Student Association fails to administer Treasurer’s exam in time
Student Association’s senate cancelled their weekly meeting Wednesday after a failure to implement a new bylaw.
The Student Association budgets hundreds of student activities and clubs, and has its own constitution. On February 7th, the SA Senate passed a new bylaw that affected the appropriations committee.
The law mandates committee members take a Treasures Exam and pass with an 80 percent or higher.
The bill outlined the immediate implementation of the exam upon passage; however, the appropriations committee never administered the exam.
Officials say this was due to miscommunication. As a result, other pieces of legislation passed before the exam law were made null and void.
Samuel Salazar, Vice Chair of SA Senate, says “Looking back at it, cancelling Senate was the right thing to do. If we had Senate, we would have harmed ourselves since we would proceed with breaking that bylaw.”
Now, Senate has to re-pass the entire legislation again.
“I was disappointed because we missed an opportunity to create change,” said Nick Chin, Senator of Indian Quad. “Every missed meeting is a missed opportunity.”
The pieces of legislation are expected to be on the agenda for February 27th, and their weekly meetings will proceed as scheduled.