Legislative Update [Boca House of Representatives April 20, 2012 Edition]
Last Friday the Boca House agreed to fund a production of Sweeney Todd this summer. This legislative update is brought to you by UP reporter Dylan Bouscher.
BRHB-12-12: “Musical Production of ‘Sweeney Todd’” passed. The bill allocates $8,000 for the production costs, and agrees to split any profit made between the Department of Theatre and Dance, and SG. It was written by theatre student Darrick Penny and sponsored by Rep. John Maher.
The musical is expected to premiere the weekend of July 26-29 with five performances. No additional dates have been confirmed.
BRHB-12-13: “Duties and Powers of the Student Body President” was automatically tabled until the next meeting. If passed the bill will amend the SG Constitution to give the SG president five academic days to sign a bill, after he receives it.
Currently the constitution gives the president five days to sign a bill after it’s passed.
This bill was written by the Ways and Means committee chair, Jairo Montes, Parliamentarian Patricio Coicou, and the Governor’s Executive Assistant Jonathan Mustain and sponsored by Montes and Coicou.
BRHB-12-14: “Removing Multicultural Programming 2011-2012 Riders” passed. The bill removes limits on MP accounts so leftover money can be put into the Activities and Programming account. The bill was written by MP Director Marie Dumas, Kristina Fritz, Carlton O’Neal, Hakeem Haye, Dorothy Daniel, and Mark Burgarelli, and sponsored by Boca House Speaker Boris Bastidas.
Stay tuned to Owl Watch for more updates as SG spends your money.