SGA legislative session approved 11 recommendations

12 February 2019

Cambrea Hall

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    The Student Government Association (SGA) approved 11 recommendations from the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) during their second legislative session of the semester on Feb. 7.

    Before proposals are presented to the Senate, they are first introduced to the BAC where they will either be approved, edited or denied based on funding guidelines established by the SGA. BAC meetings are lead by the Director of Finance Raven Chavez-Maltby.

    The 11 proposals that made it to the Senate on Thursday were all approved.

     ROTC requested $3,000 for food and beverage for their U.S. Army ROTC Military Ball on April 19. The proposal was approved 11-0.

    The Earth Center Club requested $70 for event supplies and $22 for food and beverage for a grand total of $92 for their essential oil making workshop on Feb. 15 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Columbine 214. The funding request was approved 11-0.

    The International Buddy Program requested $797 for their trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on April 13. The proposal was approved 10-1.

    Love Your Melon’s request of $2,000 to donate to the Beth-el Student Nurse Association (BSNA) for their travel costs to go to the National Nurses Association Convention in Salt Lake City. It was approved 9-2. The convention is from April 3 to 7. BSNA was unable to make their own request because they had already requested $3,000 from SGA in the last fiscal year.  

    The Graduate Student Associate (GSA) originally requested $229.65 for food and beverage for their GSA Spring Graduation Celebration on May 10. The amount was amended to $418.80 and the request was approved 10-1.

    People Adventuring with Sidekicks (PAWS) requested $239 for event supplies, $100 for food and beverage and $108.50 for advertising for their Smooch-a-Pooch event on Feb. 13. The event will be open to the public on the West Lawn from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $3 per two minutes and half of all proceeds go to the Humane Society. The proposal was approved 11-0.

    The Men’s Club Basketball team requested $474.96 to cover travel expenses for their trip to Boulder to compete at the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Tournament in Boulder. They will be there from March 1 to 3. Their funding request was approved 10-0.

    The Men’s Club Basketball also requested $923.12 for travel to Lincoln for another NIRSA tournament from March 15 to 17. The proposal was approved 9-1 with 1 abstain.

    HOSA’s request of  $1,115.91 for travel to the National Nurses Association Convention was approved 11-0.  

    The Mountain Lion Motor Sports club requested $316.11 for durable goods for the manufacturing of a second vehicle. The vehicle will be used for competition in Toronto on May 29. Their funding request was approved 11-0.

    The new Scuba Club requested a total of $3,000 to send four member officers to become certified scuba divers from a licensed program at Homestead Crater, Utah. The proposal was approved 9-2.

    As the meeting adjourned, Senator Greg Gardner shared his weekly interesting fact that, “the average office desk has 400x more bacteria than a toilet seat.”

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