The bill allowing a student vote on the CSU System Board of Governors passed third reading 37-28 in the House Wednesday morning and will now move to the Senate, a CSU student government leader said.
The Associated Students of CSU will testify on behalf of House Bill 1206 in Senate when it goes up for a vote.
Under the bill, the two student government presidents from CSU-Fort Collins and CSU-Pueblo will have voting rights on the BOG. Currently, they act as ex-oficio members who give recommendations to the board.
With higher education on the chopping block and tuition on the rise, the bill will give students a vital voice in the issues that affect CSU and take them off the sidelines, said Matt Worthington, ASCSU director of Legislative Affairs.
ASCSU attempted to pass the same bill last year, but it died in legislative committee.