University of Missouri

53-51: A C&R Request on the Behalf of Student Legal Services (Senate)

Missouri Students Association
University of Missouri

Bill 53-51

A C&R Request on the Behalf of Student Legal Services (Senate)

Department/Group Requesting Funds: Student Legal Services (Senate)

What is this request for? To move $1500.00 from the C&R of next Fiscal Budget year to Student Legal Services._________________________________________________________________

Why was this cost not initially budgeted for? Travel was removed from all budgets and moved to C&R/Travel pool. These funds, which are contractually part of Student Legal Services, were mistakenly removed from Student Legal Services. ____________________________________

Will this cost be something placed in your budget for the next fiscal year?

[X] yes    [  ] no

How much is your request for? Minimum: $1500.00 Maximum:$1500.00

What is an estimated breakdown of how this money would be spent?

Continuing Legal Education Conferences = $1500.00


Travel Costs

Costs: $


Conference Costs $700
Meals $100

If necessary, give links to comparable pricing options (if unnecessary, leave blank):

Are there any other potential sources of funding that you have looked into that might be able to supplement a portion of the cost?  No.___________________________________________________________________________


Estimated number of students impacted:_35,000
Explain: Student Legal Services provides preventive legal education & legal consultation to MU students on the Columbia campus. Without these conferences, these services will not be available to students.


Would you be available to come speak to MSA Budget Committee about this request? [Committee meets at 7 PM on Tuesdays in the Student Center] [ ] yes      [X ] no

Note: Availability to speak with Budget Committee is not a requirement to receive funding


Therefore, be it enacted that Student Legal Services must provide to MSA Senate documentation of the expenditures under the “Other” category of their allotted budget. (Under the allocated budget of FY13-14, SLS was allocated $3,000 under the “Other” category, part of which was specifically designated to travel for Said accreditation)


I recognize that non-compliance with MSA Bylaws may forfeit any approved funds.


____Benjamin S Vega________


Please return this form to the MSA Senate office at least two weeks before you want your request to be considered by the full Senate.