Two bill/resolutions were passed tonight:
- One Bill supporting an increase in funding for UPD’s 4-ride program. Including the hiring for more drivers and vans.
- BIGGEST one of the night: A bill sponsored and written by Logan Dobson to eliminate the signature requirement for any candidate for an SA office. Meaning all you have to do is submit a candidate statement and you’ll be on the ballot.
VP of Judicial-Legislative Affairs Jordan Chapman introduced a bylaw change that would reformat the Presidental cabinet; mainly getting rid of Assistant Vice Presidents and turning them into “Directors” that would need to be confirmed by the Senate. He received a good lashing of questions from grad school Senator Michelle Tanney. Chapman, who was refusing to answer Tanney’s questions regarding a “Director of Graduate Student Affairs” and whether or not the referendum would be on the up-coming ballot or during a Special Election later in the year, faced a barriage of questions from Chairwoman Tanney to that point that VP for Financial Affairs Chas Pressner had to step in to deflect some the heat from the visibly angry Chapman.
Vishal’s question time went fairly smoothly, with only his new Chief of Staff getting a bit pissy over some “direct” questions that Nick Polk was asking.
Tanney and Med-school Senator Mohammad Ali both win “Senator of the Week”. Tanney for her vicious questions to Chapman and Ali for his quite funny and still insightful additions to the blog, he will be made a contributor for the rest of the year.