A bill that would change the selection process of the student member of the Board of Governors passed through another committee Monday morning, with a compromise.
The problem with the existing system, said supporters of the bill, was that the group currently charged with that task has traditionally charged dues. That was the idea behind proposed constitutional amendments filed in the House and Senate to make that member a gubernatorial appointment.
On Monday, senators approved a compromise.
SB 1508, sponsored by Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, was approved by the Senate's Judiciary Committee with an amendment filed by Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, that would remove the FSA requirement and instead allow student body presidents to choose among themselves.