SA works on legislation to curb corruption
Senators in the Rules Committee worked on developing bylaw changes that would, according to the legislation, ensure that “no conflict of interest exists on the Finance Committee.”
Senator Mark Hershfield (Law) originally proposed the bylaw changed following the $50,000 budget shortfall that occurred earlier in the semester.
In the version that will be discussed at the next meeting, the changes state the chair of the Finance Committee cannot serve as the executive financial officer of any student group that receives SA funds.
Sen. Omar Woodard (ESIA-U), who serves on the Rules Committee, said while he was sure current Finance Committee Chairman Dan Moss had been “fair” in his dispersal of initial allocations earlier this year, he was “worried about what might happen in the future.”
Woodard, who voted in favor of passing the legislation through committee, felt that the changes would “make the SA look better in the eyes of students.”
SA President Phil Robinson, Executive Vice President Eric Daleo, the executive cabinet and senate chairmen met with University President Steven Joel Trachtenberg Monday to talk about issues facing students. Some of the issues were community/Univeristy relations, possible tuition increases and implementing SA legislation.
The SA will also host a town hall meeting Monday. The subject and location will be announced later this week.
-T. Neil Sroka