2019 Constitutional Referendum

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(February 12th from 9am-6pm)

Edit: A student requested the old constitution as a Word file with track changes in order to compare the documents. Because of the amount of edits, most of the document is marked up, but this may still prove useful as a comparison tool. That file can be found here.

The Student Bar Association asks you to vote in a Referendum on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 on whether to ratify proposed revisions to the SBA Constitution.

Purpose: SBA President Colby Ellis established the SBA Constitutional Revision Committee to clarify the existing Constitution and create a solid foundation for the SBA to better serve the needs of the student body. After a year of work, this committee submitted their recommendations to the SBA. On January 29th, the SBA unanimously approved the amendments and referred them for ratification by the entire student body.  The SBA believes these amendments are crucial for preserving the progress the SBA has made thus far and promoting continual responsiveness to student need in the years that follow.

Vote: A link to an electronic vote on Qualtrics will be sent out via email on Tuesday, February 12th. Voting will be open between 9:00am and 6:00pm. Upon 2/3rd of the vote in favor of the revisions, the amendments will be effective.

Questions and Feedback: You can view the current SBA Constitution and the proposed amendments on our website. We encourage all students to review these documents carefully.

There are two in-person opportunities for you to provide feedback and ask questions about the proposed amendments and this referendum:

  • Town Hall: Thursday, February 7th at 12:00pm in HOL 345
  • Tabling with the Constitutional Revision Committee: Monday, February 11th from 10:30am – 2:00pm.

In addition, please feel free to contact the SBA via email at uflawsba@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

This referendum marks a significant step in empowering the voice of UF Law students. Please join with us in leaving a legacy of self-determination and engagement within the UF Law community.