Student Congress passed a bill Tuesday designed to make it easier for students seeking election to navigate through rules and regulations for campaigns.
The bill, which makes changes to Title VI of the Student Code, establishes a point system for election violations, making it a more efficient process for the Board of Elections to disqualify candidates who reach the maximum 10 points.
“We had a lot of problems with our Title VI bill last year,” Speaker Pro Tempore Adam Horowitz said. “And it led to more lawsuits and campaign violations than I can even remember.”
Representative Christy Lambden proposed an amendment to decrease the spending limit by 5 percent for any candidate who violates campaign rules, which passed.
“The points system is great in that it gives the (board) the ability to disqualify candidates,” Lambden said. “But it gives an incentive to cheat because there is no action taken until a candidate has 10 points, which makes no sense.”