ASUU leaders to finalize fee bill

By Jeremy Thompson, Staff Writer

ASUU representatives will meet tonight to finalize a resolution supporting a proposed student fee increase for the Campus Sustainability Initiative.

Representatives from both the Associated Students of the University of Utah Senate and General Assembly will work to iron out differences in the bills that each body passed last week. The proposal would raise fees by $2.50 per semester to fund sustainability projects across campus.

The Senate approved an amendment to the original initiative stating the fee increase would be suspended after three years and would have to be re-instituted at that point. The Assembly version of the bill did not include the amendment.

“This should be a fairly simple process,” said Jon Hayes, vice president of ASUU. “The two bills only differ by a phrase or two. It should be very fast.”

The meeting will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in ASUU’s office (Union 234). The public is welcome to attend. If approved, the new bill would also have to be approved by the full Senate and Assembly, signed by the student body president and forwarded to the Board of Trustees for final approval. If accepted by the trustees, the fee would have to also be approved by the Utah State Board of Regents along with the U’s other fee and tuition increases.

Hayes encouraged people to contact their representative or senator before the meeting if they have any more input or questions regarding the initiative. Contact information for ASUU officials is available at

“I don’t think there will be much to change or work on,” said Morgan Brewer, a representative from the College of Education. “But I would love to see the students come out to support what they think, though.”

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