(a) The board of regents of The University of Texas System may levy a student union
fee not to exceed $30 per student for each regular semester or each summer session
of six weeks or more, and not to exceed $15 per student for each summer session of
less than six weeks, for the sole purpose of financing, constructing, operating, maintaining,
and improving a student union building for The University of Texas at El Paso; provided,
however, that the fee may not be increased above $15 per student for each regular
semester or each summer session of six weeks or more and $7.50 per student for each
summer session of less than six weeks unless the increase is approved by a majority
vote of those students participating in a general election. The fees herein authorized to be levied are in addition to any use or service fee
now or hereafter authorized to be levied.
(b) Such fees shall be deposited to an account known as The University of Texas at
El Paso student union fee account and shall be placed under the control of and subject
to the order of the Student Union Advisory Committee. The committee shall annually submit to the president of The University of Texas
at El Paso a complete and itemized budget to be accompanied by a full and complete
report of all activities conducted during the past year and all expenditures made
incident thereto. The president shall submit the budget to the board of regents as part of the institutional
budget. The board of regents shall make such changes in the budget as it deems necessary
before approving the budget, and shall then levy the fees, within the limits herein
fixed, in such amounts as will be sufficient to meet the budgetary needs of the student
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