The Undergraduate Senate passed new Clean Energy Revolving Fund legislation yesterday by a vote of 16-4.
The bill, sponsored by Class of 2010 Senator Steve Dalton, bans Student Activity fees from being used to fund CERF. The Student Government must now rely on fundraising for the program.
In a recent interview with The Eagle, Student Government President Andy MacCracken said he would not veto this version of the bill, which was written as compromise legislation between him and Dalton.
Before it passed, senators struck out a clause that stated the SG did not support levying a mandatory or opt-out fee to students to fund the program.
CERF is a fund to buy renewable energy generators for AU in an effort to make the university carbon neutral, The Eagle previously reported.