SA approves constitution

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Student Association’s Jan. 30 meeting was mostly spent debating Resolution 16-08-R, which supports a smoke-free campus. The resolution passed in a 17-12 vote and can be read about in depth on A1.

“I’m really proud of everyone around the room. This was one of the most civil discussions we’ve had, especially on a passionate topic,” SA President Ally Helms said about the debate.       

At the next SA meeting, senators will discuss Resolution 16-09-R, a tobacco use ban, and Resolution 16-07-R, an E-Cigarette ban. 

Helms reported during committee and staff reports that semi-finalist provost candidates will be released this week. Candidates will visit campus for a student panel Feb. 6 through Feb.14. 

A new campus organization, the SD State Shooting Sport Team, had their constitution approved. 

Also, SA approved a request from the Dairy Club for a $3,640 special allocation to fund attending a professional development conference in Omaha, Nebraska. 

The next SA meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in the Lewis and Clark room of The Union.