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SGA marijuana legislation set to pass by default

Mount Pleasant sophomore Marie Reimers smiles as the the City Commission of Mount Pleasant passes the ordinance on Human Rights during the City Commission meeting at City Hall 320 W. Broadway on July 9, 2012. (File Photo | Charlotte Bodak)

Mount Pleasant sophomore Marie Reimers smiles as the the City Commission of Mount Pleasant passes the ordinance on Human Rights during the City Commission meeting at City Hall 320 W. Broadway on July 9, 2012. (File Photo | Charlotte Bodak)

The marijuana resolution passed by the Student Government Association last week is set to pass Monday evening without officially being approved.

SGA President Marie Reimers said Sunday afternoon she is not going to sign the resolution, but will not veto it either, allowing the resolution to pass automatically without the president’s signature.

The action is similar to the pocket veto used by several U.S. presidents. though if an SGA president does nothing, the bill passes by default.

The resolution asked for the Office of Student Conduct to change the disciplinary actions against students who violate the marijuana policy so it is no greater than the punishments levied against students who violate the alcohol policy.

With the legislation approved by SGA, it will now move on to the Office of Student Conduct to be recognized as the consent of the student body.

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