Meeting 186-L Minutes

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Meeting 186-L Minutes

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 pm by Senate Chair Garcia in Gruening 208 on Sunday April 24th, 2016.

Roll Call

Present: Senators Henry, Degraft-Amanfu, Reid, Garcia, Cain and Murph

Absent Excused: Senator Cain

Absent Unexcused: Senator Sears

Senator Reid makes a motion to suspend the rules of procedure, and to go to Consideration of Appointments

Senator Amanfu seconds.

The motion carries with a unanimous vote.

 

Consideration of Appointments

a.     Hannah Carlile

                        i.         Floor is opened to discussion.

                       ii.         Discussion closed by Senator Amanfu, seconded by Senator Reid.

                     iii.         Senator Reid makes a motion to expedite Hannah to confirmation of appointments, Senator Amanfu seconds.

                      iv.         Motion is unanimous.

Confirmation of Appointments

a.     Hannah Carlile

                        i.         Vote

                       ii.         Hannah Carlile is elected as a senator by unanimous vote.

                     iii.         Hannah Carlile swears in as a Senator.

Adoption of Agenda

a.     Adoption of Agenda

                        i.         Motion to adopt agenda made by Senator Amanfu, and is seconded by Senator Reid.

                       ii.         Motion carries with a unanimous vote.

Introduction of Guests

a.     Matt Mertes – Sun Star Reporter

Approval of Minutes

a.     186-K

b.     Motion to approve the Minutes 186-K is made by Senator Amanfu, seconded by Senator Reid.

c.     Motion carries with a unanimous vote.

Officer Reports

a.     Senate Chair: Garcia

                        i.         Present

                       ii.         Comments

b.     President: Mathew Carrick

                        i.         Present

                       ii.         Comments

c.     Vice President: Colby Freel

                        i.         Not present

d.     Government Relations Director: Leslie Drumhiller

                        i.         Not present

e.     Public Relations Director: Hannah Witherington

                        i.         Not present

f.      Senate Clerk

                        i.         Present

g.     Other Communications to the Senate

                        i.         Anne Williamson – Pass the budget.

For the Good of the Senate

                        i.         Cordero Reid – When are Quote of the Year and Senator of the Year determined?

Committee Reports

a.     Executive Committee – Chair: Cain

                        i.         Did not meet.

b.     Internal Affairs Committee – Chair: Degraft-Amanfu

                        i.         Met.

                       ii.         SB186-006b History of Legislation was tabled indefinitely.

                     iii.         The Senate Retreat this semester will be a hike at Angel Rocks, determined by the vote of the senators and executive branch members.

b.     Public Relations Committee – Chair: Ivik

                        i.         Met.

                       ii.         SB186-15 Sponsorship Acknowledgement was tabled until the following meeting.

c.     Student Affairs Committee – Chair: Sears

                        i.         Met.

Roll Call

Present: Senators Henry, Degraft-Amanfu, Reid, Garcia, Carlile, Cain and Murph

Absent Excused:

Absent Unexcused: Senator Sears

Special Orders

a.     ASUAF Trust Agreement

                        i.         Floor is opened to discussion

                       ii.         Discussion closed.

                     iii.         Vote

                      iv.         ASUAF Trust Agreement is passed by a vote of 4-0-2.

First Reading of Legislation

a.     SB186-021 FY17 ASUAF Budget

                        i.         Senator Reid makes a motion to move this bill to second reading.

                       ii.         Senator Murph seconds.

                     iii.         Motions passes unanimously.

Second Reading

a.     SB186-013 ASUAF is a Hospitable Host

                        i.         Floor open to discussion

                       ii.         Discussion

                     iii.         Discussion of Vote

                      iv.         Roll Call Vote

In favor: None

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

Abstain: None

                       v.         Bill fails by unanimous vote.

a.     SB186-021 FY17 ASUAF Budget

                        i.         Floor open to discussion

                       ii.         Senator Reid makes a motion to have a five minute recess and Senator Murph seconds.

                     iii.         Recess until 434.

                      iv.         Meeting reconvenes at 435.

                       v.         Floor is reopened to discussion

a.     Why is there a budget reserve item in the budget?

b.     Why is there money allocated for an executive assistant?

c.     Why is there money allocated for a Public Relations Assistant?

d.     How are Summer Senate Funds used?

e.     Vice President Freel suggests taking $1,000 from the next Summer Senate Contingency Fund, and moving it to the PR department line.

f.      How did ASUAF accumulate so much rollover?

g.     Discussion is closed

h.     Senator Reid makes a motion to rename the “Outreach” under III Association Departments in the ASUAF budget to “Promotion and outreach”, and additionally to add $1000 from rollover to the line item.

i.      Senator Cain seconds.

j.      Vote

k.     Motion passes by a vote of 6-0-1.

l.      Roll Call Vote
In favor: Sears, Henry, Reid, Cain, Carlile, Murph

Opposed:

Abstain: Degraft-Amanfu 

m.   Budget passes by a vote of 6-0-1.

 

Other Business

                        i.         Senator of the Year

a.     Nominations are opened.

b.     Senator Amanfu nominates Jonathan Quiñones

c.     Senator Reid nominates McKinley Zakurdaew

d.     Vice President Freel nominates Senator Cain.

e.     President Carrick nominates Senator Reid.

f.      Nominations closed

g.     Floor is opened to discussion.

h.     Discussion is closed.

i.      Vote

Votes:

Quiñones 4    

Zakurdaew 1

Cain 2

Reid 5 

j.      Senator Reid is voted as the Senator of the Year.

                      ii.         Quote of the Year

                                                            i.         Nominations are opened.

                                                          ii.         Senator Reid nominates the following quote from Senator Amanfu “This bill is stupid. I don’t want it.” (Is explained the bill.) “Oh, I want it! The bill is fine!

                                                         iii.         Senator Cain nominates the following quote from Vice President Freel “If you what you always do, you will always get what you got.

                                                          iv.         Senator Murph nominates the following quote from Mrs. Leslie “I’m a square peg in a round chicken.

                                                           v.         President Carrick nominates the following quote from Mrs. Leslie “Snickerdoodles”.

                                                          vi.         Nominations are closed.

                                                        vii.         Floor is opened to discussion.

                                                       viii.         Discussion is closed.

                                                          ix.         Vote

                                                           x.         Mrs. Leslie’s quote “I’m a square peg in a round chicken” is voted as the Quote of the Year. 

Roll Call

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

Absent Excused:

Absent Unexcused:

Adjournment

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