The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the voice of the student body, and as such, elected officers are able to propose action items, allocate funds, and/or express opinions on behalf of the student body. This is done by the submission of finance bills, resolutions, and executive orders.
A Finance Bill is a binding statement that calls for the specific action of allocating moneys of SGA to a specific project, initiative, event, or other purpose. This requires a simple majority vote of 1/2 of the present and voting members at any SGA meeting to pass. Senators should review the posted budget prior to and while submitting a Finance Bill. All Finance Bills should be considerate of fair spending that is not wasteful use of funds generated from student fees.
A Resolution is a non-binding statement of the opinion of SGA, including but not limited to: (a) recommending action or representing opinion on behalf of the Student Body to the University Administration and/or State Legislature; (b) commending individuals or groups for outstanding service or accomplishments; and (c) censure of individuals within Student Government. This requires a simple majority vote of 1/2 of the present and voting members at any SGA meeting to pass.