Student Sustenance Improvement Act of Spring 2021
In Session April 1st, 2021
Letourneau University Student Senate
Sponsored by Senator Willis, Chairman Willis, and Senators Hoekstra, Crowder, and Hofer.
Relating to the improvement of the passed bill (the Student Sustenance Act of Spring 2021) that relates to purchasing of water and snacks for the student body.
Be it enacted by the LeTourneau University Student Senate.
This act may be referred to as the "Student Sustenance Improvement Act of Spring 2021."
The Student Sustenance Act of Spring 2021 shall be amended as follows:
A total of three-thousand dollars ($3,500) shall be allocated from the Senate General Fund for compensation of the purchase of snacks and water.
All funds not used in this manner shall revert back to the Senate General Fund.
The snacks purchased will be in accordance with the floor’s specifications (or lack thereof) as surveyed by members of the Student Life Committee from the floors’ respective RAs. Snacks will be purchased by one or multiple designees of the Student Life Committee on a weekly basis and will be available for retrieval at the AFSC by each residency’s respective senator(s).
This amendment shall become effective upon passage.
Explanations and Reasoning
The bill in its original condition included $1,750 instead of $3,500, and it was scheduled to be distributed to the floors on a bi-weekly basis instead of a weekly basis. Seeing the positive reception the Sustenance Act has received from many students on various floors (both in the Fall and during this Spring semester), and being made aware of a desire for the distribution to be a more common occurrence, the best course of action appears to be increasing the funding of the Sustenance Act and the distribution frequency. It has also been claimed and witnessed that the weekly supplies run out in “under two days” in some floors.
Furthermore, this new funding and frequency is meant to extend as a precedent for future iterations of the Sustenance Act. It is also worth noting that, since this current semester is coming near to a close, most of the added funds will be reverted back to the Senate General Fund — again, this is primarily to set a precedent for future iterations of this act.