ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, January 24, 2013


I.               Bureaucratic Procedure

a.     Call to Order at 5:05 pm by Lena Hu

b.     Attendance

                                               i.     Absent

1.     Daisy Herrera-Duran

2.     Summer Ko

3.     Vanessa Garcia

4.     Emily Larin

                                             ii.     Absence Check

1.     Reza Zomorrodian – 1

2.     Daisy Herrera-Duran – 1

3.     Summer Ko – 3

4.     Vanessa Garcia – 1

5.     Ruhani Sandhu – 2

6.     Shadi Jafari – 1

7.     Joseph Park – 1

8.     Emily Larin – 1

9.     Hassan Mukhlis - 1

c.     Approval of Minutes

                                               i.     First, Tarun Patel

                                             ii.     Second, Ashleigh Richardson

d.     Approval of Agenda

                                               i.     First, Kleshie Baisie

                                             ii.     Second, Arman Liwanag

e.     Guest List

II.             Public Comment

III.           Old Business

a.     R48-23: Appointments to the Office of the Executive Vice President

                                               i.     Motion to table until Tuesday

1.     First, Tarun Patel

2.     Second, Arman Liwanag

IV.           New Business

a.     Other:

                                               i.     Mark’s Legislation Presentation

1.     Kleshie Baisie—

a.     To e-mail the information if needed

2.     Mark Deppe—

a.     Rental Program—for ASUCI students to rent out equipment for their events

                                                                                                     i.     Holding students accountable for the equipment

b.     SPFB—room for improvement

                                                                                                     i.     Add transparency

                                                                                                   ii.     How money is handled posted online

                                                                                                  iii.     Prioritizing programs that are important

c.     Election Code—needs upgrading

d.     Constitution—out of date

e.     Legislative Council—auto-e-mail system; notifications when legislations are posted

                                             ii.     Proposed Audit Process

1.     Kleshie Baisie and Ashleigh Richardson

2.     Ashleigh Richardson—approving commissioners

a.     Putting up a survey online with job description and responsibilities

b.     Places responsibility on the commissioners

3.     Tarun Patel—executives should have legislation in by Monday night for Thursday’s meeting

                                            iii.     Executive Budget Presentation

1.     Admin/Academic/EVP Rescheduled  

2.     Questions:

a.     Thomas Doan—what is the point of the budget presentation?

                                                                                                     i.     Reza Zomorrodian—legislation that requires Executives update the council with the budget twice a quarter

3.     Student Services—Jessica Phan

a.     Defend the Bren

b.     Soulstice

                                                                                                     i.     10% of Revenue will be given to UCI Medical Center’s Child Care

4.     Office of the President—traci ishigo

a.     Art Lab—

                                                                                                     i.     Opportunity

                                                                                                   ii.     We Step Into The Light

                                            iv.     Executive Budget Debrief

1.     Reza Zomorrodian—

a.     Commit a section of the presentation for the largest expense

                                                                                                     i.     Explain what it is and why it is; is there an inefficiency?

2.     Tarun Patel—

a.     Presentation by Mark and Sandy on budget

3.     Kleshie Baisie—

a.     More recent material

b.     Having presentations on time

4.     Reza Zomorrodian—

a.     Consequences for not meeting up with by-laws—withholding stipends

5.     Tarun Patel—

a.     Free to e-mail executives

6.     Reza Zomorrodian—

a.     Executives holding up to their responsibilities

b.     Legislation

                                               i.     R48-28: Budget Update Forum - January 29 2013

1.     Motion to suspend by-laws

a.     First, Arman Liwanag

b.     Second, Tarun Patel

2.     Friendly amendment—Arman Liwanag

3.     Motion to pull to the floor

a.     First, Ashleigh Richardson

b.     Second, Tarun Patel

4.     Motion to vote by acclamation

a.     First, Kleshie Baisie

b.     Second, Arman Liwanag

5.     Legislation R48-28: passed.

V.             Committee Breakouts

a.     Public Info—Chair Positions/Retreat Booking

                                               i.     Lillian Chiou

1.     Retreat activities

2.     Meeting on Sunday

                                             ii.     Ashleigh Richardson

1.     Retreat—begins Friday, February 15th

b.     Finance—Discuss Budget Presentation

                                               i.     Tarun Patel—

1.     Would appreciate more details with larger events

c.     Advocacy—Parking and Meetings

                                               i.     Bond Nguyen—

1.     Parking representative

2.     SOAR working on referendum

d.     Rules—Discuss Audit Process

                                               i.     Reza Zomorrodian—

1.     Extending application deadline until February 1st

2.     Waiting for finalized game-plan in regards to Audit

3.     Behavior and ethics contract—rough draft being rev