Legislative Update [Senate] [March 15, 2012 Edition]

Here’s a recap of Thursday’s SG Senate meeting. This update is brought to you by UP reporter, Michael Miller.

SGSSB-12-01: “University Wide Budget 2012-13” passed by a 4-0 vote. It approved the University Budget and Appropriations Committee’s budget. The bill was written and sponsored by SG Vice President, Robert Huffman.

SGSSR-12-01 “It’s Time to Lobby” was tabled indefinitely by a vote of 4-0. The bill would have created a committee to help students lobby state legislators more effectively. Senators will draft a new version of the bill. The bill was written by Rep. Stephen Jones, Jupiter Governor Alex Lange, Boca Governor Ryan Ebanks, Broward Governor Helen Pferdehirt, and Boca House Speaker Boris Bastidas.

SGSS-12-02 “A New Seal for Student Government” passed by a vote of 4-0. The bill approved the new SG seal and was written by Bastidas, Rep. Jad Khazem, Ebanks, Pfedehirt, and Lange.

SGSS-12-03 “Standing for Students” passed by a vote of 4-0. The bill states that the Senate opposes any increases in A&S fees, before the final state budget cuts are published. They propose to create a committee which will discuss A&S fee allocation and increases. The bill was written by Bastidas and Khazem.

SGSS-12-04 “911 Safety Resolution” passed by a vote of 4-0. This bill declares the Senate’s support of a university policy granting amnesty to students who call for medical help in cases of drug or alcohol overdose on campus. Currently, FAU’s policy against drug and alcohol users keeps students from calling for help.

This bill is modeled after the Florida State Legislature’s “911 Good Samariton Act” which recently passed in the Florida House by a vote of 117-1. It grants immunity for drug users who seek medical help from drug possession. The bill was written by Sabrina Koramblyum of Students for Sustainable Drug Policy.

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2 Responses to “Legislative Update [Senate] [March 15, 2012 Edition]”

  1. Alex C. Lange Says:

    Correction:
    Broward Campuses Governor Helen Pferdehirt
    Jupiter Campus Governor Alex Lange

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