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ASMSU finance committee prepares bills for general assembly

March 17, 2023
<p>The ASMSU Policy Committee meets on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 at the student services building.</p>

The ASMSU Policy Committee meets on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 at the student services building.

The Associated Students of MSU, or ASMSU, picked it back up with its committee meetings after spring break. Although the finance committee was the only committee to be entirely present, it was able to push all its bills through to next week's general assembly meeting.

Vipul Adusumilli, vice president for finance and operations, said a fund discussed last session passed, and now has a total of about $18,000.

The Spartan Love Fund was a product of a bill passed and discussed before spring break. It funded events for registered student organizations following the mass shooting on Feb. 13.

In the aftermath of Feb. 13, a new requirement is that students are required to scan their student ID in order to enter most buildings after 6 p.m.

The finance committee passed a bill to the general assembly dedicated to allocating $5,000 to the Michigan State University ID Office to fund the replacement of student IDs for all undergraduate students.

“Student really could benefit from being able to just go and get their ID replaced, especially because it’s right after spring break,” Residential housing association representative Cam Lochrie said.

Now that ASMSU has seen that students have an increased need for their ID cards, it has become a greater need for ASMSU to support. Every representative on the finance committee brought up questions to ensure the bill is ready to be presented to the general assembly.

“How many individuals are we expecting in the future to need to use this?” College of social science representative Anthony Barash said

Although each committee didn’t get the chance to push out each of their bills, the representatives that were present expressed their passion for the well-being of the student body through their questions.

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