ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, March 14, 2013

 

  1. Bureaucratic Procedure

    1. Call to Order 5:07pm by Andrea Gaspar

    2. Approval of Minutes

      1. First, Daisy Herrera-Duran

      2. Second, Shadi Jafari

    3. Approval of Agenda

      1. Motion to approve

        1. First, Tarun Patel

        2. Second, Kleshie Baisie

    4. Attendance ABSENT

      1. Bond Nguyen

    5. Guest List

  2. Public Comment

    1. Katie Messessan:

      1. Thank you for funding for Study Lobby Conference

      2. Student Reflections on Delegation

  3. Old Business

  4. New Business

    1. Legislation

      1. R48-45: Endorsement of Anteater Express Initiative

        1. Motion to pull to the floor

          1. First, Reza Zomorrodian

          2. Second, Vanessa Garcia

        2. Motion to open discussion for ten minutes with one minute speaking time

          1. First, Reza Zomorrodian

          2. Second, Vanessa Garcia

        3. Discussion:

          1. Reza Zomorrodian—Anteater Expresses longevity is important; Office of the President to spearhead

          2. Traci Ishigo—friendly amendment, 6th whereas to change cuts to deficits

            1. First, Traci Ishigo

            2. Reza Zomorrodian accepts.

          3. Traci Ishigo—Anteater Express allocating money to split between a Yes and No campaign

            1. Endorsement—availability to ASUCI resources

          4. Ashleigh Richardson—constituents has shown approval; in support

          5. Tarun Patel—what will be done to ensure this initiative passes?

            1. Traci Ishigo—applying the why; partnering with Disability Services Center

          6. Vanessa Garcia—how does the No campaign work?

            1. Reza Zomorrodian—money is available for students who wish to present a ‘no’ campaign; independent, grass-roots route

        4. Motion to extend discussion for five minutes with one minute speaking time

          1. First, Reza Zomorrodian

          2. Second, Ashleigh Richardson

        5. Discussion:

          1. Reza Zomorrodian—advertising the ‘No’ campaign to a degree; adding to the resolution

          2. Traci Ishigo—who wants the ‘no’ campaign to be widely advertised?

            1. Kleshie Baisie—people should have the opportunity

            2. Vanessa Garcia—might just bring up awareness

          3. Tarun Patel—plans on how the budget might be spent

            1. Traci Ishigo—when it is available

          4. Chris—what stops someone from running the campaign ineffectively?

            1. Sandy—No justice on the ‘no’ campaign

          5. Traci Ishigo—strongly suggests not to

        6. Motion to close discussion

          1. First, Kleshie Baisie

          2. Second, Vanessa Garcia

        7. Motion to suspend by-laws: new addition of finances within resolution; time constraints

          1. First, Reza Zomorrodian

          2. Second, Vanessa Garcia

        8. Vote:

          1. Yay - 11

          2. Nay - 1

          3. Abstain - 2

        9. Tabled to finance.

      2. Motion to reconvene at 6:35 pm

        1. First, Kleshie Baisie

        2. Second, Ashleigh Richardson

      3. R48-46: SOAR Referendum

        1. Motion to pull to the floor:

          1. First, Kleshie Baisie

          2. Second, Tarun Patel

        2. Discussion:

          1. Summer Ko—friendly amendment: adding Executive Cabinet of 2012-2013

        3. Motion to open discussion for ten minutes with one minute speaking time

          1. First, Kleshie Baisie

          2. Second, Vanessa Garcia

        4. Discussion:

          1. Kleshie Baisie—bolding of referendum

          2. Daisy Herrera-Duran—maintaining services with referendum

          3. Reza Zomorrodian—support resolution; however, what will be the plan of action to help support SOAR within AS?

            1. Summer Ko—difference with passing the language and the endorsement; symbolic of support; no financial commitment

            2. Arman Liwanag—co-sponsoring events is a possibility

          4. Traci Ishigo—Executive Cabinet has created a Google doc with resources available if endorsement occurs

          5. Tarun Patel—background on the previous referendum

            1. Kleshie Baisie—in terms of EVP, campaign could have been run better but was limited to tabling

            2. Summer Ko—effort for almost a decade; most recent one—difficult to organize; followed a 33% fee hike

            3. Kleshie Baisie—did not meet quorum

          6. Motion to close discussion

            1. First, Kleshie Baisie

            2. Second, Arman

          7. Motion to call to question

            1. First, Reza Zomorrodian

            2. Second, Arman Liwanag

          8. Vote:

            1. Yay – 12

            2. Oppose – 0

            3. Abstain – 2

        5. Motion to extend meeting by five minutes

          1. First, Kleshie Baisie

          2. Second, Ashleigh Richardson

    2. Other

      1. Deliberations

      2. Anteater Referendum:

          1. Votes was 1 for, 1 against, 1 abstain

        1. Motion to suspend by-laws: to extend meeting by 30 minutes

          1. First, Reza Zomorrodian

          2. Second, Tarun Patel Pros and Deltas

        2. Vote:

          1. Yay – 8

            1. Ashleigh Richardson

            2. Vanessa Garcia

            3. Daisy Herrera-Duran

            4. Hassan Mukhlis

            5. Reza Zomorrodian

            6. Tarun Patel

            7. Lillian Chiou

            8. Kleshie Baisie

          2. Abstain – 2

            1. Summer Ko

            2. Ruhani Sandhu

          3. Nay – 0

        3. Vote was 2 for, 1 against, 1 abstain

        4. Motion to extend meeting for 10 minutes

          1. First, Kleshie Baisie

          2. Second, Daisy Herrera-Duran

        5. Vote:

          1. Yay – 10

          2. Nay – 0

          3. Abstain – 0

        6. Motion to suspend by-laws: to add B48-45

          1. First, Reza Zomorrodian

          2. Second, Ashleigh Richardson

        7. Countermotion to not suspend by-laws