The Student Senate meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 had ran in tandem with a meeting of the Joint Budget Committee.
The JBC held a discussion relating to money that funds clubs, General Assembly costs, and other student related activities that pertain to the school.
The JBC has postponed by-law discussions until Monday, Oct. 20.
“Clarifications in the by-laws have been moved up,” Dean of Student Services Manuel Perez said. “They will not be back for another two weeks.”
A bill allocating $800 to fund American River College’s account with VoteNet has been approved.
Last year the cost was $1,000. “Every board of every college has to pay their own portion of VoteNet,” Perez said.
At the Student Senate meeting, Jasmine Habibeh had been sworn into her new office as senator. Dean Perez read off her responsibilities and she gave a public swear-in.
Student senators had also motioned to approve General Assembly costs for this semester. A unanimous vote approved money from the budget to fund student related concerns on campus, such as bike locker maintenance, repairs, and other general costs.
In promoting student activities on campus, Director of Finance Laurie Jones announced that American River College’s football team is ranked number one in the state this semester. “More students need to come out to more athletic events to support students who work hard there,” she said.
The Marketing Association Club is also throwing an event on Oct. 29 in support of the football team announced Konstantin Rurouri.
Nancy Lopez, Cameron Weaver and Kenneth Hinton have been approved to be appointed to the JBC.
Tamara Dunning, who is acting as ASB Student Senate President, said that she wants to have more meetings in the cafeteria where they will be more visible to students.
“I am very supportive of your idea to have meetings where the space is more frequented by students,” Perez said. “We will provide any technical support for you if approved.”