ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

 ASUCI Senate Minutes

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016


  • Called to Order by Baranwal at 5:13
  • Attendance

·       Senator Tompkins arrives late at 5:27. Senator Hong arrives late at 5:43.

·       Senator Miller leaves early at 5:27.

  • Approval of Minutes
    • Motion: Trinh/ Second: Abdelrahman
  • Approval of Agenda

·       Trinh: Motion to suspend By-Laws to add B52-04 to the agenda/motion passes unanimously

  • Public Comment
  • Executive Officer Reports
    • VP Carazzco: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week kicked off. Started off with farmer’s market yesterday. Today care packages were made for homeless youth, ages 18-24. They key-note event is tomorrow from 6-10pm in crystal cove auditorium.
    • VP Nand: This Friday we have a statewide meeting with all the academic affairs of UC campuses. Will discuss making ethnic studies a university requirement.
    • VP Chririgotis: We had our last event of the quarter today. Animator of Moana came to speak. We had a “questions and answer” with the animator and professor.
  • Special Committee Reports
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • R52-19: Academic Affairs Commissioner Appointments
    • Trinh: Motion to adapt R52-19 to the floor.

§  Reading of legislation R52-19 by Nand.

§  Barnwal: We are in discussion of R52-19 for 10 minutes.

§  Miller: motion to end discussion/ Second: Trinh.

§  R52-19 passes 10-0-0, Yea: Natoolo, Lu, Abdelrahman, Castillejos, Trinh, Chavez, Bender, Hassane, Orozco, Miller.

·       R52-20

  • Orozco: motion to move R52-20 to the floor/ Second: Trinh

§  Reading of legislation R52-20 by Hassane

§  Trinh: Motion to go into discussion for 10 minutes/ second: Lu

§  Orozco: One of the resolutions is that it should establish a space no later than the end of 2016 fall quarter; that is an immediate need. Within the next 2-3 weeks.

§  Abdelrahman: Does not have to be made, just opened.

§  Bender: Directed toward the second, have you spoken with Edgar regarding this; the administration is currently working on it. They don’t have a time frame. I think that it would be someone good to get in contact with them.

§  Trinh: What does this actually do?

§  Castillejos: This is a demand. There has to be an established space by the end of the quarter.

§  Trinh: Will there be a follow up if it’s not accomplished?

§  Hassane: Yes, but they are working on it.

§  Orozco: This includes the break as well, correct?

§  Gandall: This is not going to shift priorities from disability services? Will this push the administration away from this? Considerations?

§  Hassane: the issue is not finding an entirely new space. Right now they MSU is paying for a space to hold their communal prayer. This is where the urgency comes in. Just a space where the students to get together and hold these.

§  Gandall: Perhaps for something more immediate you may want to address the finance committee. 5:26

§  Abdelrahman: Right now MSU is paying out of their pocket for a space.

§  Bender: Do you think the cross cultural center can step in?

§  Hassane: In terms of space they cannot. All the rooms are booked for the quarter. And the space is not big enough.

§  Bender: I think talking with the student center might be able to do something to help out.

§  Trinh: Motion to close discussion/ Second: Lu

§  Trinh: Motion to call into question R52-20/ second: Tompkins

§  R52-20 passes 10-0-0, Yea: Natoolo, Lu, Abdelrahman, Castillejos, Trinh, Chavez, Bender, Hassane, Orozco, Tompkins.  

  • R52-21: Voting Records

§  Reading of legislation by Orozco

§  Orozco: Motion to make amendment to change name the name of legislation to By-laws amendment Striking of Voting Records/ Passes Unanimously.

§  Bender: Context regarding this?

§  Orozco: We want to be accountable and transparent. We want the constituents to see how we are voting and representing them.

§  Trinh: Motion to call into question/ Second: Orozco

§  Roll call vote is taken.

§  Trinh: I move to change my vote to no

§  Trinh: I move to call to question R52-21 again/ Second: Topkins

§  Baranwal: We cannot call into questions again, must be committed to rules.

§  Trinh: motion to commit to rules/ Second: Orozco

  • Orozco: I move to pull R52-22 to the floor

§  Reading of legislation by Orozco

§  Orozco: Motion to make amendment to the title to be changed to By-laws amendment Judicial Board Vacancies/ Passes unanimously.

§  Baranwal: Discussion is opened for 10 minutes.

§  Orozco: I move to table this legislation until next meeting on Thursday/ second: Trinh

·       R52-23: Senate Intern Program

·       Trinh: Motion to pull R52-23 to the floor/ Second: Orozco

§  Reading of legislation by Orozco

§  Baranwal: We are now in discussion for 10 mins.

§  Orzco: Make sure the interns are recognized officially in our by-laws.

§  Trinh: motion to call into question/ objection by Orozco

§  Baranwal: Those who object to call this in to question?

§  Trinh: Retract my motion

§  BaranwalW: We are still in discussion.

§  Orozco: e were under the impression that the senator intern position was unpaid.

§  Baranwal: Commit to rules

§  Chair is passed to Senator Hong at 5:49

·       B52-04: Apparel legislation

§  Reading of legislation by Hong

§  Hong: There is not further discussion

§  Trinh: Motion to commit to finance/ second: Orozco

·       Trinh: motion to suspend by-laws and add R52-25 to the agenda/ Second: Orozco

§  Motion clearly passes. Is added to the agenda.

§  Reading of legislation by Hong

§  Discussion for 10 minutes

§  Hong: We have a third of the seats vacant. Currently our timeline is to have the declaration of candidacy to be held week 10. End of week ten will be a meeting. Week 1 of winter quarter is campaigning, week 2 is voting.

§  Orozco: Only filled for winter and spring quarter?

§  Hong: Correct

§  Gandall: GPA requirement?

§  Hong: We have to have all the elected officials to have a certain GPA and standing with the university. The problem is with freshman who technically do not have a GPA. That why we need the appointment process.

§  Orozco: For now will the special interest seat only be fulfilling 2 quarters? Because of the GPA requirement.

§  Hong: This is still under discussion because we have not passed the elections code yet. We are thinking that the appointment will go through the fall and if they do not have the GPA requirement we will choose another one. This is a tentative plan.

§  Roll call vote occurs.

§  Motion passes 10-0-0, Yea: Natoolo, Lu, Abdelrahman, Castillejos, Trinh, Chavez, Bender, Hassane, Orozco, Tompkins  5:57




  • Senate Intern Program Report
  • Committees
  • Tompkins: I motion to go into committee breakout for 20 minutes/ second: Orozco
  • Orozco: motion to end committee breakouts/ Second: Tompkins
    • Rules
      • Tompkins:  R52-21, R52-23 approved, 2-0-0. Still working on R52-22.
    • Finance
      • Lu: B52-04 approved/ passed 3-0-0.
    • Public Information
      • Bender: Our legislation passed because of finance, but needs to be voted on still.
    • Advocacy
      • Hasaane: Just spoke to Jackson and Tianna. We spoke about having a campus wide email sent out regarding the interfaith legislation. Since the legislation is not sent to them after we approve it. It may be good to send an email so the rest of the student body can see it.
      • Hong: you can send a copy of the legislation, saying ASUCI passed this and “this is our official stance.”
      • Natoolo: I tried to speak to Tracy about this disability center issue she refereed me to speak to the vice chancellor.
  • Immediate Business

·       Hong: I removed the trash cans from senate office. Please throw away trash outside.

  • School Breakouts

·       Abdelrahman: Motion to go into school breakouts for ten minutes/ second: Hassane

  • Final Business
  • Announcements
    • Hong: President of senate elections taking place Thursday.