Three bills, five budget recommendations passed at Thursday Senate meeting

January 30, 2018

Hannah Harvey

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    At the Jan. 25 SGA Senate meeting, the Senate passed three Student Bills and four recommendations from the Budget Advisory Committee. Senators also provided updates on projects they are working on this semester.


Senator Updates and Other Announcements

    Stephen Holmes was recently appointed as the senator of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Holmes provided an update regarding the SOLE Center’s trail maintenance on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8 – 11 a.m.

    Breana Arnold, senator-at-large, is in contact with the Student Veteran Organization regarding Operation Gratitude, which involves writing letters to veterans.

    Emily Garberding, senator of sustainability, is trying to get bikes on campus by the end of the spring 2018 semester as part of the proposed bike share program.

    Franklin Goodwin, senator of education, gave away 200 book bags of women’s toiletries at a women’s shelter during Christmas. Goodwin represented SGA in the process. Goodwin also attended the Educating Children of Color Forum at Colorado College.

    Sole Anglada, speaker pro tempore and senator-at-large, is seeking sponsorship through Disability Services and Penrose Hospital for her bill SB-21: The D Word.. Anglada also announced that Jessica Van Bueren, senator of nursing, has resigned as of Jan. 22.

    According to Derek Beitle, chair of Public Relations and senator-at-large, the SGA PR Committee will bring awareness to the SGA Elections through tabling and working with the Judicial Board to market the event.

    Ofe Ikimalo, senator of multicultural affairs, discussed a Race Talk that the Black Student Union and African Student Association will host as part of Black History Month.

    In Public, Alex Monson, justice, presented on SGA Elections information on behalf of Philip Wu, election commissioner. Monson encouraged senators to promote the election and get people to vote.

    Joey Vijayam, student body president, provided his monthly report. Vijayam will reach out to clubs to discuss their experience on campus. He also encouraged assistance with the bike share program and provided an update on pedestrian and traffic safety, saying that he is working with administration and community members on the topic.


Student Bills

    SB-23: SGA Jackets into discussion  passed with nine “yea” votes. Three senators voted nay on the bill. No senator abstained from voting or recused their vote.

    SB-24: UCCS Bike Share Program passed with 10 yea votes. One senator voted nay, while another recused their vote.

    SB- 25: SEDS also passed with 11 yea votes. One senator recused her vote.


Budget Advisory Recommendations

    The Young Americans for Liberty received $762 for food and beverage, receiving 10 yea votes and one nay vote for their proposal. One senator recused their vote.

    Men’s Club Basetball received $565 for sport expenses with all 12 senators voted yea on the BAC recommendation.

    PGMSS received $1,125 for travel expenses. All 12 senators voted yea on the recommendation.

    The Asian Pacific Islander Student Union received $1,000 for event expenses. Angel Tran, senator-at-large, recused his vote while the remainder, 11, voted yea.

    The Colorado Bangra Team received $2,000 for event expenses, with a yea vote from all 12 senators.