At the final senate meeting of the semester, the legislative body heard their final appeal, moved unused funds and elected a new senate chair.
On Tuesday, May 3, the legislative body heard an appeal from New Paltz Lacrosse. There was a miscommunication between the new and outgoing president over how to fill out paperwork. The new president had hired two referees in October for a game, but made an administrative error while filling out the paper work and they were never paid.
The current president said he has since received training from Disbursing Agent Linda Lendvay and Vice President of Finance Youssouf Kouyo and he guarantees that this kind of mistake won’t happen again. He was requesting $150 for each referee, for a combined total of $300. The legislative body granted him this amount from General Programming unanimously.
The legislative body also voted on moving $6,000 from the Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) Unappropriated Fund into General Programming. The vote was also unanimous.
During her report, Student Association Executive Vice President Eve Stern urged the legislative body to get involved in choosing a new police chief.
“[Need a chief] that has the energy and motivation to do a great job,” said Stern.
Stern also discussed campus food feedback. She tried to identify ideas to make Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) better through student criticism, trying to find out what can be changed about food services.
Student Sen. Alberto Aquino was running against Sen. Samantha Kossin for the position of senate chair. Aquino was confirmed to the position by the legislative body 11 to three.
The first general student senate meeting of next semester has yet to be scheduled.