The University of South Dakota’s Student Government Association has finished drafting a letter to the future legislature regarding the Good Samaritan Alcohol Policy.
In the event of an emergency, GSAP protects underage drinkers who are calling for help from
Included in the latest draft is a provision that states the legislators’ responses to the letter are being collected by the Student Federation, and not a media outlet. An earlier version asked legislators to rank how interested they were in GSAP on a scale of 1 to 10, and has now been changed to yes, no and maybe.
“Basically, the only thing we are waiting for is to see who wins the elections,” Collin Michels, a senior senator, said.
The letter would be sent immediately after the results of the election are in. The results would enable SGA to attempt to push GSAP, a project the SGA has been interested in for years.
Graduate student Monique Robinson said she has seen the importance of passing GSAP.
“I’ve witnessed situations where students are terrified to call police,” Robinson said. “I think this is a great push and it is going to save lives.”