Rules and Judiciary Committee Chairman Kevan Schoonover opened the meeting by reading the proposed amendment to Title I, Chapter 8 of the Student Code.
“No funds shall be allocated that would result in individual gain,” Schoonover read. “This includes allocating funds to for-profit businesses and organizations.”
Speaker of Congress Ivy Hardy said this amendment ensures committees abide by the Student Code.
“This (amendment) is just to clarify, to make sure that the Safety and Security Committee mirrors what the Student Code implies.”
All members of the Rules and Judiciary Committee present voted in support of passing the amendment regarding student fees.
Schoonover also introduced an amendment to Title I, Chapter 2 of the Student Code, which says no appointment that has been tabled can be provisionally appointed to a committee.
As the Student Code stands, provisional members can serve up to 30 days without approval.
“Members may say, ‘Oh, I’m going to put someone on here to get my way,’” Schoonover said. “That’s what this amendment prevents.”