House overrides Senate to pass SOS Garden

Students Organizing for Sustainability had previously submitted a bill for funding to support a garden to simulate sustainable practices.  The bill was relegated to a conference committee, which voted 5-1 to amend to the House version.

Graduate senators expressed displeasure towards graduate conference committee members for not supporting the Senate version of the bill.

One of the senators explained that the committee had found that the complaints originally made by the Senate where unfounded. He further explained that the Senate’s proposed cuts were not merely for aesthetic items but would jeopardize the viability of the project entirely.

The majority of senators were unsatisfied and failed the bill in favor of further negotiation. Due to overwhelming support in favor of the bill in the House, the bill was ultimately passed.