ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, October 26, 2017

ASUCI Senate Minutes

Date 10/26/17

  • Called to Order by Tin Hong at 5:06pm

  • Attendance

    • Person came in late at

      • Homam (5:23pm)

      • Erikat (5:45 pm)

    • Person left early at

      • Safady leaves the room at (5:13pm) and returns at (5:14pm)

  • Approval of Minutes

    • Motion: Boparai / Second: Lim

  • Approval of Agenda

    • Motion: Boparai / Second: Gabra

  • Public Comment

    • Person (Organization/Department): Comment NONE

  • Executive Officer Reports

    • President:

    • Academic VP

      • Business event this coming Monday will be meeting with professors to help students and those that want to learn more about business.

  • Special Committee Reports

    • International Committee: NONE

    • Parking Committee: NONE

    • First Generation and Non-Traditional Student Committee: NONE

    • Transfer Student Committee: NONE

  • Old Business

    • NONE

  • New Business

    • ASUCI Constitution and Bylaws Open Discussion

        • Advocating president and senate, and agreed that they wanted to have executives as ex-officios. That's why they put ex-officio status back in the bylaws.

      • Why didn't you want executives to be committee members?

        • Because then you wouldn’t have a whole lot of power. Execs would never go to senate meetings and it made senate's think they never had to go to meetings either and so it made it difficult for the board to be together to work on things.  

      • Made new constitution so we wouldn't have anymore of those problems

      • Something that you see that you think would be a good change

      • Old constitution problems:

        • Appointment process was simple before, we would just bring person in interview and say yes or no.

        • Then J-board said we had to call a special election each time in order to fill a spot on senate (this was last year)

          • Messed up the schedule for many students

          • Ended up with only 7 people on senate

      • Motion to extend time by 5 minutes (5:26pm)

        • Motion: Lim

        • Second: kaur

      • If they did want any of the benefits of being involved in uci, they could opt into that system.

      • Questions/Comments:

        • If this is in document then wouldn't there be an attempt to follow through. Why there wasn't  a process that allowed extension students to follow through?

          • People don't remember when you leave

          • Administration always gave same answer

          • Not going to publicize this is how it's going to be

          • “We are not holding strong cards”

        • Changes to bylaws, what format to follow?

          • Going into past years and read them you can find phrases and adapt to how they do it. A format to follow. Just don't abuse it.

        • Motion to extend time by 2 minutes

          • Motion: Xiao

          • Second: Lim

        • Changes to bylaws, what format to follow?(continued..)

          • No one starts out perfect. Everyone should participate because we have a lot of power together.

        • How to create ex-officios?

          • it would precedent.  Will be having to work on. Helpful to have people that are not senators have their point of view.

        • What is definition of author in legislation?Have name on legislation?

          • Message you send when you are author is “I am main writer.”

    • B53-02: Reallocation of Funds for Full Co-commissioner Pay

      • Motion to amend to change “6/2/2017” to “6/2/2018”

        • Motion: Lim

        • Second: Ton

      • Motion to add comma after the last and in “Whereas, the Office of Internal Vice President has adequate funds to pay both commissioners in full; and”

        • Motion: Safady

        • Second: Lim

      • Motion to spell the word “stipends” correctly

        • Motion: Safady

        • Second: Lim

      • Motion To commit to B53-02 to Finance

        • Motion: Lim

        • Second: Ton

  • Council Intern Program Report

    • NONE

  • Committee Breakouts (5:42pm)

  • Committees

    • Rules

      • No new updates

    • Finance

      • 6-0-0 B53-02

    • Public Information

      • Almost done with jackets will post on senate page for you guys to see it.

    • Advocacy

      • No new updates

  • Immediate Business

    • NONE

  • School Breakouts (6:04pm)

  • Final Business

    • NONE

  • Announcements

    • Finance meeting

      • 2 sessions 1st meeting will be at 11:30am in  business building

      • 5-6:30pm 2nd meeting will be at room 2321 business building

    • Tin will have a legislation coming soon please read it

  • Next Meeting: <10/31/17>

  • Motion Adjourn Meeting at <6:16pm>

    • Second: Wan