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ASUA Senate holds first meeting of the fall semester

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Rebecca Noble
ASUA Sen. Jonah Soble listens during an ASUA meeting in the Student Union Memorial Center on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona held their first meeting of the fall semester on Wednesday night.

Agenda items included discussion about business cards, senate standing committees and new Club Resource Center hires.

This was the first meeting under the new senate class, which was elected last spring. ASUA senate is comprised of 22 senators including Executive Vice President Trey Cox, Senator and University of Arizona Police Department Chief Brian Seastone and 20 undergraduate senators who serve as either at-large or college-specific senators.

With no old business to address, ASUA started by discussing the possibility of getting business cards.

A few senators questioned whether they should buy cards for every senator through the senate budget or make it something senators could opt in to pay out of their stipends.

The business cards are available through the UA at a rate of 250 cards for $10.25, according to Senator Kincaid Rabb.

The senate unanimously approved to have the option available for senators to buy business cards out of their stipends.

Cox announced that he had hired three new Club Resource Center employees, two appropriations board directors and one new club advocate.

Cox said the hires were made to replace people who had quit or moved.

ASUA unanimously approved the informational action item and moved onto discussing senate standing committees.

Typically, ASUA has four standing committees: Senate Appropriations, Bylaws, Resolutions and Elections, but Cox said he doesn’t want those to automatically be the committees.

He said he would rather have an ad hoc committee, which would decide what the standing committees would be.

After Administrative Vice President Tatum Hammond gave her report and a few senators gave committee reports, the meeting ended.

There was neither a treasurer’s report nor a president’s privilege.


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