The way Student Congress accounts for its property held by student organizations will be streamlined significantly if a bill presented before the body passes tonight.
The bill would require student organizations to provide an inventory of all items bought with student funds that cost more than $15 within two weeks of each purchase.
Organizations would be required to provide such inventories before they could request money from Student Congress, said Marc Seelinger, chairman of the oversight committee of Student Congress.
The committee — created in the spring to ensure accountability within student government — passed the bill Nov. 15. One of its purposes is to keep records of financial transactions by student organizations that use student government money.
Sponsors say it will increase accountability for student government property and encourage sharing among student organizations.