ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

ASUCI Legislative Council Minutes

March 3rd, 2015


  • Called to Order by Sanaa Khan at TIME: 5:06PM

  • Attendance

    • Bill Thomsen will be absent (Personal)

  • Approval of Minutes

    • Motion: / Second: matt/alvin

  • Approval of Agenda

    • Motion: / Second: jenn/alvin

  • Guest List

    • Lisa Cornish (Housing Director)

    • Mark Deppe (ASUCI)

    • Stephanie Van Ginkel (ASUCI)

    • Dan Dooros (VCSA)

    • Caroline Nguyen (ASUCI EVP)

    • Haruka Hatori (ASUCI EVP)

    • Emily Jahansouz (UCI)

  • Public Comment

    • Dan Dooros: Talking about Hydrogen Buses going to Anteater Express

  • Presentation on Mesa Court Expansion by Lisa Cornish, Director of Housing

  • Tsai motion 2 minute recess

    • Kathuria seconds

  • ASUCI Executive Officer Budget Reports

    • Office of the President Report

    • Office of the Executive Vice President Report

    • Office of the Administrative Affairs Vice President Report

    • zomorrodian motion to extend for 5 minutes

      • deleon seconds

    • Office of the Student Services Vice President Report

    • kathuria motion to extend for 10 minutes

      • zomorrodian seconds

    • Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President Report

  • tsai motion to open discussion for 15 minutes

    • tsai seconds

    • presentation from emily jahansouz regarding UCI mascot

  • delshadi motion to consider R50-72 immediately, kathuria seconds

    • pull to floor - phan/zomorrodian

    • phan open speaking time 10 minutes, 1 minute speaker

      • zomorrodian seconds

    • zomorrodian: typically when we have referendums on the ballot, especially ones that pertain to ASUCI, we can put resources towards a “yes” campaign, as long as we set aside enough money for a “no” campaign

    • louie: so i think i missed when we passed the original myuci fee language

    • khan: all offices are in tight places regarding funding, particularly OP and Admin Affairs have no money for programming, we have a bunch of money allocated to keep shocktober afloat. care has $600 allocation, we had to spend $600 out of my own pocket to ensure their staff could go to a sexual awareness conference. we have very little money, if we dont increase our revenue, we are going to have problems. 51% goes to admin costs and those costs are always increasing year after year

    • zomorrodian: our AS is the third lowest in the UC system, our fee is also not adjusted for inflation. we operate off of 400k. all our speakers, concerts, programs, campaigns, events are off that 400k. shocktober alone is 110k. we are heavily impacted programming wise and dont have the funds to support it. especially with inflation not being adjusted for this fee. things will be harder to upkeep our operations in the future if this isnt passed

    • rico: who from leg will be sitting

    • khan: you will appoint

    • zomorrodian extend discussion by 5 minutes

      • tsai seconds

    • kathuria: so legislative council affirming this resolution mean it supports setting aside the money.

    • zomorrodian: what this means, this does 2 things, firstly it says that ASUCI as an entity as an organization endorses the myUCI referendum. secondly, it is also giving money to a “yes” campaign and set aside money for a “no” campaign.

    • zomorrodian one thing i’d like to add so council should know, you all should be aware, hypothetically speaking we could pass a legislation saying that we just endorse the referendum and not give it funding. b/c the referendum acts as a candidate, with funding we can help it pass - the referendum would look grim without funding

      • delshadi calls to question

      • lima seconds

      • guevara objects, objection fails

      • resolution passes 8-2-1

  • Old Business

    • B50-11

      • tsai pull to floor/lima seconds

      • lima call to question

        • phan seconds

        • resolution passes 11-0-0

    • R50-69

      • kathuria pull to floor/carlson seconds

      • phan proposes amendments

      • phan motion to postpone till next meeting

        • tsai seconds

  • Next Meeting: March 5th, 2015

  • Delshadi Motion Adjourn Meeting at 7:00PM

    • Phan Second