At tonight's Student Senate meeting, members will vote on legislation that would limit the power of the minority party in addition to voting on a controversial nomination for Image chairman.
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In a special meeting Thursday, student senators approved a resolution that urges UF students to consider the "severe negative consequences" of Amendment 2, which defines marriage as a legal union between a man and woman and could affect UF's benefits for employees with domestic partnerships.
Following a renewed effort at transparency and bipartisanship in Student Government, a new Student Senate committee was created to review the selection process for replacement senators and committee seats; however some senators feel the endeavor has no clout.
Student Body President Kevin Reilly and Senate President Kellie Dale have verified the authenticity of private e-mails sent between them and other Student Government officials concerning summer Senate appointments and committee assignments.
About 300 students waited outside the Orange & Brew to hear results of Student Government elections early Thursday morning, but the results were not made available by press time because votes were still being counted by the Supervisor of Elections.
Four top officials from UF Student Government and Student Senate made plans via personal, non-SG e-mail accounts to keep Orange and Blue Party members out of Senate committees during the summer session, according to printouts of e-mails anonymously mailed to the Alligator last week.
While next week's Student Government election creeps closer, SG records show that parties are still doling out hundreds of dollars for campaigning materials.