University of Missouri

55-14: An Act to Amend the Library Fee Language for Transparency

PURPOSE: To amend previous legislation from the 54th Session regarding the Library Referendum.

WHEREAS, the language proposed was not as transparent as it could have been; AND

WHEREAS, creators of other student fees have since advised us on more neutral language; AND

 

WHEREAS, MSA Senate wants all students to make an objective decision when they vote..

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the wording on Act 54-40 be reconsidered and changed to read as follows:
“Do you approve of a fee to benefit the Libraries of the University of Missouri?

This fee will begin at $5.00 per credit hour in Fall 2016 and will increase to $15.00 per credit hour in 2021, per the following schedule:

 

Academic Year Fee Amount Per Credit Hour
2016-2017 $5.00
2017-2018 $7.00
2018-2019 $9.00
2019-2020 $11.00
2020-2021 $13.00
2021-2022 $15.00

After 2021-2022, but not before, any possible increases will be subject to review by the Student Fee Review Committee. Funding from the fee will provide students with benefits such as: continuation of newly implemented 24-hour access to library facilities; major renovations to enhance study spaces; expanded collections of electronic and print materials; and innovative services.”

 


THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER ENACTED that the previous library fee language stated below shall not be considered.

“Do you approve of a fee to benefit the Libraries of the University of Missouri?

This fee will begin at $5.00 per credit hour in Fall 2016 and will increase to $15.00 per credit hour in 2021, per the following schedule:

Academic Year Fee Amount
2016-2017 $5.00
2017-2018 $7.00
2018-2019 $9.00
2019-2020 $11.00
2020-2021 $13.00
2021-2022 $15.00

Subsequent increases, if any, will be subject to review by the Student Fee Review Committee. Funding from the fee will provide students with benefits such as: 24-hour access to library facilities; major renovations to enhance study spaces; expanded collections of electronic and print materials; and innovative services.”


Respectfully Submitted,


Dan Patersan 

William Vega