ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, February 07, 2013

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February 7th, 2013
 
Bureaucratic Procedure
a. Call to Order at 5:10 pm by Andrea Gaspar
b. Attendance ABSENT
i. Arman Liwanag
ii.
Joseph Park
c. Approval of Minutes
i. First, Tarun Patel
ii.
Second, Summer Ko
d. Approval of Agenda
i. First, Reza Zomorrodian
ii.
Second, Ashleigh Richardson
e. Guest List
Public Comment
Old Business
a. Legislation:
i. R48-23: Appointments to the Office of the Executive Vice President
1. Friendly amendment—
a. Defining Jeremy Jang, Bonnie To, Tasneem Sheriff, and Nicole Hisatomi
as non-paid.
2. Motion to pull to the floor
a. First, Kleshie Baisie
b. Second, Tarun Patel
3. Motion to vote by acclamation
a. First, Reza Zomorrodian
b. Second, Kleshie Baisie
4. 14 voted.
ii.
R48-29: EVP Office Request for Funding from Legislative Council for 2013
Student Lobby Conference
1. Discussion about R48-29
2. Motion to have discussion for 10 minutes with 1 minute speaking time
a. First, Kleshie Baisie
b. Rescinded motion.
3. Motion to have discussion for 10 minute with 45 second speaking time
a. First, Ashleigh Richardson
b. Second, Kleshie Baisie
4. Change resolution to bill
5. Discussion:
a. Ashleigh Richardson—
i. Without $1,000, how many students will be able to go?
ii.
Andrea Gaspar—50 students
b. Tarun Patel—Does not want unallocated money to be constantly pulled
from
c. Summer Ko—Council should wisely use the unallocated money
d. Hassan Mukhlis—Agrees with Summer
e. Reza Zomorrodian—Not against the idea of taking more students; does
not approve of the precedent set that Legislative Council is the fallback to
balance budgets
 
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f. Kleshie Baisie—Finds SLC to be a good, but agrees with Reza on terms of
relationship between Executives and Legislative Council
g. Daisy Herrera-Duran—Agrees with Summer; finds SLC more important
than using money on the retreat
h. Ashleigh Richardson—Legislative Council—co-sponsor
i. Tarun Patel
j. Summer Ko
k. Andrea Gaspar—prices are increasing every year
6. Motion to extend discussion by five minutes with 45 second speaking time
a. Hassan Mukhlis—agree with Summer
b. Reza Zomorrodian—budgets needs to be adjusted every year
c. Summer Ko—very few opportunities; UCSA conferences are the few ones
that are free for students; using all of the money Legislative Council has is
important
d. Kleshie Baisie—in terms of transportation—it increases every year;
responsibility of Executives to do this
i. Andrea Gaspar—priorities of the campus
e. Vanessa Garcia
7. Motion to extend discussion by five minutes with 45 second speaking time
a. Reza Zomorrodian—need to working within means
b. Daisy Herrera-Duran—does not find it problematic
c. Tarun Patel—finds ASUCI budget to be for all students; expects students
to come back from conferences with information; selection process
d. Andrea Gaspar—in terms of student bringing information back, students
are more proactive with this; debrief sessions; selection committee bases it
on quality of their answers
e. Ashleigh Richardson—leftover funds were underused because of an
inactive council
f. Kleshie Baisie—want to use all Legislative Council money right now
8. Motion to adjust allocation by $600
a. First, Ashleigh Richardson
9. Motion to keep allocation at $1,000
a. First, Summer Ko
10. Vote:
a. $600—8
b. $1,000—4
c. Abstain—2
11. Motion to make Legislative Council as partial sponsor
a. First, Reza Zomorrodian
b. Second, Ashleigh Richardson
12. Motion to pull to the floor
a. First, Summer Ko
b. Second, Kleshie Baisie
13. Vote:
a. Yay—11
i. Bond Nguyen
ii.
Lillian Chiou
 
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iii.
Reza Zomorrodian
iv.
Daisy Herrera-Duran
v.Summer Ko
vi.
Vanessa Garcia
vii.
Ruhani Sandhu
viii.
Shadi Jafari
ix.
Ashleigh Richardson
x.Emily Larin
xi.
Hassan Mukhlis
b. Nay—0
c. Abstain—3
i. Kleshie Baisie
ii.
Thomas Doan
iii.
Tarun Patel
iii.
R48-30: EVP External Affairs Budget Reallocation of Funding from Statewide
Legislative Affairs Programming to Student Lobby Conference
1. Motion to pull to the floor
a. First, Reza Zomorrodian
b. Second, Kleshie Baisie
2. Motion to vote by acclamation
a. First, Reza Zomorrodian
b. Rescind.
3. Motion to open discussion for 2 minutes with 30 second speaking time
a. First, Tarun Patel
b. Second, Hassan Mukhlis
4. Discussion:
a. Tarun Patel—are the other budgets sound will be okay?
i. AG—yes
b. Reza—Executives have all the right to reallocate their own money
5. Motion to close discussion
a. First, Kleshie Baisie
b. Second, Tarun Patel
6. Motion to vote by acclamation
a. First, Tarun Patel
b. Second, Vanessa Garcia
iv.
R48-31: Reallocation of Funding from UCSA Board Meeting at UCI to Student
Lobby Conference
1. Friendly amendment: adjust money from $1,500 to $1,600
2. Motion to pull to the floor
a. First, Kleshie Baisie
b. Second, Tarun Patel
3. Motion to open discussion for 20 second with 10 second speaking time
a. First, Kleshie Baisie
b. Second, Vanessa Garcia
4. Discussion:
a. Kleshie Baisie—UCSA board meeting at UCI
5. Motion to vote by acclamation
 
