The University of Wisconsin’s student government voted to approve bylaws for the Green Fund for the first time Wednesday, with a vote of 18-2-1.

The Green Fund is an $80,000 grant funded effort to promote sustainability on campus. Students will be selected to receive the grant following an application process and review by the Green Fund Advisory Board based on criteria listed in the standing legislation, Associated Students of Madison Rep. Will Mulhern said.

At its first hearing, the Green Fund bylaws and standing legislation were debated for the duration of the meeting. Mulhern then amended the bylaws and standing legislation to reflect the criticisms from ASM.

The initial vote on the Green Fund was postponed to give representatives more time to read and understand the bylaws and standing legislation presented.

Rep. Brett Ducharme raised questions about the wording of lines within the bylaws.

The wording of several lines within the Green Fund bylaws and standing legislation were debated and changed to ensure clarity and consistency within the document.

With little debate the Green Fund bylaws and standing legislation were passed with a vote of 18-2-1.

ASM will hear and vote on the Green Fund again at the next meeting. If the legislation is passed for a second time, it will go into effect.