ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, November 30, 2017

 

ASUCI Senate Minutes

Date 11/30/17


  • Called to Order by Gurneel at 5:12pm

  • Attendance

    • Person came in late at

      •  
    • Person left early at

      • Enriquez 6:33pm

  • Approval of Minutes

    • Motion: Lim

    • Second: Kaur

  • Approval of Agenda

    • Motion to Amend the agenda from Tuesday

      • Motion: Santiago

      • Second: Lim

    • Motion: Lim

    • Second: Kaur

  • Public Comment

    • Person (Organization/Department): Comment

      • Brittany

        • President Lydia’s birthday

  • Executive Officer Reports

    • President: Lydia

      • Housing Security and the ASUCI housing security commission we will be working alongside with them.

    • Admin VP

      • Winter wonderland is going to be here soon, so please look out for that

  • Special Committee Reports

    • NONE

  • Old Business

    • B53-05 Senate Winter-Wonderland

      • Motion to move 5A to 6D

        • Motion: Lim

        • Second: Enriquez

      • Motion to postpone it to thursday and put it back into finance committee

        • Motion: Lim

        • Second: Wan

  • New Business

    • Judicial Board Appointee Interview: John

      • 3rd year political science major

        • I was in charge and held all the bylaws. If there were problems they would come to be and I would help solve that.My job as secretary was look at bylaws and review and whether we needed to take actions on anything. This year year i have to oversee what they are doing and if they are doing something wrong. I would like to be very involved in the UCI community as a whole and judicial board is one of my expertise and I want to go to law school.

      • Questions/Comments

        • Why did you decide to apply as a judicial board member?

          • I wanted to be involved in UCI senator as a whole. I want to branch out what I’m good at and how i can contribute to UCI as a whole. Being in ASUCI is my opportunity to do that.

        • What is your perception of ASUCI judicial board work and what do you know about your power as a justice?

          • I read about the bylaws and i noticed they are similar to the US constitution laws. I read the judicial board couldn't strip them of their powers and that it was unconstitutional. I gain from that that you can interpret what goes against and what doesn't go against constitution and bylaws.

        • Talk about a dispute between ASUCI Senate and/or Executive branch and the judicial board and tell us which side you took. Why?

          • I remember reading toward sfact that if you are trying to make safe place for religion or group I don't believe that/ feel that as long as you aren't hurting another group then I believe it should be constitutional and ok to do.

        • Name a controversial case from the US Supreme Court that you found interesting and tell us which side you took and why.

          • Case called Louie vs. Leven. Leven ended up getting suspended are school and the US supreme court ruled it was unconstitutional because they didn't have the evidence that could rule it out.

        • What effects are you going to take?

          • I know you guys probably know a lot about the process and I am a learner and I like to learn from others peoples experiences.

        • Thoughts on election?

          • I don't think I read any of the election cases


  • Judicial Board Appointee Interview: Yesenia Lopez

    • 5th year political science and criminology major

      • Moving from santa Barbara it was a drastic change and I realized I wanted to go into politics. I was very much involved in my community and coming into UCI went into political science I knew I wanted to go to law school. I am very involved and to become a part of this will also give me a chance of helping other people.

    • Questions/Comments

      • What is your perception of ASUCI judicial board work and what do you know about your power as a justice?

        • I know that people don't like the decisions made by ASUCI. I talked to some of the interns. A lot of the cases I looked were the more recent ones. They were very distilled and I appreciated it and look into the constitution we have and it was actually very similar to the US constitution and how that is written so it is very interesting.

      • What experiences do you have that makes you qualified for this position?

        • I gain a lot of experiences from some of the groups I have been in. I’ve seen and learned that sometimes when we have a large group of people, the community tends to get separated and you never want that you want that, you want them to work together and work together. There was an internship I had done and I was one of the first few interns to be there. It was my job to set a standard for all of them to come. I had to talk to staff and invite them to many of the events. After that experience I feel like I have a lot of qualities to make sure that things work smoothly.

      • Talk about a dispute between ASUCI Senate and/or Executive branch and the judicial board and tell us which side you took. Why?

        • They decided that it was the fault of agreed with the judicial board because they did a very good job with it, and they went back to every single issue and were very careful with handling them.

      • Name a controversial case from the US Supreme Court that you found interesting and tell us which side you took and why.

