Senators table bill, pass four bills unanimously

By Amanda Alfanos, Editor-in-Chief

Student senators passed four bills and tabled one bill at their Nov. 9 meeting. Two of the bills were presented by emergency.

Senators passed Senate Bill 020 by unanimous consent. The bill, co-authored by Sen. Ciera Terry (theater) and Sen. Erica Olavarria (junior-at-large), will allot $225 to Out of the Box Productions for technical costs.

Bills 021, 022 and 023 were passed as amended by unanimous consent.

Senate Bill 021 will fund about $590 to SPECTRUM for World Aids Day. Sen. Sarah Johnson (junior-at-large) wrote the bill for the event to be hosted Dec. 1. Sen. Ciera Terry (theater) proposed an amendment to cut the funding by $250, but it failed.

Emergency Senate Bill 022 will allocate about $1,500 to Indian Student Association for their “New India” event. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Sen. Edwards Ayo-Odugbesan (international) proposed the amendment to cut funding by about $1,000. The original bill was written by Sen. John Davis (law/graduate-at-large). It would have funded about $2,500 to ISA.

Emergency Senate Bill 023 funded about $100 to SPECTRUM for their Alter Ego Fashion Show. The event will be at 8 p.m. Saturday. Sen. Chris Macella (math/sciences) proposed the amendment to cut funding in half. Sen. Johnson wrote the original bill, which would have funded about $200 for the event.

Senate Bill 019 was tabled indefinitely as motioned by Sen. Lena Khader (humanities). Khader and Sen. Sarah Cook (Greek/president pro tempore) authored the legislation. The bill would have funded $302 to Asian American Student Association to attend the Asian Pacific American Empowerment Conference.

Sen. Neil Cooley (sophomore-at-large) and Sen. Matt Mahon (athletic) were not present at the meeting.

There is about $3,000 left in Student Senate’s rolling appropriations.

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5 comments
OCU Student
OCU Student

I believe that the World Aids Day Bill was funded in full. The amendment did not pass, so SPECTRUM was given the full amount for that bill.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Does Ciera (notice i "spelt" her name correctly) "Spelt" is past tense for spell? "Was" would be the correct helping verb not "is". The present tense and the past tense cannot be combined-then we would be stuck in some magical world where Robert Henry actually had the social graces of Tom McDaniel; imagine that. Maybe, Senator Terry is on to something. hmmmm....

Ciera Terry
Ciera Terry

Please note that my first name in this article is spelt incorectly. There is only one "r" in my first name. Thank you.

thecampusonline
thecampusonline

That's correct. The amendment written by Sen. Ciera Terry failed.

thecampusonline
thecampusonline

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The error has been corrected.

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