Number 03-15
Description lottery tickets sold on campus
Authored by James Urban
Sponsored by Josh Warren
Date Submitted Friday, February 14, 2003
Date Considered Tuesday, October 21, 2003
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Committee Affairs
Result Killed By Committee
Remarks FAILED - This could damage the image of the university.
Whereas The University of Texas at Arlington is currently experiencing a budget shortfall; and
Whereas This shortfall affects everything in the university, including several fees paid by students, and cuts in several department budgets; and
Whereas The Texas Lottery fives 5% commission of all tickets sold at a particular location to retailers who sell lottery tickets, and 30% of tickets proceeds go to the government fund; and
Whereas The Texas Lottery could be a profitable asset to The University of Texas at Arlington, as well as to all institutions of higher education; and
Whereas There are other retailers who sell lottery tickets near the university, which allows students aged 18 and up to purchase tickets benefiting their business; and
Whereas The current Bylaws of the Texas Lottery Commission do not allow lottery tickets to be sold at institutions of higher education, and there is no benefit to leaving this clause in the commission bylaws.
Be It Further Resolved That The University of Texas at Arlington be allowed to sell tickets to the State Lottery; and
Be It Further Resolved That Upon passage of this resolution through student congress, it be presented to elected officials of Tarrant County and other local statewide officials; and
Be It Further Resolved That The Student Congress of the University Texas at Arlington specifically calls for the removal of Texas Statue '466.155 Subsection 4B.
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