        • I would choose the side of the US government was racially profiling the guy. The reason I choose this one was because I read it and it didn't mention it, but I had read other pieces and articles on it. The guys ended up having had considered getting plastic surgery done so he could change his features and the thought of him wanting to change his features, I thought that it was very wrong. I noticed physical appearances can make and look like a threat to our government. The government should just abide by laws and not physical appearances

      • What efforts are you going to take to get educated with ASUCI governing documents and how will you make sure that they are being followed without presenting any bias?

        • There are several I think my next step is to work with fellow members to understand how they are approaching the documents. To make sure that there is no bias so that everyone has an equal opportunity.

      • More Questions/Comments

        • Are you a strict or loose constitutional?

          • I take the constitution and take it and apply to our society today.

      • CALPIRG Discussion on Achieving 100% Renewable Energy: Roy

        • We are a nonprofit organization.

        • We work on protecting public interest. Focus on campaigns. We have been doing it for a very long time now. Now we are focusing on a couple campaigns

        • Some campaigns and one is banning specific pesticides. Working with partners across the nation. Working on stopping import of oil and drills. Last one we are working on transferring all electricity generation.

        • We should follow how to better our electric system. We know that and hold the key to progress this and we should act on things we do research on. There is unfortunately not enough people involves and that I why I’m here.

        • Questions

          • Anything specific you want us to do?

            • Yes actually might ask like one of you here to say “that ASUCI support the transition of this.”

          • How do you lobby and what steps you take in order to do this?

            • Our expertise is we collected from the schools. We focused on have now 16 professors and faculty socially involved as well.

          • How do you connect UC power across campus?

            • Chose to go carbon neutral. We realized that will help promote fact.

          • Does peitio have to be interpreted or is it online?

            • We do not have an online petition yet.

        • Just keep talking about how this is important and spread the word.

        • Questions for the senate

          • What does the process look like?

            • One of us would either write a legislation or bill and we would bring it to the floor we would all vote on it and it would either pass or fail.

    • Motion to move to a close discussion on interviews

      • Motion: Lim

      • Second: Kaur

    • Motion to end closed discussion

      • Motion: Lim

      • Second: Kaur

  • Freshman Senator Appointee Interview: Alan

    • My name is Alan I am 18 years old from santa ana. I was

    • Questions/Comments

      • What are some issues you would like to address within your school if appointed?

        • We came together and from there we kind of broke out. We don't all get to spend enough time together so I would like to adjust and work together. All about knowing how to make their experience better.

      • What previous experiences have you had that would help you in this role? Tell one conflict you had

        • the transition. Not everybody is always has the willingness to go understand something for themselves. It's not cheap to live on campus and having had that experience it was helpful for me and I want to let others know.

      • What skill or quality do you have that sets you apart from everyone else?

        • When I think of leadership I think of working with them my role does not function without the people i am representing. What actions are you taking on their behalf. I am working for them and so having that quality would help a lot.

      • What are your commits for next quarter?

        • I will be available during tuesdays and thursday and I am working on my schedule so that the time does not conflict.

      • If you could change the mascot, what would it be and why?

        • My favorite animal the head body represents what UCI is, we get along really well together we do what we are supposed to.

      • Tell us a joke.

        • I was feeling down and stressed. So my friend said a joke. Do you know that we live in a bubble? It is unbelievabubble.

      • If you were looking at an applicant what would you look for.

        • I would look for someone that shows that they are passionate about what they are doing, and that they have passion about what they are doing.

      • What do you think is a public servant?

        • As a public servant we are supposed to be working with them because it is their school. I want them to feel like it is their school and that the organization that is representing them is yours.


  • Council Intern Program Report

    • NONE

  • Committee Breakouts (6:41pm)

    • 15 minutes

  • Committees

    • Rules

      • NONE

    • Finance

      • NONE

    • Public Information

      • NONE

    • Advocacy

      • Working to use the extra open space by the ARC.

  • Immediate Business

    • NONE

  • School Breakouts

    • Motion to not do school breakouts

      • Motion: Wan

      • Second: Santiago

  • Final Business

    • NONE

  • Announcements

    • NONE

  • Next Meeting: <12/05/17>

  • Motion Adjourn Meeting at <6:59pm>

    • Second: Wan