Senate considers ban on office assitants
The Senate will consider legislation Tuesday that would eliminate the Student Association’s work-study office assistants and charge students a copy fee for printing test and syllabi files in the SA office.
The bills, which were introduced Tuesday night, have been referred to the Senate’s Rules Committee. The proposed printing fee is a 10-cent per page charge.
SA President Omar Woodard has made it clear he would veto both bills if they pass the Senate.
“The legislation referred to committee tonight will be vetoed in any form if passed,” Woodard said.
Ben Traverse (CCAS-U), chairman of the Rules Committee, proposed the legislation and spoke in support of it Tuesday night.
“My hope is that by putting a cost on the test and syllabi file it will help the SA make a little bit more money and help our financial situation right now but also will pressure the SA to put the test and syllabi file online,” Traverse said.
He added that it is “irresponsible” to be paying the work-study office assistants “given our current financial situation.”