Student Government passes new bills

SGA members prepare for Christmas Tree Lighting

By Sydney Faison
On October 26, 2018

Photo by Axel Marcenaro: (file photo) Caleb Conaway is asked by the senate about his experience running for chair at the first Student Government Association meeting. Caleb Conaway has since been elected chair of transportation.

The Student Government Association held a senate meeting on Oct. 22 in the CJ Davidson Center where members passed mutiple bills.

Bill No. 90.05 proposed that the month of November be recognized as Veteran Appreciation Month.

Every Friday in November would be deemed "Remember Everyone Deployed." Sonja Hale, a senior, authored the bill.

Hale explained why she authored the bill.

"I always considered myself extremely patriotic even though no one in my family has served in the military," Hale said. "There are going to be people willing to lay down their lives for you, and you may never meet them."

Bill No. 90.06 proposed that SGA recognize the ASU Administration for its participation in the annual SGA Round Table.

SGA will express gratitude toward ASU administration for efforts to improve lives of the student body. Austin Habecker authored the bill.

Bill No. 90.07 proposed that the 2018 Homecoming Committee be recognized for all their time and commitment for Homecoming Week.

Professor Manny Campos discussed his birthday fundraiser.

"My challenge to you all is not to think about your life today but also to think about where your roots are," Campos said. "Your roots are this university."

Campos urges students to look inward and look at the community around them. He elaborated by saying that students should volunteer from the heart.

General discussion included the sale of red shirts with the number "22" on them. The shirts commemorate the veterans who are victims of suicide. The shirts are sold in the VETS center.

Discussion for the Vietnamese Student Association to be recognized as a registered student organization took place during the meeting.

The student discount program was briefly discussed. Tropical Smoothie, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and several other restaurants are now offering 10% off.

The members discussed a night walk that will take place on Oct. 30; the student services committee will check for safety concerns on campus.

The transportation committee is looking into getting bikes on campus for students.

SGA will help Student Life on Nov. 16 with wrapping and decorating the trees for the Christmas Tree Lighting. If anyone wants to have a booth for their student organization, the members of SGA can organize setting it up.

The Student Government Association works with administration, faculty and staff on the committees that shape the campus. About 50 students serve on campus committees and give their input about new ASU projects and initiatives.

Students are allowed to sit and listen to the meetings. The next senate meeting is on Nov. 5.

The next President’s Round-Table will be on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. in the U.C. and is for Registered Student Organization’s President, Vice-President or Treasurer.

Go to bills to view every bill that is submitted. The author, sponsor and title are shown.

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