, in accordance with the LSSU Student Constitution, amend Article II, Part E, Section 5 to read as follows:

Section 5: A quorum shall be present in order to vote on any Student Government matter and shall consist of a four-fifths (4/5) majority of the sitting members, excluding the Student Government President.

From its original form of:

Section 5: A quorum shall be present in order to vote on any Student Government matter and shall consist of a four-fifths (4/5) majority of the voting members.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED: that the Lake Superior State University Student Government, in accordance with the LSSU Student Constitution, amend Article II, Part E, Section 8 to read as follows:

Section 8: The first meeting of the General Assembly shall be held no sooner than the first full week of the fall semester and no later than the second full week of the fall semester.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESULT:

Approved, Yes: 11, No: 3, Abstentions: 0

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