Tempe USG changes bylaws, tables Event Benefits Act

Sen. Daniel Martin speaks about the .. . . bylaws. . . sports . . . event funding in a Tempe USG meeting on Oct. 7, 2014. (Photo by Alexis Macklin) Senator Daniel Martin presents The Event Benefits Act at a Tempe USG meeting on Oct. 7, 2014. Tempe Undergraduate Student Government voted to table the act after much debate. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)

Tempe Undergraduate Student Government passed two bills at its Tuesday meeting involving USG bylaws and tabled the Event Benefits Act, which would allow Sun Devil Sport Clubs to apply for event funding so more events can take place.

The Event Benefits Act was presented by Senator Daniel Martin said the Event Benefits Act will help increase ASU involvement with sports clubs and use the sports clubs as a resource.

The act would allow sports clubs to apply for event funding, which they previously could not do.

Sun Devil Sport Clubs President Alec Richardson said the money from the Event Benefits Act would go to benefit all students and will also include all students in future events.

The Government Operations Committee made changes to Title III of the USG bylaws, which focuses on college councils. The passing of the bill updates the section bylaws and fixed any issues with the old bylaws.

The Government Operations Committee also made changes to Title IV of the USG bylaws, which focuses on the Senate and fixes issues within the old bylaws, such as the number of senators from one college allowed on a committee.

Tempe City Councilmember Kolby Granville speaks to the Tempe USG senate about provisions that Tempe City Council passed in the past few months. Kolby said Google chose Tempe to install Google Fiber within the next few years. (Photo by Alexis Macklin) Tempe City Councilman Kolby Granville speaks to the Tempe Undergraduate Student Government senate about provisions that the Tempe City Council passed in the past few months. Granville said Google chose Tempe to install Google Fiber within the next few years. (Photo by Alexis Macklin)

Tempe City Councilman Kolby Granville spoke during the meeting about different issues around the city of Tempe and announced Google has chosen Tempe as one of the starter cities for installing Google Fiber high-speed Internet, which will start in 2015.

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