Senate Meeting Minutes


December 5, 2001

I. Call to Order
A. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Denton at 8:30pm.

II. Pledge of Allegiance
A. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Pro Tempore Preston.

III. Roll Call
A. Senators Bruchhauser, Burdette, Franzoy, Gomez, Jensen, Ortiz, Powers, Preston, Rice, Romano, Spurr, Zankich were all present. Senator's Goodliffe and Talimatasi were absent.

B. Senator Ortiz was named as the Sargent at Arms.

IV. Approval of Agenda
A. Vice President Denton said that under Old Business A to add Judicial Branch appointment.

B. Senator Franzoy moved to approve the amended agenda and Senator Romano seconded. The motion carried 12-0.

V. Approval of the Minutes
A. Due to a misunderstanding, the minutes from November 14, 2001 were not ready. Senator Romano moved to table the approval of the minutes to the next Senate meeting and Senator Rice seconded. The motion carried 12-0.

VI. Executive Council Reports
A. President Zuniga congratulated the Senate on a successful semester. She stated that with the forthcoming graduation there would be two Senator positions to fill. She has three prospective candidates for those positions: Katie Doll, Mariz Giraldo, and Joelle Hagerman. President Zuniga said that the recent open forum was successful. She said that the Senate needs to be prepared for the upcoming Great Race and she welcomes any ideas. She also announced that there would be the Student Government Christmas party this Saturday, December 8 at 6:30pm.

B. Vice President Denton needs the Senate information sheets back as soon as possible. She also listed the Senators who currently have absences: Senator Ortiz (2), Senator Romano (1), Senator Franzoy (1), Senator Zankich (1), Senator Bruchhauser (1, Senator Goodliffe (2), and Senator Talimatasi (2). She said that the Senator checks will be out this Friday and next semester the Senators will be paid like work-studies, biweekly.

C. Secretary Ambriz said congratulations to graduates and good luck to the Senate on their finals. He stated that The Record would be out tomorrow.

D. Treasurer Carrillo said thanks for all the cooperation in her first week. She stated that the remaining budget for the rest of the year is $1,527.68.

E. Attorney General Hazlett said that four clubs qualify for money from the Senate and he urges the Senate to approve the money for them. He also reviewed Mr. Coffett's work on the Article IV and he congratulated the graduates.

F. Public Relations Officer Bocanegra said that there is an Open Forum concerning housing, advising, and television and he encourages the Senate to attend. He thanks the Senate for given him this opportunity to be involved in Student Government.

G. Governmental Affairs Director Rutherford had nothing to report.

H. President Zuniga said that AQUIP is changing their advising. The AQUIP community is giving the survey and findings were to find the top five priorities of the committee. Senator Ortiz aid that the Health Services Committee will meet Friday from 10:00-12:00 and they encourage students to go by.

VII. Old Business
A. Shanna Whalen has been nominated for the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Senator Franzoy moved to appoint Shanna Whalen as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Senator Rice seconded. The motion carried 12-0.

VIII. New Business
A. Three clubs are asking for allocations from the Senate. Pro Tempore Preston moved to allocate Alpha Phi Sigma $ 169.50, the Art Club $252.38, the Criminal Justice Club $128.63, and the SAM Club $500.00. Senator Romano seconded. The motion carried 12-0.

B. Mr. Levi Coffelt is participating in an internship to update Article IV. He is doing this based on the National State models. He spoke about the changes he hopes to do. He wants to remove unnecessary information and hopefully add better and more useful information. Attorney General Hazlett suggested to the Senate that they table the issue and look over the work that Mr. Coffelt has done. Pro Tempore Preston moved to table the issue until next meeting. Senator Franzoy seconded. The motion carried 12-0.

IX. Announcements
A. Pro Tempore Preston stated that there would be no caucus the following week.

B. President Zuniga said that next semester there will be a workshop for student's government. She also asked the Senate to check there e-mail more often to get news quicker. She congratulated the graduates.

C. Vice President Denton said that she needs the Senates information sheets as soon as possible.

X. Adjournment
A. Senator Franzoy moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:20pm and Senator Romano seconded. The motion carried 12-0.

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