University of Missouri

53-32: A Resolution Supporting the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill 53-32

A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE COLLEGIATE HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE ACT

PURPOSE, to show support of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act.

WHEREAS, the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act eliminates a distinction in existing tax law that would result in allowing tax-exempt charitable and educational organizations to make grants to non-University owned not-for-profit student housing entities that provide collegiate student housing; AND

WHEREAS, the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act would make college more affordable at no cost to taxpayers by offering a housing alternative less expensive than University housing; AND

WHEREAS, the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act results in safer student housing by encouraging charitable contributions to collegiate housing for installation of life saving equipment such as fire sprinklers, smoke detectors, and alarm systems; AND

WHEREAS, 2,892 of 7,442 students currently live in non-University owned not-for-profit student housing and 39 percent of students at the University of Missouri live in non-University-owned not-for-profit housing during their collegiate years.

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION  that the Missouri Students Association supports Congressional passage of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Missouri Students Association asks the Missouri Congressional Delegation to sponsor the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act.

Respectfully Submitted,

Paige Tenkhoff

Advocate

Ben Bolin

Senate Speaker

Mitch Moonier

Student Affairs Chairman