Legislation that would have allowed a student to serve on the UM Board of Curators was shot down in a House Committee Meeting Tuesday.
Wrap: Several bills that would have allowed students to serve on the UM Board of Curators were voted down in a straight party line vote.
Democratic Representative Jill Schupp of Saint Louis County sponsored one piece of legislation which would give voting rights to a student board member.
She says a student voice on the board would be extremely beneficial and not compromise the current board's voting power.
|Description: "It's one vote out of nine, I don't think it tips the balance in any direction too much one way or the other."|
Republican Representative Mike Thomson voted against the bill and said students lack the maturity to serve on the board.
Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.
A Republican Representative doubts the maturity of students to be votign members of the UM Board of Curators at a House Committee Meeting Tuesday.
Wrap: Several proposed bills that would have allowed student to serve on the UM Board of Curators were all shot down in a straight party line vote.
Republican Representative Mike Thomson of Maryville voted to reject the proposed legislation.
He says students are in school to learn and may lack the maturity necessary to vote on important issues.
|Description: "I think there is a maturity factor that they don't understand and I believe there is a lot of issues that maybe they shouldn't be voting on, and in this situation, they could very well be the deciding vote."|
Bill Sponsor Democratic Representative Jill Schupp of Saint Louis County says a student's voice is crucial to the Board.
Reporting live from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.