ASUA Senate tables half of agenda, but controversy lingers over bylaw changes

Luke Money

In a meeting rushed by an imminent public tuition hearing, the ASUA Senate tabled half of its agenda during its meeting on Wednesday.

The Senate was scheduled to approve or deny changes to both its bylaws and the general bylaws of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona but ended up shelving action on the former after a drawn-out discussion.

A point of contention centered around the creation of two new positions with the Senate, a chief senate administrator and a senate aide coordinator. The former would act as the body’s parliamentarian and be responsible for the senate’s administrative needs, while the latter would manage the application process for senate aides and oversee weekly meetings with those involved in the Senate Aide Program.

The senate decided to delay discussion of proposed changes to how stipends are distributed. The proposal, as it now stands, would allot an additional $3,450 to fund stipend positions next year.
The next meeting of the ASUA Senate is Wednesday, April 4.

Check tomorrow’s edition of the Daily Wildcat for more details.