PURPOSE: To amend the Elections section of the MSA Bylaws to agree with the Student Court handbook.
WHEREAS, The special committee to review MSA elections is working towards a cohesive set of rules that allow for Student Court to correlate directly with both MSA and BEC guidelines, and
WHEREAS, The Student Court handbook currently allows for “a reasonable amount of time” in which the justices can hear oral arguments, and
WHEREAS, The existing Bylaws do not allow appropriate time for cases to be feasibly heard in the event that a sanction be given up to the time of the election, and
WHEREAS, Given the dates of future elections, an extended time period would permit the Student Court to more effectively hear both arguments, and
THEREFORE, Be it enacted by the Missouri Students Association Senate that Chapter 5 (Association Election Laws) of the bylaws be amended:
5.30 ELECTION AND CERTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES
(1) The slate of candidates which receives the largest number of votes among the slates of candidates who have not been disqualified shall be elected provided that slate received at least 35 percent of all votes.
A majority of the BEC, which majority must be composed of the three members of the BEC Executive Board and at least one other member, shall certify the result of all elections to the Speaker of the Senate no earlier than 12:00pm, two days after the date of the election, and no later than 5:00pm, eight days after the date of the election. ten days after the date of the election. If classes are not in session on this date, the third day classes are in session after the latter date shall be the certification deadline.
Elections Review Chair
Academic Affairs Chair
Student Affairs Chair