ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, January 14, 2016

 ASUCI Legislative Council Minutes

January 14, 2016


  • Called to Order by Jermakian at 5:04
  • Attendance
    • Advocate General Rosales arrives late at 5:16, Councilmember Chavarin arrives late at 6:13
    • EVP Jermakian leaves early at 6:00, Councilmember Aldoghmi leaves early at 6:15, Councilmember Chaves leaves early at 6:23, Councilmember Tompkins leaves early at 6:24
  • Approval of Minutes
    • Jermakian: If there are no objections the minutes are approved
  • Approval of Agenda
    • Olvera: I move to discuss R51-44 immediately after public comment. Second: Hong
    • Motion: Baranwal/ Second: Hong
  • Immediate Business
    • R51-44: A Resolution Objective to the UCSA Board of Directors’ Decision to Adopt SAGE Proposal 5:08
      • Jermakian: If there are no objections we will go into a 15 minute discussion on R51-44 5:16
      • Jermakian: If there are no objections we will extend discussion for 20 minutes 5:32
      • Jermakian: If there are no objections we will go into recess for 7 minutes 5:49
      • Reynolds: I move to amend R51-44 changing the wording of the funding model Second: Khosravi 6:00

·         Jermakian: I pass my chair to Phan 6:00

      • Vote by acclimation the proposed Amendment Passes 17-0-0 Yea: Heyward, Mayer, Fan, Ono, Khandadash, Aldoghmi, Novshadyan, Kekejian, Baranwal, Hong, Olvera, Cheng, Chavez, Tompkins, Raza, Reynolds, Miller No Vote: Phan
      • Khandadash: I move to table until Tuesday Second: Mayer
      • Vote to table R51-44 until Tuesday Passes 11-6-0 Yea: Heyward, Mayer, Ono, Khandadash, Aldoghmi, Hong, Cheng, Chavez, Tompkins, Reynolds, Miller Nay: Raza, Fan, Kekejian, Novshadyan, Baranwal, Olvera No Vote: Phan
  • Executive Officer Reports 6:04
    • President: I have been working on the Strategic Plan. We had our first debate night with College Republicans and College Democrats. We have more upcoming in the future so that information is out there.
  • Special Committee Reports 6:08
    • International Student Committee: We have changed our research topic to differences of perceptions of professionalism between Students, Professors, and Professionals. We plan on working to changing the Global Viewpoint lounge to help provide tutoring to international students.
    • Parking Committee: We will be meeting with the director of parking monthly to address concerns.
    • First Generation and Non-Traditional Student Committee: We had a meeting yesterday to discuss research and submitting a proposal to UROP.
    • Transfer Student Committee: We discussed the CA budget proposal as well as a EEE survey.
    • MyUCI Committee: The Presidents Chief of Staff is heading up the campaign and we are waiting for UCI OP to approve the language of the referendum.
    • Constitutional Revision Committee: I wanted to run a few changes we have made by council if there’s time. We are trying to have a final version by week 5. We don’t currently have a good meeting time but we are working on resolving it.
  • Old Business
    • Council Administrative Updates 6:17
      • SGSM Quick Run-Down of Professional Staff, Payroll, ASUCI E-mails, Council Budget, Council Apparel, Business Cards, Governing Documents, Internal Policies
    • R51-43: Disapproval of Governor Brown’s Veto on California Assembly Bill 176 6:46
      • Vote on R51-43 Passes 15-0-0 Yea: Heyward, Chavarin, Phan, Mayer, Fan, Ono, Khandadash, Novshadyan, Kekejian, Baranwal, Hong, Olvera, Cheng, Raza, Reynolds, Miller
  • Heyward: Motion Adjourn Meeting at 6:58
    • Second: Miller