A Resolution Supporting the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act

Johns Hopkins University Student Government Association

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

A Resolution Supporting 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

 

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Johns Hopkins University Student Government Association supports Congressional passage of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Johns Hopkins University Student Government Association asks the Maryland Congressional Delegation to sponsor the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act.

 

It is so ordered.

 

Sponsor: Kirk Sabnani

Co-Sponsor: Karen Poreh, Moses Song, TJ Bozada

 

Committee: Campus Affairs

Vote: In Favor: 21             Oppossed: 0        Absentations: 0

 

Therefore, the bill       PASSES WITH UNANIMOUS CONSENT

 

Vice President ________________________________________________________________

Elizabeth Duval