Senate Meeting Minutes


November 7, 2001

I. Call to Order
A. The meeting was called to order at 8:36pm by Pro Tempore Preston.

II. Pledge of Allegiance
A. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Floor Leader Gomez

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

B. Senator Romano was named Sargent of Arms.

IV. Approval of Agenda
A. Floor Leader Gomez moved to approve the agenda for the meeting of November 7, 2001 and Senator Powers seconded. The motion carried 9-0.

V. Approval of the Minutes
A. Floor Leader Gomez moved to approve the minutes from October 3 and October 24 and Senator Romano seconded. The motion carried 8-1.

VI. Executive Council Reports
A. President Zuniga said thank you to the Senate for allowing her to attend the HACU Conference in Puerto Rico; she learned a lot and had fun. She said she would elaborate more at the next Senate meeting. President Zuniga stated that the AQUIP committee is giving a survey to the students and would like help from the Senate to disperse the surveys.

B. Vice President Denton was absent due to a volleyball trip.

C. Secretary Ambriz told the Senate that their name plates are ready to be put up.

D. Treasurer Castillo said that four clubs were recognized last meeting, National Student Nurses Association, Sigma Tau Delta, Varsity Club, and Title V Peer Leaders and they each received their money from the vending machine account. The National Student Nurses Association, Sigma Tau Delta, and theVarsity Club received $100.00 and the Title V Peer Leaders received $150.00 because they are brand new club. The new budget is $6000.00. He also said that the business cards should be in within the next couple of days.

E. Treasurer Bocanegra Treasurer Bocanegra restated to the Senate that the Banner system was not working to their advantage and that they were in the process of deducting costs from the appropriate accounts. Our balance right now without the total deductions are $14,574.98 in the Supplies account, $2,715 in the Travel account and a $0 Balance in the Equipment account. Treasurer Bocanegra asked the Senate to contact him if they had any questions. This concluded his report.

E. Attorney General Hazlett had no report.

F. Governmental Affairs Director Rutherford said that Senator Romano, P.R.O. Director Bocanegra, President Zuniga, Coby Crouch and Vice President Denton are going to the lobbying retreat with him in Las Cruces.

G. Public Relations Officer Bocanegra said the directory is still in progress and The Record has already been released. He announced that Damion Lyons said that the next issue of The Mustang would be out on Friday. P.R.O. Bocanegra said that the bulletin boards around campus have been polluted by personal stuff. He would like to assign a board to each Senator so they can keep them free of things not relating to ASWNMU.

H. Committee Reports

1. Senator Jensen stated that the AQUIP is meeting on Thursday to process goals.
2. Senator Ortiz said that the Healthcare Committee is having a Great American Smoke Out and on November 16, 2001 there is a lecture on how to increase the length of life.

VII. Old Business
A. Senator Romano moved to allocate $125.00 to Felix Barreras for the horseshoe arches at the football field and this money will come from the vending machine budget. Senator Powers seconded. The motion passed 11-0.

VIII. New Business
A. Since no representatives from the club, S.O.T.A. have come to the Senate meetings to get recognized, Senator Powers moved to not recognized S.O.T.A. this semester. Senator Rice seconded. The motion passed 8-1.

B. Pro Tempore Preston announced that the Graduation cords that all Student Government will get to wear would cost $10.95 each. Floor Leader Gomez moved to allocate $100.00 for Graduation cords and Senator Spurr seconded. The motion carried 9-0.

C. The new club, Title V Peer Leaders, is asking for the Senate to match their rummage sale amount of $248.00 to help them with the upcoming Advisement Day. Attorney General Hazlett stated that they would have to have a receipt from the business office in order for the Senate to allocate that money. It was decided that they would use their new club money of $150.00 to pay for the Advisement Day and would come to the Senate at a later date to match their rummage sale funds.

IX. Announcements
A. Pro Tempore Preston announced that the next caucus will be on November 13, 2001 and the next Senate meeting will be on November 14, 2001.

X. Adjournment
A. Senator Romano moved to adjourn the meeting and Senator Rice seconded. The motion passed 9-0. The meeting was adjourned at 9:06.

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