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SA senate passes three bills Tuesday night

The Student Association Senate passed three bills Tuesday night during its second to last meeting of the school year.

Sen. Caleb Raymond, CCAS-U, sponsored the first two pieces of legislation. The first was a resolution to support the elimination of GW’s graduation fee.

“It is ridiculous to pay $100 to graduate,” Raymond said.

The second bill was a resolution to encourage UPD to create a Crime Log map to include with every Crime Alert e-mail sent out to the GW community. Both bills passed with little debate.

The third bill, which came before the senate after a petition by 100 members of the student body, was a resolution to support the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act. The Act is a congressional bill that would allow tax-exempt organizations to give money to non-University owned student housing entities, including off-campus Greek housing.

The bill passed without objection, although several senators questioned the need for the SA to get involved with an act of Congress.

“I think it’s inappropriate for us to pass legislation telling the United States government what to do,” said Sen. Michael Komo, U-At Large.

“This is by and large non-controversial,” Sen. Connor Walsh, U-At Large, said in response. “It’s not like saying ‘the SA Senate supports healthcare reform.’”

This year’s senate will meet for the last time on April 20. The SA transition, where President-elect Jason Lifton, EVP-elect Rob Maxim and the senate-elect will be sworn in to their positions, will take place the following week.

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