Student Government passes five bills concerning allocating money to student clubs

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Student Government passed five bills concerning allocating money to student clubs at their weekly meeting on Wednesday.

Spring Bill 47 was an allocation of $2,000 to Student Government for 70 to 167 tickets for the Pittsburgh Pirates game in April.

Student Government has done this event in the past and said that they have always sold out. Most of the funds will be returned because students will pay for the tickets.

This bill passed without debate.

Spring Bill 45 was a request for re-allocation of $481 from the United Nations trip to be given to Kathryn Carnell and Eli Hage to use for a cocktail presentation of the trip to certain professors.

They were originally given $850 to use toward their trip, but they did not spend the entirety of the amount allocated. The money is going toward the cocktail event on April 25 and being used for food, alcohol, linens and invitations.

The bill was passed unanimously.

Spring Bill 48 was a request from Students for Life for $450 to be re-allocated for speakers and events instead of their “pro-life flash mob.”

This required no extra money from Student Government and it was passed unanimously.

Spring Bill 46 allocated $300 to the Franciscan University Ultimate Frisbee Club to cover their entrance fees for sectionals on April 12 and 13.

Treasurer of the club, Ian Gill, was present to represent the club. The team is a member of the USA Ultimate League in the Ohio Valley region. If they do well at this sectional’s tournament, they will move on to the regional tournament.

The senate was willing to give them the money, but asked them to seek sponsors to become financially independent of student government. Due to the club being one of the newest on campus, they were not given a budget for the semester, which would usually cover the cost.

The bill was passed unanimously.

Spring Bill 44 was a request from Nurse to Nurse for $170 to cover expenses for an ice cream social on April 13 in the Gentile Gallery. Between 80 and 100 pre-nursing and nursing majors are expected to attend.

Nurse to Nurse is a program at Franciscan that allows nursing majors to connect and provides services including tutors and study groups.  The social is the only event Nurse to Nurse hosts. The bill passed unanimously.

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