HUSA FOIA Bill Passes Constitutional Review Committee, Heads To HUSA Senate For Vote

HUSA Senate Logo (Courtesy Photo)

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief
Posted 9:33 PM EST, Tues. June 21, 2016

The Howard University Student Association 5th General Senate Assembly recently released to The Hilltop an official press release surrounding Bill No. SMR001-16: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

RELEASE - FOIA Bill - June 19th, 2016

(Courtesy of 5th Howard University Student Association General Senate Assembly)

The FOIA bill, proposed by HUSA President Allyson Carpenter to the Senate during the June 8 HUSA Senate meeting, is designed to create transparency in publicly disclosing HUSA, school and college councils’ information that would normally be private to the student body.

HUSA 5th General Senate Assembly also released to The Hilltop minutes from the recent June 19 HUSA Constitutional Review Committee meeting:

6-19-16 - Constitutional Review Committee Minutes

(Courtesy of 5th Howard University Student Association General Senate Assembly)

The FOIA bill will now be passed to the HUSA Senate for debate, amendments and for a vote tomorrow, June 22, during the upcoming HUSA Senate meeting: