Resolution 99-25: TAX FREE TEXTBOOKS

Number 99-25
Description letter to legislature
Authored by Jeannie Panton
Sponsored by April Anderson
Date Submitted Tuesday, December 1, 1998
Date Considered Tuesday, March 2, 1999
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result Implemented
Remarks IMPLEMENTED - A letter was sent from SC Exec in support of Texas HB 179 and HB 528.
Whereas There is a growing concern over the cost of college textbooks; and
Whereas Due to the current and rising price of textbooks, students are beginning to be priced out of the market of education; and
Whereas Financial burdens are a primary cause of student drop-out; and
Whereas Similar educational costs like tuition and fees are tax-free; and
Whereas If taxes were lifted on higher educational textbooks, the financial burden would be reduced.
Be It Further Resolved That The Student Congress at The University of Texas at Arlington voice concern over this issue to the Texas State Legislature.
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