Constitutional Referendum Passes

Posted On April 5, 2021
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The Constitutional Referendum that was submitted for a student body vote on March 24 and 25, 2021 has passed with 47 votes cast.  The vote for each question is recorded below. The most immediate change due to the passage of the referendum is that over 12,000 online-only Perimeter College students will be able to vote in the Spring 2021 election.

Passage of the referendum also provides the incoming SGA administration the flexibility to make changes to their operational structure to best serve the entire student body.

QUESTION Vote Percent
Should “Section 1: Article 1 – Name and Membership” of the SGA Constitution be amended from the current  wording:  “All currently enrolled students at Georgia State University, hereinafter referred to as the University, who have paid their respective student activity fees, shall automatically be members of the SGA, and are subject to this Constitution, its Amendments, Bylaws, and the Student Code of Conduct and Policies.”  To the proposed wording:  “All currently enrolled students at Georgia State University, hereinafter referred to as the University, shall automatically be members of the SGA, and are subject to this Constitution, its Amendments, Bylaws, and the Student Code of Conduct and Policies. Yes, the SGA constitution should be amended as indicated above. 76.59%
No, the SGA constitution should not be amended as indicated above. 21.27%
I decline to vote 2.12%
Should “Article 5 –Legislative Branch, Section 5.1 Composition” in the SGA Constitution be moved to the SGA Bylaws under “Title I –The Legislative Branch, Article 1 –Purpose.” Yes, the SGA constitution should be amended as indicated above. 63.82%
No, the SGA constitution should not be amended as indicated above. 34.04%
I decline to vote 2.12%
Should “Article 6 – Executive Branch” be relocated from the SGA constitution to the SGA Bylaws under “Title II – The Executive Branch. Yes, the SGA constitution should be amended as indicated above. 63.82%
No, the SGA constitution should not be amended as indicated above. 34.04%
I decline to vote 2.12%
Do you approve of the proposed changes to the excerpts shown below? (1) Article 9 – Constitutional Review, Section 9.1 Amendments, Section A be amended from the current wording, “A. A two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of a Campus Senate.” To the proposed wording, “A. A two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of a Senate.”   (2) Article 9 – Constitutional Review, Section 9.1 Amendments, Section C, subsection b be amended from the current wording,  “b. After passage by the University-Wide Senate, the text of the proposed changes and the  original text shall be published on the spring semester ballot.” To the proposed wording,  “b. After passage by the University-Wide Senate, the text of the proposed changes and the  original text shall be published on a ballot.”

Yes, I vote to update the language of these articles as stated.

 

68.08%

No, I vote to not update the language of these articles as stated.

 

25.53%
I decline to vote. 6.38%
The Student Government Association (SGA) constitution has been established as a document that can only be altered, edited or changed with the consent of the student body by a majority vote. Do you approve of the proposed changes to the excerpts shown below?   (1) Article 13 – Advisors, Section A be amended from the current wording,  “A. Shall be appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and serve as an advisor to  their campus’ SGA.” To the proposed wording, ” A. Shall be appointed by the Vice President for Student Engagement and Programs and  serve as an advisor to their campus’ SGA.”   (2) Article 13 – Advisors, Section E be amended from the current wording,  “E. Shall process all expenditures approved by the Campus Senates and signed by the  Finance Directors in a timely manner. To the proposed wording, ” E. Shall process all expenditures approved by the Senates and signed by the Finance Director in a timely manner.” Yes, I vote to update the language of these articles as stated. 80.85%
No, I vote to not update the language of these articles as stated. 17.02%
I decline to vote. 2.12%

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