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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:49 pm | Updated: 3:05 am, Thu Apr 18, 2013.

The Student Government Senate approved a resolution Wednesday evening to create a temporary SG document revision committee to address the governing documents of SG, namely the constitution and election code.

According to the resolution, the committee’s duties are to review, evaluate and revise the governing documents of SG. The resolution passed through the Senate with 100 percent in favor.

The committee will address discrepancies between various SG governing documents as well as concerns with specific sections of those same documents, according to the resolution.

The committee will meet at least twice a month, and the committee chair will be responsible for reporting to SG Senate twice a month. The committee will consist of a total of 10 members, including the SG president, the speaker of the Senate and the chief justice — or a designee appointed by any one of these branch heads.

The committee will also include two senators, two executive branch members, two college council members and one judicial branch member.

The goal of this committee is to produce a formal recommendation to the SG Senate with its suggested revisions to the governing documents no later than the ninth legislative week of the Spring 2014 regular legislative session, according to the resolution.

The Senate also passed a financial bill to allocate $460 from the SG Senate Contingency Account to fund the purchase of cell phone chargers for student use in the Middleton Library.

The bill unanimously passed when the Senate voted on it.

The funds will purchase 10 iPhone 5 charges, 10 iPhone 4 chargers as well as 10 Mini USB chargers that students will be able to check out for two-hour periods in Middleton Library.

Rather than having to set up by the already existing phone charging stations that are often crowded in Middleton Library, students will be able check out the phone chargers for two-hour periods.

The Senate also appointed University Center for Advising and Counseling senator Hannah Faulkner to fill its seat on the Student Media Board.

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