The HESA Board with 8 votes passed the motion to ratify the HESA Constitution. This is above the 2/3rds majority necessary. Currently, the new proposal is being worked on by the members of the Board with amendments being made internally. A simple majority is necessary from the student body to proceed. Then, a 2/3rds majority vote to pass the new Constitution by the Board is required. A final student body vote will be held at the GA after this occurs and will require a 4/5ths majority to pass the new Constitution. The Board will soon release this document publicly for review and comments.

In the meantime please take the time to make comments on what changes you believe should be made.

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Please note the current procedure to amending the Constitution:

“Ratification of the Constitution
A two–thirds majority of the Executive Board is necessary to ratify this Constitution. The Executive Board will hold its vote immediately following the approval by a majority of eligible voters present at a General Assembly. Upon ratification, this Constitution will succeed the (expired) Provisional Constitution of 2012 and will be effective immediately.

b. Amendments to the Constitution Any motion to amend the Constitution must be presented to the Executive Board. If the motion carries with a two–thirds vote, the amendment shall be presented at the next scheduled General Assembly. The Executive Board will present the motion to amend the Constitution at the next scheduled General Assembly. If the motion carries with a simple majority, a notification will be sent to all members of the Association and the proposed amendment will be posted and publicly available. The amendment vote will be held at the next scheduled General Assembly and not less than seven days following proper notification. A four–fifths majority of all eligible voters present at a General Assembly is necessary to amend the Constitution.

c. Ratification of the By–Laws A two–thirds majority of the Executive Board is necessary to ratify this Constitution. Upon ratification, the By–Laws will be effective immediately.

d. Amendments to the By–Laws Any motion to amend the By–Laws must be presented to the Executive Board. If the motion carries with a two- -thirds vote, the amendment shall be presented at the next scheduled General Assembly. The Executive Board will present the motion to amend the By–Laws at the next scheduled General Assembly. If the motion carries with a simple majority, a notification will be sent to all members of the Association and the proposed amendment will be posted and publicly available. The amendment vote will be held at the next scheduled General Assembly and not less than seven days following proper notification. A two–thirds majority of all eligible voters present at a General Assembly is necessary to amend the By–Laws.”

 

Full Current Constitution

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