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Bill No. 06-02
2006/2007 MUSC SGA
Committee:  Academic Affairs

Date Submitted:  11/15/2006
Date Approved:  11/15/2006
Author:  Academic Affairs Committee

A Constitutional Amendment

SGA Academic VP 2006-2007

1. Purpose: The purpose of this bill is to provide clarification of some of the grammatical inconsistencies seen throughout the MUSC-SGA constitution.

2. Be it Enacted by the Medical University of South Carolina Student Government Association assembled in regular session the following:

3. That the following changes be made to the constitution in order to correct grammatical errors and inconsistencies:

4. Article III, Section 1 reads:
The officers of the Student Government Association of the Medical University of South Carolina shall be a President, and Academic Vice President, a Program Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

Let the section be amended to read:
The officers of the Student Government Association of the Medical University of South Carolina shall be the President, Academic Vice President, Program Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. 

5. Article III, Section 3, Sub-section (d) reads:
The candidates will be given a filing period to press their candidacy form.  The Executive Committee will determine the dates for this period, which will extend for a timeframe of between two or four weeks; the Executive Committee will publicize this period at least one week before the opening day.  Te final day of the filing period must be on a school day and will end at 5:00 p.m.  In the case of no candidates filing for a particular office, the filing period for such office will be extended for one-week periods repeatedly until at least one candidate presents. 

Let the section be amended to read:
The candidates will be given a filing period to present their candidacy form.  The Executive Committee will determine the dates for this period, which will extend for a timeframe of between two or four weeks; the Executive Committee will publicize this period at least one week before the opening day.  The final day of the filing period must be on a school day and will end at 5:00 p.m.  In the case of no candidates filing for a particular office, the filing period for such office will be extended for one-week periods repeatedly until at least one candidate presents.  

6. Article III, Section 3, Sub-section (e) reads:
A plurality of votes cast will be required to elect the officers.  In the event of a tie, campus-wide, run-off elections shall be held for the tying candidates until one receives a plurality o votes in an election.  The Executive Committee will determine the dates of the additional elections. 

Let the section be amended to read:
A plurality of votes cast will be required to elect the officers.  In the event of a tie, campus-wide, run-off elections shall be held for the tying candidates until one receives a plurality of votes in an election.  The Executive Committee will determine the dates of the additional elections.

7. Article III, Section 2, Sub-section (g) reads:
Campaign procedures and ethics will be stipulated to all candidates in writing from the Executive Committee, and the candidate will sigh a form of consent to such regulation upon filing for candidacy. 

Let the section be amended to read:
Campaign procedures and ethics will be stipulated to all candidates in writing from the Executive Committee, and the candidate will sign a form of consent to such regulation upon filing for candidacy. 

8. Article III, Section 4 reads:
The President, Program Vice President, Academic Vice President, the Secretary and Treasurer shall not have the right to vote on matters before the SGA.

Let the section be amended to read:
The President, Program Vice President, Academic Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall not have the right to vote on matters before the SGA.

9. Article III, Section 7, Sub-section (g) reads:
Shall be responsible for the overall operation programs, finances and continuity of the MUSC SGA.

Let the section be amended to read:
Shall be responsible for the overall operation of programs, finances, and continuity of the MUSC SGA.

10. Article III, Section 8, Sub-section (b) reads:
Shall the Academic Affairs Committee.

Let the section be amended to read:
Shall chair the Academic Affairs Committee.

11. Article VI, Section 2, Sub-section (a) reads:
The SGA is not authorized to determine the policies and business of other student organizations a the Medical University.

Let the section be amended to read:
The SGA is not authorized to determine the policies and business of other student organizations at the Medical University of South Carolina.


________________________________

Michael Drake
Student Government President

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