Senate passes revised Wetlands bill

    All five bills voted on at Tuesday night’s Student Assembly meeting passed. The Student Activities Fee Distribution Act, sponsored by Sens.

    p. Scott Morris and Andrew Blasi, both freshmen, says that the secretary of finance must publish a budget on the SA website that includes the amount of money allocated to student clubs.
    The budget will give the dollar amount and the percentage of the student activity fees that each organization receives. The bill stipulates that the SA president e-mail a link to the budget to the student body.

    p. It passed unanimously. The Financial Responsibility Act, sponsored by Sen. Matt Skibiak, a junior, says that student organizations that request funds from the SA must detail how much money is left in the Student Consolidated Reserves fund and what percent the requested amount will take from the fund.

    p. Sponsors of the bills requesting funds for organizations must also detail how much money the SA has already given the organization. The bill passed unanimously. The Pedestrian Safety Act, sponsored by Sen. Brett Phillips, a junior, requests that the City of Williamsburg works with the College to put a crosswalk on Richmond Road between the entrance of the Blow Hall parking lot and Wawa.

    p. This bill passed unanimously. The Parking Augmentation Act, sponsored by Skibiak, requests that the Parking Regulation Handbook be amended to allow students and faculty members to park anywhere on campus during fall and spring breaks.
    It passed 18-0-1. The Campus Wetlands Act, sponsored by Sens. Walter McClean and Zach Pilchen, both sophomores, allocates $651 to the Student Environmental Action Coalition to purchase paludal Virginian wildflowers to be planted in the swamp behind the Student Health Center.

    p. The bill passed 13-6. A previous version of the bill passed at an SA meeting earlier this year, but it was vetoed by SA President Ryan Scofield.


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