SG passes three bills, elects new parliamentarian

By Alex Shaprio
Correspondent

Student government voted on three bills at its general body meeting on Sept. 26.

The Creation of a Vetting Process for Resolutions Bill acts as a check on resolutions to ensure that they are properly formatted and meet SG’s standards. This bill will make future bills go through the Bylaw Review Chair to fix small mistakes, like spelling errors, so it is less time consuming to pass a resolution.

The Head Associate Member Bill allows SG to delegate someone to be internally elected to represent the non-elected members of SG.

The Elect Social Media Chair Position on the Elections Commission Bill is responsible for electing someone to handle the promotion and advancement of SG elections on SG social media.

While working alongside the alternate student trustee as a non-participant in the elections, the social media chair will maintain neutrality and confidentiality when advertising.

SG brainstorms topics to discuss with Foster. (Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor)

All three bills were passed after the SG general body voted.

Executive president of SG and senior special education and iSTEM double major Brooke Chlebowski then announced that SG was voting on a new parliamentarian. The primary role of the parliamentarian involves keeping a pros and cons list for debates as well as doing a routine roll call at meetings. Senior criminology major Nick Cardoso won the vote to serve as parliamentarian.

Chlebowski then announced that a joint cabinet meeting will be occurring on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The meeting will consist of SG’s full cabinet and College President Kathryn Foster’s cabinet.

A series of issues were addressed as potential topics to discuss for the meeting. These issues include connecting Samsung users to the College’s eduroam wireless network, raising minimum wage for student employees, renovating the towers, decreasing prices at the C-Store and increasing campus security.

Student Trustee and junior management and political science major, Juan Carlos Belmonte asked for SG members to brainstorm potential topics to discuss in next week’s meeting with Foster. Some of these ideas include increasing the number of graduate programs, improving the College’s relationship with local communities and integrating academic programs to create more options for students who are interested in multiple subjects, for example establishing a program for business and engineering so students interested in both can take classes in each subject.