University of Missouri

47-43: A Contingency and Reserve Request to Allocate Association Funds Remaining From Fiscal Year 2007 to the Sexual Health and Safety Products Implementation Initiative

PURPOSE: To request funds from the MSA Contingency and Reserve Fund which are present because of rollover funds from FY07

 

WHEREAS, All MSA entities were very conservative in their financial expenditures in the last fiscal year, and

 

WHEREAS, MSA Senate passed Bill 46-10 “A Resolution Supporting Free Condom Distribution in Residence Halls” in 2006, and

 

WHEREAS, This bill supported free condoms and sexual health information to be made available in all residence halls on the University of Missouri campus, and

 

WHEREAS, On Monday, March 31, 2008, RHA passed Bill SS2008-07, a resolution which supports a pilot program for implementation in at least three but up to seven locations for a minimum of 3 years, and

 

WHEREAS, The cost of each machine will be $1,800 and the cost for fully stocking each machine will be $500, and

 

WHEREAS, Chancellor Deaton wrote a letter stating his support of free condoms in the residential halls if they were funded solely through supporting student associations and external sources, and

 

WHEREAS, The current student groups and hall governments who have committed certain amounts of funding are as follows:

 

SW Area Council – $1,100

Rollins Group Council – $1,800

National Residential Halls Honorary – $1,800

Legion of Black Collegians – $200

Total – $4,900

WHEREAS, This is only enough money to fund two machines; which is less than the amount that RHA’s Bill SS2008-07 supported for a pilot program, and

 

WHEREAS, MSA and numerous other student groups at the University of Missouri have expressed the need for free condoms in the residential halls since Bill 46-10 was passed, regardless of which student group provides funding for it.

 

THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Missouri Students Association Senate that $8,900 dollars be allocated towards the Sexual Health and Safety Products Implementation Initiative in order to help fund up to six machines for the pilot program, and

 

THEREFORE, be it further resolved that since this is primarily a residential life issue that groups such as RHA and other health-related student groups try to provide all extra funds in the future if this pilot program is successful.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Johnson                                                                      Jonathan Mays

MSA Vice-President                                                               MSA Senate Speaker

 

 

 

 

Jim Kelley                                                                               Corey Gibson

MSA President                                                                       Operations Committee Chair

 

 

 

 

Aaron Wynhausen                                                                  Seth Botts

Budget Committee Chair                                                        SFRC Chair