ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011


I. Bureaucratic Procedure

A.    Call to Order: Patrick 5:22pm

B.     Approval of Minutes: Jessica Do/Ben

C.    Approval Of Agenda: Jessica Do/Dillon

D.    Attendance:  Jessica Do and Mirage—late, Janelle—left early

E.     Guest List:


II. Public Comment: 10 minutes




III. Old Business



III. New Business

A.    Item #24 R47-19 Moving the Elections Commission under the Judicial Board

a.       Floor: Bruce/JDo

b.      Debate: Bruce/ Charlyn

                                                                          i.      Article II be moved under Article XVI

                                                                        ii.      Charlyn—Judicial board would adopt all the responsibilities elections commissions.  I see procedure problems. Would that mean Jboard would also hear the appeals? 

                                                                      iii.      Lisa—change the ways

                                                                      iv.      Then could you add a clause that people on Jboard cannot be

                                                                        v.      Point of this legislation is to move it out of EVP. They have their own interns, own budget. Under the EVP it is problematic.

                                                                      vi.      Ben—did you talk to Jboard?

                                                                    vii.      Neil—when we move them, in hthe event there is a complaint, is there a type of order system?

                                                                  viii.      Dillon—if it’s completely it’s own, who appoints them?

                                                                      ix.      Jboard appoints, Leg Council approves.

                                                                        x.      Evelyn—interviewed by execs?

                                                                      xi.      Patrick--Why not that elections will be appoints?

                                                                    xii.      Charlyn—you’re still appealing to the same branch. I feel like the chances are even more skewed. I’d feel more comfortable if it were it’s own entity.

                                                                  xiii.      Execs nominate jboard, leg council interview and approve.

                                                                  xiv.      Motion to table: Bruce/Ben

B.     Item#25 R47-20 Renaming and revising Vice President of Admin Affairs

a.       Floor:Dillon/Lisa

b.      Debate:Dillon

                                                                          i.      Dillon—I like it. Admin if chairing is more impartial.

                                                                        ii.      Ben—change the title of legislation because it’s misleading.

                                                                      iii.      Patrick—the workload that I do for ASUCI is the oddball from the other responsibilities.

                                                                      iv.      Neil—a lot of what leg council does is on a local level so changing it to Internal

                                                                        v.      Dillon/Lisa

                                                                      vi.      Table til The next next Tuesday—Dillon/Lisa

C.     Item #26 R47-21 TGIF Bylaw Revisions

a.       Floor: Dillon/Lisa

b.      Debate: Dillon/Ben

                                                                          i.      The only problem is that this is a referendum and all the students voted on the referendum and I don’t think Leg council has the authority to change it.

                                                                        ii.      Patrick—ask Jboard?

                                                                      iii.      Mark D—I would think that leg council should be able to vote on this

                                                                      iv.      Motion to end: Dillon/Ben

                                                                        v.      Motion to table: Dillon/ Evelyn

Motion to introduce a new speaker pro-temp: Bruce

By Ben/Lisa

Can still nominate next Tuesday.


IV. Standing Committee Reports

A.    Rules:

B.     Finance: 

C.    Public Info:

D.    Advocacy:



A.    Office of the Executive Vice President

                                                              i.      SOCC

                                                            ii.      Educational campaign on repeal 209

                                                          iii.      Postcard campaign

                                                          iv.      Coffee talk in Laguna advocating

                                                            v.      Lobby Core talk to Nicole Hisatomi and Nikhil


VIII. Adjournment:  Dillon/Neil 6:50pm