Gun legislation survey results and new SNAP unit discussed at Feb. 29 SGA meeting

Although no new business was discussed, the Student Government Association members did have reports to pass on to their fellow members regarding the gun legislation survey, new SNAP unit and more at the Feb. 29 meeting.

President Michaela Climer discussed the results of her gun legislation survey sent to students via email. Climer broke down the results of the survey based on campus, and then weighed the options on how to distribute the results of the survey to students.

“There are a lot of dynamics and a lot of different situations running through peoples’ heads (concerning the bill) and that’s why I decided to do the survey,” Climer said.

The survey was sent out in order to gain insight on student opinions regarding House Bill 859. If the bill fully clears the legislative process, it would allow university students with a Georgia concealed carry permit to carry their weapons in certain areas on campus.

SGA members all said a handicap ramp is being built near the suites on 80 Sunset Drive. It was not made clear who will be responsible for the construction of the ramp, and no timetable was discussed.

The ramp was originally going to be built into the hill dividing the non-resident parking lots behind Memorial Hall Gym, but it was deemed that this location would be too dangerous, according to representatives from the parking and safety committee.

UNG will soon introduce a Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol, or SNAP unit, for on campus. Auxiliary Services is committed to paying for the golf carts needed to start and maintain the program, Climer said.

The SNAP unit will assist students in getting back to the residence halls from various locations on campus, including the parking deck. Students can apply to be a SNAP officer, and will receive payment for doing so. Climer said that the program will probably not begin operating until sometime in 2017.

Question and answer sessions for the final five provost candidates begin this week. Climer urged members to make an effort to attend these sessions. These meetings are open to all students to attend and are scheduled for 4 p.m. on both Tuesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 3.

The Corps of Cadets’ run to support the END IT Movement was a big success, according to a representative from the Corps. The large turnout helped land the event and those involved from UNG on the homepage of the END IT movement webpage. The organization is committed to ending slavery and human trafficking across the globe.

Representatives from Nighthawks Entertainment reported on the success of Casino Night. Additionally, they reminded members of the upcoming screening of “The Incredibles” on March 9 at 8 p.m. and of the black light dodge-ball tournament on March 28 at 6 p.m.

The movie screening will take place in the Hoag food court, and the dodge-ball tournament will take place in Memorial Hall Gym.

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