ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, April 27, 2017

 ASUCI Senate Minutes

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

 

  • Called to Order by Orozco at 5:16
  • Attendance
    • Senator Hassane arrives late at 6:24pm. Senator Aldoghmi arrives late at 6:48pm.
    • Senator Xiao leaves early at 6:16pm.
  • Approval of Minutes
    • Approved
  • Approval of Agenda
    • Jacoby: Motion to postpone item 6B until to Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 /Second: Lim. No objections- postponed.
    • La: Motion to withdraw B52-09/ Second: Natoolo. No objections- withdrawn
    • approved
  • Public Comment
    • Isaac Rubalcava: First year business student. Here to congratulate everyone on victories and offer encouragement on those still awaiting results. Look forward to another year of progress from this body and UCI as a whole. Would like to personally congratulate Julie Lim on her win as business senator. Thank you and have a great evening.
  • Executive Officer Reports
    • President: Not much has changed since Tuesday. Confirming UC Regent Perez visit to UCI. Try to confirm as much as we can by tomorrow.
    • Internal VP: No new updates. Same from Tuesday. Postponing budget report to next Tuesday.
  • Special Committee Reports

·       Disability Services Center Committee: There will be some changes. Sent an email to current director. Our meeting has been postponed due to them getting new director.

  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • 6A: Office of the President Expenditures Report 5:28

§  Spring Quarter Report

§  Training and Staff: 269.07

§  Travel: 729.25

§  25.50-commision meetings in student center

§  211.50- cancellation of event of commissioner check

§  287.25- art lab check

§  1,019.12 for campus climate

§  931.56- liaison council

§  Media communication: 150

§  Mental health: 6998.68 Mental Health Conference-1586.26

§  RAR

§  80.82-SPFB

    • 6B: Office of Academic Affairs Budget Report

§  Postponed Tuesday 5/2/17

    • 6C: B52-09: Allocation of Funds in Support of the Mental Health Conference

§  Withdrawn

    • 6D: R52-62: Impeachment of Oliver Flores as Student Advocate General 5:37

§  Legislation read by Orozco

§  Hong: Motion to adopt the legislation/ Sec: Bender- No objections-adopted

§  Discussion entered

§  Baranwal: Motion to extend time by 10 minutes/ Second: Jacoby

§  Baranwal: Move to extend time by 10 minutes/ Second: Lim 6:05

§  Hong: Motion to make 5 minute recess/ Objection-Bender

§  Objection retracted

§  Recess entered 6:06

§  Scruggs: Motion to extend the recess by 3 minutes/ Second: Hong

§  Quorum lost 6:16

§  Quorum regained at 6:24

§  Jacoby: Motion to extend by 10 minutes/ Second: Zheng 6:25

§  Hong: motion to make the following amendments:

§  Additions:

§   Whereas it is essential for the Student Advocate General’s office to continue its duties as outlined in the ASUCI Constitution,

 

Whereas, in order to do so it is imperative that an interim Student Advocate General be appointed to carry out these duties,

Whereas, the Office of the Student Advocate General currently consists of the Internal Deputy Student Advocate General and the External Deputy Student Advocate general who helps carry out these duties under their own constitutional responsibilities and should have the greatest understanding and institutional knowledge of the office,

 

Whereas, the Internal Deputy Student Advocate General, Siddharth Baranwal, is currently under investigation under the ad-hoc committee chaired by the External Deputy Student Advocate General, Auzzsa Eaton,

 

Whereas, the External Deputy Student Advocate General, Auzzsa Eaton, has successfully and consistently carried out her duties in the constitution and has even taken on the responsibility of chairing the ad-hoc committee,

 

Replace last line with: Whereas, the External Deputy Student Advocate General, Auzzsa Eaton, has successfully and consistently carried out her duties in the constitution and has even taken on the responsibilities of the Student Advocate General.

 

§  Strikes:

§  Whereas, the Internal and External Student Advocate Generals have been in communication with Oliver Flores, yet he has not administered their office’s budget as approved by the ASUCI Senate,

Whereas, Auzzsa Eaton has promoted awareness of the services offered by the Student Advocate General office by contacting housing communities on campus, the Student Support Services office, and different organizations within the Cross Cultural Center, 

Whereas, the External Student Advocate General, Auzzsa Eaton, has met with four professors regarding student complaints in regards to racial discrimination within their classes,

Whereas, Auzzsa Eaton has met with the Director of Greek Life, Brian Clarke, to address issues regarding race relations, discrimination, hazing, and sexual harassment within the Greek community, 

Whereas, Auzzsa Eaton has met with the Biological Sciences Department in regards to a student complaint about not being able to obtain a class,

Whereas, Auzzsa Eaton has been in contact with the Internal Student Advocate General and the ASUCI Executive Director, 

Whereas, Auzzsa Eaton has worked with the ASUCI Office of the President to address issues impacting undocumented student on campus,

 

 Let it finally be resolved that Auzzsa Eaton, the External Student Advocate General, assume the position of Interim Student Advocate General until a new Student Advocate General is appointed after the ratification of a special election for the position, as outlined by the ASUCI Elections Code.

§  Suggestions:

 Let it finally be resolved that Auzzsa Eaton, the External Deputy Student Advocate General, be recommended by the ASUCI Senate to assume the position of Interim Student Advocate General until a new Student Advocate General is appointed after the ratification of a special election for the position, as outlined by the ASUCI Elections Code.

 

§  Hong: Motion to call R52-62 into question/ Second: Lim

§  Passes 16-0-1; Yes: Natoolo, Lu, Jacoby, Chin, Aldoghmi, Lim, Sidhu, Abuzeid, Hong, Alazani, Trinh, Bender, Safady, Hassane, Scruggs, Zheng; No: none; Abs: Orozco

    • 6E: R52-63: Appointment of the President Pro-Tempore of the Senate for Winter
  • Senate Intern Program Report
  • Committees
    • Rules
    • Finance
    • Public Information
    • Advocacy
  • Immediate Business
  • School Breakouts
  • Final Business
  • Announcements
  • Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 5th, 2017
  • Hong: Motion to Adjourn Meeting at 6:56
    • Second: Bender