ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, March 13, 2014


I. Bureaucratic Procedure

  1. Call to Order at 5:04 pm

  2. Attendance

    1. absence

      1. Khaleedah Sidney(arrived late)

      2. Oliver Dabalous (arrived late)  

      3. Naaila Mohammed (arrive late)

      4. Maryam Farooqui

  3. Approval of Minutes

    1. motion to approve minutes Matt Tsai / Adrienne Credo

  4. Approval of Agenda

    1. motion to move item b to top of new business Adrienne Credo/ Matt Tsai

    2. motion to move club sports initiative after soar legislation r49-73 Patrick Chen/ Matt Tsai

    3. motion to approve Matt Tsai/ Alex Fung

II. Public Comment

III. Old Business

IV. New business

  1. R49-76

    1. motion to pull to the floor alex fung/ adrienne credo

    2. adrienne reads item R49-76R49-73

    3. motion to suspend bylaws adrienne credo / matt tsai

    4. motion to suspend by laws to amend agenda patrick chen/ matt tsai

      1. 11 yay

      2. 0 nay

      3. 0 abstain

  2. R49-73

    1. motion to bring to the floor patrick chen/ alex fung

    2. Alex Fung reads item R49-73

    3. motion to open discussion for 10 min with 1 min speaking time matt/ adrienne

    4. Parshaun (member of the public)- I support this legislation and it is a great resource on campus

    5. Patrick Chen- I am in full support of this legislation

    6. motion to vote by acclamation naaila/adrienne

      1. passes by acclimation

  3. R49-79

    1. Patrick Chen reads item R49-79

    2. motion to open discussion for fifteen min with 1 in discussion time alex fung/ lauren hineman

    3. Alex Fung- there is a giant group of these people on campus and we should care about them

      1. i support this legislation

    4. Naaila Mohammed- I am in full support of this, but I’m concerned that fees are all going to the arc

      1. I think students should have a say  in allocation

    5. VP of club sports(member of the public)- this would mean a lot to us and would help us and the people coming after us

    6. motion to call to question lauren/ matt

      1. 12 yay

      2. 0 opposed

      3. 0 abstain

      4. passes unanimously

  4. R49-74

    1. patrick chen reads item R49-74

  5. B49-15

  6. R49-77

  7. R49-78

  8. R49-80

    1. Khaleedah Sidney- I feel that the appointment process would still go on, they could apply through application

      1. this would include people from outside AS

    2. Alex Fung- I want to add friendly amendment to legislation, it would go into effect at a later date

    3. Naalia Mohammed- I feel that this legislation is written poorly

    4. Tony Tizcareno- Melissa agreed changing leg council responsibilities

    5. Naalia Mohammed- none of the execs agree on this and we should wait it out

    6. Patrick Chen- it was interesting to hear that publicizing these changes was an issue

      1. any other student would not know about these changes either

      2. I don’t feel comfortable putting this out when it is so serious

    7. Negin Fatahi- if some of the execs were okay with it, they would know what changes would produce this effect

    8. Jordan (member of the public)- having election only in the spring would be better because it gets more turn out than in the fall

      1. allow more power to be given to the students

    9. Grecia Cruz- I agree with some of the changes made, but if not everyone is comfortable we should table it

      1. we need more time to go over it

    10. Mark Deppe (member of the public)- the introduction of anteater express director

      1. desired that there is more of a direct connection to anteater express and ASUCI

      2. this person will attend regular meetings  

    11. Alex Fung- if we table this indefinitely then no action would take place until next year

    12. motion to extend discussion by 5 min matt/ alex

    13. Khaleedah Sidney- theres a mistake in the legislation and we shouldnt vote if it is incomplete

    14. Lauren Kerner- is this legislation something that you feel is crucial to maintaining transparency and benefit to the student body or do you think it can wait

      1. Mark Deppe- I don’t think it adds transparency to the organization and I think the anteater express position could help in the future

    15. Patrick Chen- there should have been public hearings about this and i don’t think it is alright to put out incomplete ballot language

    16. Alex Fung- I appreciate the comments and I suppose that we should motion to table indefinitely

      1. motion to table alex fung/ matt tsai

    17. motion for recess  adrienne credo/ negin fatahi

extra voting station

  1. motion to pull to the floor alex fung/ matt tsai

  2. Alex reads item

  3. motion to open discussion for 10 mins with 1 in speaking time matt tsai /alex fung

  4. alex fun- this is a version of a previous legislation by changing mandate to urgeing

  5. jordana (elections commission)- I do not support this measure because its not feasible

    1. the elections both have been in front of ASUCI office

    2. any electronic device can access voting

    3. commission is not large enough for more booths

    4. a lot of ASUCI people do run, so this could pose ethical issues

  6. Naaila Mohammed- did you not originally get input from the elections commissioner

    1. Alex Fung- I just wanted to increase publicity

    2. Naaila Mohammed- so you didn't discuss with constituents

    3. Alex Fung- no

  7. Patrick Chen- Jordana made a good point that we had not previously considered

    1. unfortunately we are backtracking on legislation

  8. Alex Fung- I apologize for not consulting with jordana

    1. seeing that this is not a good idea I would like to withdraw legislation

  1. Speaker Pro Tempore Nomination (20 min)

    1. Lauren Hineman describes the position

    2. motion to close meeting adrienne credo/ patrick chen

    3. Lauren Hineman is voted speaker unanimously

    4. motion to open meeting adrienne credo / lauren hineman

V. Executive Officer Reports (10 min)

  1. Tony Tizcareno- many people went to Washington to discuss what we are doing at UCI

    1. next quarter solstice will occur and reggaefest

VI. Committees (5 min)

motion to strike rame bashir /negin fatahi

  1. ALL

  2. Public Info

  3. Rules

  4. Advocacy

  5. Finance

  • motion to pull B49-16 Adrienne Credo/ Alex Fung

  1. motion to suspend bylaws Adrienne credo / matt tsai

    1. 12

    2. 0

    3. 0

    4. Adrienne credo- change cost to 82.58

  2. motion to call to question matt/ rame

    1. 11

    2. 0

    3. 0

VII. School Breakouts (5 min)

motion to strike rame bashir/ matt tsai

VIII. Announcements

IX. Next Meeting

X. Adjournment of Meeting at 6:22 pm adrienne credo / matt tsai