Jan. 6 Senate brief

Brandon Thigpen

Attorney General steps down

Attorney General Paige Lehman formally announced that she would be stepping down from her position this semester to pursue a position with the United Nations in New York.  She has been with SG for over four years, beginning as a Senator.

Jan. 13 will be her last day.

The job of the Attorney General is to look over the Legislation, bills and changes to the  Student Government Constitution.

Candidates for the position are all Activities and Services Fee-paying students, not just Senators or Judicial Branch members.

“There is no election for the Attorney General,” said Director of Communications Ryan Traher.  “Candidates will be voted on during a Senate meeting.”

Traher said the process is occurring this week for selecting candidates.

Traher said he is hopeful that a candidate will be selected to fill the position by Jan. 17.

Traher said Lehman will still be looking over legislation until she leaves, but there is no time-sensitive information until a new Attorney General is in office.

Cabinet Reports

Budget and Allocations Chairman Collin Waychoff announced that, on Jan. 17 and 24, hearings will begin for individual indexes and on Jan 31, committee deliberations will begin, all starting at 9 a.m.

Waychoff said the hearings are where a student (an index) represents an organization and presents the breakdown of the money that the organization is requesting for the year.

The deliberations involve the committee confirming or amending the amount of money given to a group from the budget.

Senate President Christopher Brady said on an Emergency Senate Meeting has been scheduled  for Jan. 13 immediately following the Budget and Allocations Meeting.

New times for committee meetings

All times are scheduled for Mondays.

Elections and Appointments- 4:30 p.m.

Student Advocacy- 5 p.m.

Constitution and Statutes- 5:30 p.m.

Budget and Allocations- 6:30 p.m.

University Affairs- 7 p.m.

Senate meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. alternating the Mondays with the Budget and Allocations Committee meeting.

New Business

Matthew Harris, Education Freshman, was confirmed in a Judicial appointment to Associate Justice in a vote of 29-0 and was sworn in by Chief Justice Alex Goetz.

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