Efforts to revive a vetoed ammunition funding bill failed at Tuesday’s Student Congress meeting.
Members did not reach the two-thirds majority required to override Student Body President Will Leimenstoll’s veto. The bill, which passed Student Congress earlier this month, would have made it more difficult for groups to receive funding for ammunition.
Austin Root, author and sponsor of the bill, made a move to reconsider the bill after the override failed, but the motion did not receive the required majority vote.
Leimenstoll said he vetoed the bill March 19 due to a lack of debate before the vote.
Speaker Paige Comparato and Speaker Pro Tempore Connor Brady both received ethics charges related to the bill earlier this month.
Josh Aristy said he and rules and judiciary committee chairman Travis Crayton filed charges against Comparato because of an email she sent to the Student Congress listserv.
He said the email concerned a lawsuit filed with the Student Supreme Court by Student Congress members. The suit was filed against Student Congress due to invalid voting procedures at the March 5 meeting when the bill was voted on.
Comparato was not at the March 5 meeting, so Brady presided.
Comparato said the email intended to inform of the lawsuit and explain what happened at the meeting.