ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

 ASUCI Senate Minutes

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

  • Called to Order by Orozco at 5:41pm
  • Attendance
  • Approval of Minutes

·       Scruggs: Motion to amend the minutes to add the striking of “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,” to R52-62  / Second: Xiao- No objections

·       La: Motion to amend the minutes to include those that made the motion and voted to strike the line/ Second: Scruggs- No objections

    • approved
  • Approval of Agenda
    • approved
  • Public Comment
    • Derek Hale: I was here last Tuesday to present call to action. Received email in regards to it. Prop 64 is currently law. Because it did not specify a date it went into effect that day. There was a clause that specified the fate of commercial sale (Jan 2018). The clause regarding use and cultivation and possession went into effect November 9th. Still a discrepancy. Wondering if senate had a chance to consider the call to action. I do want to add to the call to action that this should not be a problem in the future. The university should always be up to date. We are told that universities are the most credible sources of information. This leads to misinformation to what students are legally allowed to do in the state of California. Thank you.
    • Taylor Chanes: In 2015, senate passed R50-109 which was a legislation in the support of marijuana taxation and supported the legalization of marijuana. I think it is important that y’all respond to these changes.  
    • Tracy La: I am here today to express my extreme disappointment with what happened Thursday. It was reflected in the New U article. Everything the minutes did not have. A leg was introduced to impeach the Student Advocate General. All that was discussed was only one line that may not needed to have been there. Found this extremely troubling. I find people all talking about lack of transparency. Transparency was taken out. I want to point out that the ISAG also submitted a very critical complaint against me in the elections. And it did not make sense and had no evidence. Luckily it was found that none of these held any merit. The very same person you may have wanted to protect tried to slander me. Did your conscience affect you then? As for everyone else?  Nothing here should be private. Everything here is public. Just wanted to express my disappointment. I can’t see that this would have been justified and that this person is trying to destroy someone else’s reputation. I hope you all use this as a learning experience. If you would want to make a discussion out of this to make a motion. Thank you.
    • Safady: Motion to suspend by-laws to make a motion to discuss this for 5 min/ Sec: Xiao
    • Lim: Motion to discuss call to action for 10 mins/ Second: Mousa
  • Executive Officer Reports
    • President: Finally able to confirm regent visit on May 10th. Hope everyone can come out. Next Tuesday, UCOP office for quarterly meetings. Finalizing agenda. Will be back in time for senate and will be able to relay everything.
    • Internal VP: Things to address, chancellor approved USHIP recommendations. Anthem full ensured plan for undergrads. Office is hosting a stress management event on May 4th; will have lemonade. My office is holding Anteaters Need a Home on May 11th.
    • Academic Affairs VP: Hosting diversity week. Office is working on UROP study and the goal of the project is about mental health for students influenced by professors and learning environment. We need more students to participate. Please spread to your constituents.
    • External VP: Last UCSA board meeting this weekend. As you know we still have a resolution to review. Y’all can watch the live stream on the AS website. On May 17th, we have two trips, Sacramento to lobby asfme3299 and UC regents meetings. If anyone is interested in going, let me know.
  • Special Committee Reports
    • Disability Services Center Committee: no new updates
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • 6A: Office of the Academic Affairs Budget Report 6:04

§  Not all check request shave been filed

§  Pending costs for advertising account 185 went to student center and office sweater fees 10,071 left

§  Academic Senate- zeroed out to run their event this week

§  Anteater mentorship program zeroed out. They are just working on training. Don’t need any more money.

§  Vision leadership- 198 left. They spent on winter banquet and shirts for their class. We received 5000 to fund projects.

§  Academic engagement- still have pending charges for art events

§  Speakers- 10 additional charges for student center events

§  Academic advocacy- scantrons were underestimated. We ordered 1,000 and ran out in 1 day. Will order more.

    • 6B: Office of Internal VP Budget Report 6:11

§  Supplies- 276.34 remaining

§  Program and services- 1299.96

§  Anteaters in Action- 1129.43- pending charge- 440 for shuttle transportation to and from donate life/ run walk

§  Sustainability Project- 223.33 left

§  Student life and advocacy- 671.54- pending charge of 150 for van rental to send delegation to UCSB mental health conference.

§  Legal Clinic- 1367.96

§  Garden commission: pending charges for garden materials

§  Food security- 2207.56

§  Campus task force- 708.58

§  Quorum lost at 6:21- end of meeting

    • 6C: R52-63 Appointment of the President Pro-Tempore of the Senate for Winter 2017
    • 6D: R52-64 By-Laws Amendment: Striking of Voting Records II
    • 6E: R52-65 Appointment of Arts Senator
  • Senate Intern Program Report
  • Committees
    • Rules
    • Finance
    • Public Information
    • Advocacy
  • Immediate Business
  • School Breakouts
  • Final Business
  • Announcements

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 4th, 2017