A controversial bill that passed through Student Congress has hit a roadblock after a veto from Student Body President Will Leimenstoll.
The bill — which would eliminate the $2,400 yearly stipend allotted to the student body vice president — passed through Congress with a two-thirds majority on Nov. 13 after a contentious debate.
But Leimenstoll officially vetoed the bill five days later, stating that without a stipend, the position would be inaccessible to some students who rely on income from part-time jobs.
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A controversial bill that would eliminate the student body vice president’s annual $2400 stipend is still up in the air:
-The bill passed Student Congress 22-9 on Nov. 13 after heated debate.
-Student Body President Will Leimenstoll vetoed the bill five days later. Student Congress can override the veto with a two-thirds vote.
Congress can override Leimenstoll’s veto if two-thirds of members present at next Tuesday’s meeting vote in favor — but there’s no saying which way the decision will fall.
Proponents of the bill say the Student Code does not require the vice president to stay in Chapel Hill for the summer months.