SA Briefs

Alcohol bill rejected
After intense debate, the Senate rejected a proposal to change Student Association bylaws to prohibit SA funds from being used to purchase alcohol by an 18-5 vote Tuesday night.
“I’m really disappointed that the legislation didn’t pass, especially when it was simply the right thing to do,” said Sen. Dan Moss (U-SBPM), who proposed the change.
The bill was a direct response to concerns raised last semester, when senators were suspected of using SA funds for alcohol at a party with underage attendees. The proposed legislation stated that “no (SA) funds shall be dispersed to pay for alcoholic beverages to be consumed by underage persons.”
The bylaw currently allows the purchase of alcohol for graduate student functions.
The Senate also passed a bill creating a special committee to investigate student concerns with UPD. Student complaints include slow response time and officers mistreating students
A bill to merge the calendars of the SA, Student Activities Center, Residence Hall Association and Program Board into a master calendar also passed. Senators said this initiative would improve communication and student body knowledge of events.
The next Senate meeting will be held Tues. Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. in Marvin Center room 310.
The SA will also hosting a forum with the Law School Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Law School room L302.
-T. Neil Sroka

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