Meeting 186-G Minutes

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Meeting 186-G Minutes

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 4:04pm by acting Chair Reid in Greuning 208 on Sunday March 6th, 2016.Roll Call

Present: Senators Henry, Anderson-Agimuk, Bright, Sears, and White

Absent Excused: Senators Reid, Quinones, and Murph

Absent Unexcused: Senators Degraft-Amanfu and Cain 

Adoption of Agenda

a       Adoption of Agenda

i        Motion to adopt agenda made by Senator Sears, seconded by Senator Murph

ii      Motion carries with a unanimous vote

Introduction of Guests

a       Laura McCollough, Dean of Students

i        Attending to address the Senate and establish a beneficial relationship

b       Jennie Carroll, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Alaska Native Studies - 4:27

i        Inform the Senate of General Education Requirement changes

c       Jonathan Quinones, Ex-Senator – 4:37

i        Address the Senate on the selection of a new senate chair

d       Ashley Strauch, Guest

i        Present to listen

e       Matt Mertes, Sun Star Reporter

i        Present to report on the meeting

Approval of Minutes

a       186-F

b       Garcia, Sears

c       Unanimous

i        Motion to approve minutes 186-F made by Senator Agimuk, seconded by Senator Bright

ii      Motion carries with a unanimous vote

Consideration of Appointments – 4:47

a       Nominations for Senate Chair

i        Amanfu, accept

ii      Reid, accept

iii     Closed

b       Recess

i        5:08

c       Roll call

d       Nominations for Executive Committee Chair

i        Reid, resigns as Internal Affairs committee chair

ii      Reid, himself, Murph

iii     Carries 3 - 1 - 1

e       Nominations for Student Affairs Committee Chair

i        Sear by Murph, accepts

ii      Discussion

iii     Discussion closed without objections

iv     Carries 4 - 1 - 1

v       Motion carries

f        Nominations for internal affairs committee

i        Nominations open

ii      Garcia by Reid, accepted

iii     Discussion closed

iv     Carries 3 - 1 - 1

Officer Reports

a       Senate Chair: Degraft-Amanfu

i        Not present

ii      Comments

b       President: Mathew Carrick

i        Present

ii      Comments

c       Vice President: Colby Freel – 5:23

i        Present

ii      Comments

iii     Feedback and discussion

d       Government Relations Director: Leslie Drumhiller

i        Not Present

ii      Comments

e       Public Relations Director: Hannah Witherington

i        Not Present

ii      Comments

f        Other Communications to the Senate

i        Reid, Chair of the Elections Board

For the Good of the Senate

a       Will we be having a meeting on March 13th? - Garcia

i        Discussion

b       Internal issues facing the Senate - Reid

i        Discussion

c       Clerk position and Internal Workshop - Anne Williamson

i        Discussion

Committee Reports

a       Executive Committee – Chair: Reid

i        Discussion on future plans

a       Internal Affairs Committee – Chair: Garcia

i        Reid entered the report for the committee

ii      Did not meet

b       Public Relations Committee – Chair: Anderson-Agimuk

i        Sears entered the report for the committee

ii      Committee met and discussed future plans

c       Student Affairs Committee – Chair: Sears – 5:49

i        Attempted to call an unofficial meeting

ii      Met with Trancemonster organizers

a       Motion to discharge SB 186-009 from committee Sears, Reid

i        Unanimous vote

Roll Call

Present: Senators Henry, Anderson-Agimuk, Bright, Sears, Garcia, and White

Absent Excused: Senators Reid, Quinones, and Murph

Absent Unexcused: Senators Degraft-Amanfu and Cain

 

First Reading of Legislation

a       SB 186-010 Sensitive Communications and Privacy Equipment

i        The legislation was read to the assembly by Senator Reid

ii      The Chair assigned the legislation to the Internal Affairs Committee

iii     Objection by Senator Garcia

iv     The Chair assigned the legislation to the Executive Committee without objection

b       SB 186-011 An Act to Separate the Body from the Head

i        The legislation was read to the assembly by Senator Reid

ii      Motion to expedite the bill to second reading made by Senator Reid

iii     Motion fails for lack of a second

iv     The Chair assigned the legislation to the Public Relation Committee

v       Objection from Senator Reid

vi     The Chair assigned the legislation to the Internal Affairs Committee without objection

c       SB 186-012 Funding For Follow-up Legislative Advocacy Trip – 6:04

i        The legislation was read to the assembly by Senator

a       Motion to expedite the bill to second reading made by Senator Reid, seconded by Senator Murph

i        Discussion

ii      Discussion closed without objections

iii     Motion carries with a unanimous vote

Confirmation of Appointments

i        NONE

ii      Call for a roll call vote

In favor: Henry, Anderson Agimuk, Bright, Sears

Opposed: none

Abstain: none

 

iii     Motion carries with a unanimous vote

b       New Senator is sworn in with the oath of office

c       Senator Garcia is to take Senate Seat H

d       Rules of Procedure are reinstated and the meeting returns to Officer Reports

Second Reading

a       SB 186-009 Trancemonster: Let Them Dance

i        Floor open to discussion

ii      Discussion

iii     Discussion closed with no objections

iv     Motion carries with a vote of 5 - 0 - 0

b       SB 186-012 Funding For Follow-up Legislative Advocacy Trip – 6:14

i        Floor open to discussion

ii      Discussion

iii     Discussion closed with no objections

iv     Motion carries with a vote of 3 - 1 - 1

Other Business

a       Election Manual Changes

i        Discussion

ii      Discussion Closed without objections

iii     Motion carries with a vote of 4 - 1 - 0

b       Will there be a meeting on the 13th of March? – 6:29

c       Motion to postpone the meeting till the 20th Murph, Garcia

i        4 - 1 - 0

Roll Call

Present: Senators Henry, Anderson-Agimuk, Bright, Sears, Garcia, and White

Absent Excused: Senators Reid, Quinones, and Murph

Absent Unexcused: Senators Degraft-Amanfu and Cain

 

Adjournment

a       Meeting was adjourned at 6:34pm without objection