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a. First, Kleshie Baisie
b. Second, Hassan Mukhlis
v.R48-32: Reallocation of Funding for Student Lobby Conference
1. Motion to pull to the floor
a. First, Tarun Patel
b. Second, Kleshie Baisie
2. Motion to open discussion
a. First, Ashleigh Richardson
b. Second, Reza Zomorrodian
3. Discussion:
a. Ashleigh Richardson—question regarding materials
i. Andrea Gaspar—for extra materials, not basics
4. Motion to close discussion
a. First, Tarun Patel
b. Second, Kleshie Baisie
5. Motion to vote by acclamation
a. First, Tarun Patel
b. Second, Ashleigh Richardson
New Business
a. Other
i. Office Hours Update
1. Kleshie Baisie
a. Dr. Parham office hours—creating legitimacy for Legislative Council
b. Dr. Parham to attend future meeting
2. Tarun Patel
a. Eco Divestment
b. Dr. Parham’s advice on resources
3. Reza Zomorrodian—what type of conversations would Leg Council have with
Parham?
a. Kleshie Baisie—what both parties are working on
4. Motion to amend agenda and remove second Public Info—
a. First, Tarun Patel
b. Second, Kleshie Baisie
ii.
Publicity Presentation
1. Friday—Lillian Chiou
a. Getting to know each other
b. Conversation about By-Laws
c. Pluses and Deltas
d. Move to Newport Coast
2. Saturday—Vanessa Garcia
a. More events
b. Free time
3. Sunday—
a. Pack up, debrief and go
iii.
Timeline/Plan of Action for R48-
1. Shadi Jafari—
a. SWANA Region
 
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b. Checking ‘white’ when from the SWANA region takes away from
scholarship opportunities and on-campus diversity
Motion to open discussion for ten minutes with 45 second speaking time
Discussion:
a. Reza Zomorrodian—who authored this and where has it been passed?
i. Shadi Jafari: UC Berkeley authored, approved by UCSA and
UCSD
b. Kleshie Baisie
c. Hassan Mukhlis
d. Tarun Patel—One whole category?
e. Ashleigh Richardson—what would be expected if this is adopted
statewide? What kind of outreach can be done?
f. Kleshie Baisie—limits to the power; change has to be done on campus?
How will it be put into practice?
i. Hassan Mukhlis—taking down questions, will respond to at next
meeting
g. Daisy Herrera-Duran—it comes down to how students want to identify
themselves
h. Tarun Patel—contacting administrators
i. Ashleigh Richardson—find out how to publicize and advocate
j. Reza Zomorrodian—contact Sharon Salinger for more information
k. Hassan Mukhlis—
l. Ashleigh Richardson
m. Shadi Jafari—Does not see the issue of identification
n. Vanessa Garcia—students will choose what they identify with
o. Kleshie Baisie—notify organizations of the change; will Caucasian be
removed
Motion to extend discussion for 2 minutes with 30 second speaking time
a. Emily Larin—students are now identifying themselves
b. Andrea Gaspar—not Legislative Councils role as much as it is UC’s role
in how they will contact counselors
c. Ashleigh Richardson—new pamphlets will be needed to be made
Belko Donation
Kleshie Baisie—
a. E-mailed Sandy; found it to be a great idea
b. Coordinate a thank you to send to the family
c. Relay for Life—Public-Info or Advocacy
i. Vanessa Garcia—calendar for Spring?
 
b. Legislations
Committee Breakouts
a. Public Info—Retreat/Publicity
b. Rules—Code of Ethics/Intern Program
i. Reza Zomorrodian—
1. Interviews
c. Advocacy—Parking/SOAR
d. Finance--Budget
School Breakouts
 
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VII. Announcements
VIII. Next Meeting
a. Committee/Personal Updates
b. Nancy—ASML
IX.
Adjournment of Meeting
a. Motion to adjourn meeting at 6:50 pm
i. First, Kleshie Baisie
ii.
Second, Vanessa Garcia