GUSA drafts bill to give itself complete control of Student Activities Fee allocation
Looks like the war between GUSA and the Student Activities Commission is heating up: The Voice has obtained the draft of a bill (below) that proposes to give GUSA complete control over the entire Student Activities Fee.
Currently, the Student Activities Fee is administered by GUSA’s Finance and Appropriation Committee and six funding boards: Media Board, Club Sports, the Performing Arts Advisory Council, the Georgetown Program Board, SAC, and the Center for Social Justice.
At the annual spring Budget Summit the groups divvy the money (around $650,000) amongst themselves and try to come up with a unanimous vote. If, after six days, the vote isn’t unanimous, a majority vote decides money allocation.
This new legislation would change that, making GUSA’s Finance and Appropriation Committee the only board members with votes. There’s more, including the estimated timeframe for the bill, at the Voice site.
After the jump, check out the draft of the bill.
Reporting by Kara Brandeisky