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The first Senate of the semester results in the passing of two resolutions and the use of live-tweet

 

Congratulations to our new election committee members.(From left to right- Hadley Dreibelbis, Shawn Balcomb, Patrick Wheat, Vivek Davalur, Laney Joiner.)

Congratulations to our new election committee members.(From left to right- Hadley Dreibelbis, Shawn Balcomb, Patrick Wheat, Vivek Davalur, Laney Joiner.)

Tuesday was a monumental night in Senate for more than one reason.

In addition to the passing of two very important pieces of legislation, last night was Senate’s first ever live-tweet.

The Red and Black chose to live-tweet the meeting and encouraged both Senators and audience members to get involved. Participants included @ugasga in their initial tweet and #SGASenate in subsequent tweets. Tweets about new elections committee members, legislation, and debate surfaced throughout the night.

Senator Andrew Roberts, a Terry College Senator, proposed both pieces of legislation and also fielded questions for each. The first resolution called for Terry College to offer business minors to UGA students.

Senator Johnelle Simpson, a Terry College Senator, also spoke on behalf of the resolution by offering an amendment which later passed. With the passing of the resolution, Senator Roberts plans to present the legislation to Dr. Knapp, Dean of Terry College.

The second piece of legislation called for Georgia General Assembly members to consider other options to preserve HOPE as major budget cuts and reconstruction of the scholarship are expected to ensue. The proposal urges members of The Georgia Assembly to create new legislation rather than using previous proposals such as the freshman reimbursement plan.

Senator Annelise Wornat, a College of Education Senator, spoke in favor of the HOPE legislation. The bill passed and will continue on to the General Assembly to be representative of the student body’s opinion on the preservation of the scholarship.

Writer: Alexsis Skeen, aas2698@uga.edu

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This entry was posted on January 16, 2014 by in 2013 - 2014, General, Legislation, Press Releases.
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