The weekly meeting for the University Park Undergraduate Association Wednesday was filled with debate over several pieces of new legislation.
At the meeting, the Board of Arbitration also gave its ruling regarding the purchase of two iPads .
The legislation focused on various aspects of funding and the recipients of the money.
Legislation regarding funds for Movin’ On 2013, UPUA/TPR Test Preparation Week, and Academic Rights Documentation was introduced.
There was also a resolution regarding the use money from the University Park Student Activities Fee to fund part of the budget of the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments .
The resolution is for the allocation of $12,000 to be used toward the “honoraria for Movin’ On,” according to the official resolution document.
Known officially as Resolution 16-07, the legislation passed unanimously.
Movin’ On is an annual, free music festival that is held in the spring.
The money allocated by UPUA will go directly toward paying the various musical acts. This will ensure UPUA’s money “goes a little farther,” said Spencer Malloy, Chair of the Assembly.
UPUA is “excited to contribute” to Movin’ On again this year,” Malloy (senior-agroecology and philosophy) said.
According to the resolution document, Press Secretary Kevin Horne will be in charge of a campaign designed to increase awareness for Movin’ On.
Horne (junior-journalism) said he will utilize social media platforms for the campaign.
This is also the first year that an awareness campaign was officially part of the legislation, Horne said.
The assembly also unanimously voted to pass legislation regarding clearer documentation of student rights.
At-Large Representative Elias Warren voiced the concerns from an anonymous constituent who felt the allocation of money for business cards, a sign and print booklets detailing academic rights was too high.
Despite these concerns, the resolution was passed unanimously.
Also passed was the allocation of money for Princeton Review workbooks and classes to aid students in preparation for graduate school and medical school entrance exams. The resolution passed 27-3-0.
The most contested piece of legislation dealt with the use of the University Park Student Activities Fund for the CCSG budget.
CCSG’s primary goal is to represent the students who attend Penn State campuses across the commonwealth. Students at University Park are represented by UPUA.
Currently, CCSG gets most of its money from the administration, Malloy said.
However, according to the resolution document, the organization is supposed to receive money from the commonwealth campuses.
The document states this is not being enforced.
UPUA disagreed with CCSG’s request for funding from the University Park SAF.
The resolution to officially oppose the use of SAF money for CCSG passed 27-1-0. The meeting closed with reports by the chief of staff and each committee chair.