Meeting 186-K Minutes

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Meeting 186-K Minutes

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 pm by Senate Chair Garcia in Gruening 208 on Sunday April 17th, 2016.

Roll Call

Present: Senators Sears, Henry, Degraft-Amanfu, Garcia, Cain, Murph

Absent Excused:

Absent Unexcused:

Adoption of Agenda

a       Adoption of Agenda

i        Motion to adopt agenda made by Murph. Seconded by Sears.

ii      Motion carries with a unanimous vote

Introduction of Guests

b       Matt Mertes – Sun Star Reporter

c       Ipshita Majhi – Representative of Meditation Club – Remarks on the Yesplus program for meditation club.

d       Andy Miller – Representative of Meditation Club – Remarks 415

e       Hannah Carlile

Approval of Minutes

a       186-J

b       Motion to approve the Minutes 186-J made by Senator Sears, seconded by Senator Amanfu.

c       Motion carries with a unanimous vote.

Consideration of Appointments

a       None

Officer Reports

a       Senate Chair: Garcia

i        Present

ii      Comments

iii     Zachary White has been removed from the Senate.

b       President: Mathew Carrick

i        Present

ii      Comments

c       Vice President: Colby Freel

i        Present

ii      Comments

d       Government Relations Director: Leslie Drumhiller

i        Present

ii      Comments

e       Public Relations Director: Hannah Witherington

i        Present

ii      Comments

f        Senate Clerk

i        Present

g       Other Communications to the Senate

i        Reid, Chair of the Elections Board

a       Present

b       Comments

For the Good of the Senate

i        President Carrick – Poll Questions Results.

ii      Senator Reid – How can we make ASUAF more accessible to the public? 438

Committee Reports

a       Executive Committee – Chair: Cain

i        Met.

ii      Travel Applications.

b       Internal Affairs Committee – Chair: Degraft-Amanfu

i        Met.

ii      Senate History bill was tabled, as it does not have enough details for it to be passed.

b       Public Relations Committee – Chair: Ivik

i        Met.

ii      Bill to be discussed was missing, as it was tabled indefinitely.

c       Student Affairs Committee – Chair: Sears

i        Met

ii      SB 186-013 ASUAF is a hospitable host was tabled until next meeting.

iii     SB 186-017b Send Megan McHugh to the Bark and Ambrosia Beetle Academy in Gainesville, FL although discharged favorably from committee, should be voted against, as Megan doesn’t need the funding anymore.

Roll Call

Present: Senators Sears, Henry, Degraft-Amanfu, Garcia, Cain, Murph

Absent Excused:

Absent Unexcused:

 Special Orders

i        Nothing

First Reading of Legislation

i        Nothing

Confirmation of Appointments

i        Nothing

Second Reading

a       SB186-017b Send Megan McHugh to the Bark and Ambrosia Beetle Academy in Gainesville, FL

i        Floor open to discussion

ii      Discussion

iii     Vote

In favor: None

Opposed: Sears, Henry, Degraft-Amanfu, Reid, Cain, Murph

Abstain: None

iv     Bill fails to pass by a unanimous vote.

b       SB186-020 Spring 2016 Travel Applications

i        Floor open to discussion

ii      Discussion

iii     Call for a roll call vote 5 pm

In favor: Henry, Degraft-Amanfu, Reid, Cain, Murph

Opposed: Sears,

Abstain: None 

iv     The bill passes by a vote of 5-1-0. 

Other Business

i        Coalition of Students Representative 501

a       Discussion

b       Nominations

c       Senator Cain nominates Colby Freel.

d       Senator Amanfu nominates Senator Reid.

e       Colby Freel withdraws his nomination

f        Senator Murph nominates Senator Sears.

g       Nominations closed.

h       Discussion. 506

i        Vote

Votes:

Reid 2

Sears 1

Abstain 2 

j        Senator Reid is elected as the Coalition of Students Representative by 2-1-2. 

ii      Summer Senate Committee Nominations

i        Discussion

ii      Nominations are opened up.

iii     Senator Amanfu nominates Reid.

iv     Senator Amanfu nominates Jonathan Schurz

v       Senator Reid nominates Hannah Carlile.

vi     Senator Amanfu nominates Matthew Mertes.

vii    Senator Amanfu nominates Senator Garcia.

viii  Senator Murph nominates Senator Amanfu.

ix     Senator Amanfu nominates Hannah Witherton, who declines.

x       Senator Garcia withdraws her nomination.

xi     Vote

Votes
Senator Reid 4

Jonathan Schurz 4

Hannah Carlile 5

Matt Mertes 4

Joseph Amanfu-Degraft 2

xii    Jonathan Schurz, Cory Reid, Hannah Carlile, and Matthew Mertes are elected to the Summer Senate Committee.

Roll Call

Present: Senators Sears, Henry, Degraft-Amanfu, Garcia, Cain, Murph

Absent Excused:

Absent Unexcused:

Adjournment

a       Meeting was adjourned at 5:20pm without objection.