Jisha Jose calls meeting to order at 5:01pm November 17, 2010
Motion to amend the agenda to strike constitution reformed due to it being resolved on 11.15.2010 Jisha Jose
Second Adam Spivey
Motion to approve the agenda Adam Spivey
Second Bradford Ermel
CONSENT MINUTES 11.15.2010
Student speaking time
PIC (5 min.)
Linda, representative from PAO and representative from PIC Speak
Discussion on the removal of the org rep seats within the senate.
“Would like to come to a resolution on the matter, and meet in the middle.”
“While we do represent PAO we further represent the Asian American population of the campus”
“We want the seat not for PAO but for the Asians, the Latin Americans, on campus”
“We do a lot of programs on campus, and think we should have seats in the senate.”
“Is there anything stopping PAO from having a student from running in the spring?” Adam Spivey
“Cultural differences cause us to be unable to speak up.”
“Those who come from other countries do not understand the procedures that occur here in the government.”
Motion to extend speaking time by 5 minutes Ben Holmes
Second Catherine Lambrechts
“They don’t have the understanding that they can go and vote, and support themselves. They are not supportive of each other. The rep seat is a way for them to be a part of the senate and to learn.”
“Try to implement something to show international students and teach them that they do have a choice and the right to run, vote, and obtain seats.”
Cory Bullocks “Many of you have shown up today, why don’t one of you run for Senator?”
“Because we graduate in 2 years and how do we know that anyone will continue our voice.”
Other (5 min.)
Patty Jenson Speaks
“The Sacred Circle Mission statement is that we honor and promote the Native American and Indigenous people of North America. “
“I believe this decision to exclude seats from multicultural organizations is a mistake.”
“Not everyone is given the same privilege is given the same right, the same advantages”
“I choose to include myself and I don’t have any voting rights, for me to come and voice my opinion.” Marcus Bouterse
Garfield Davis “As a Jamaican American Male I looked at what happened last year decided I wanted to have a voice and so I went to the biggest org I could find Athletics, got them to vote for me, and got involved. We have different people here with different experiences from very different walks of life.”
Alumni speaking time (5min.)
Motion to censure Greg Adam Spivey
Second Amanda Barber
Chair censures Greg
Senate repeals decision of chair
I. Reports (5min. per speaker)
-Recommendation to table the decision for at least 3 weeks in order to further discuss the issue
-Student Government has sponsored a bus to take students to Michigan to see the woman’s soccer game for only $5 per student.
-United Council Conference
-Craft Fair volunteers will make money for PSG private account. December 4, 2010
b. Vice President
-Shared Governence Meeting
-New Administration coming in we need to make sure that State Level Funding stays a priority.
-We’re working with the chancellor to
-Faculty is discussing the possible smoking ban .
-SLC meeting discussed the Administrator Job Description, and should go to Human Resources soon in order to start the search and screen.
-proposed change to policy posting
-proposal regarding Greek life
c. Chancellor’s Office
-Change in Administration
-Spoke with Rob Voss with all things on the table they are looking to cut government spending including the UW system.
-Looking for a few students to draft a survey to find computer access to assess technology needs on campus.
-Suggestion by Garfield Davis: Electronic Books
-Ruling of Parliamentarian on Ex Parte Senate’s question on the Senates ability to overturn SUFAC decisions on the contingency fund.
-Ruling: Senate does not have the authority to overturn SUFAC decisions (A copy of the full ruling may be obtained via the Parliamentarian)
Motion to extend Parliamentarian report time by 5 minutes Jisha Jose
Second Kevin Croswhite
-Parliamentarian Dave Wilson presents the finalized constitution amendment before the senate.
Motion to approve the amendment Jisha Jose
Second Bradford Ermel
Ourlee Ourun: Clarification on what this approval would mean.
-It would mean it would go to the student body for approval in the April Elections.
Adam Spivey: This has already been approved section by section, and should be approved as a whole.
Ben Holmes: I feel that tabling this for 1 month will be detrimental due to timing and finals.
Corey Bullocks: Suggestion to table for 2 weeks instead of 1 month in order to go back and review the constitution.
Don Lockwood: Suggestion that we vote on this right now, and change what needs to be changed right now.
Point of clarification Dave Wilson: The org seats are only one line in the entire constitution, and to ignore the entire rest of the constitution is wrong.
Point of information: Do we know what the date is that this constitution was e-mailed out to the senate? Ben Holmes
Dana Calamia: My concern is how many of you actually read it line for line? I know what’s in it, but I feel there are some here who didn’t read through it line by line and don’t know.
Danny Fitzgerald: I think it would be irresponsible to vote on this now seeing as, as we saw tonight, there is student opposition to this.
Motion to table constitution reform approval until next senate meeting. Danny Fitzgerald
Second Catherine Lambrechts.
Call to question Bradford Ermel
Point of information: I called a motion before the call to question Danny Fitzgerald.
Jisha Jose rescinds motion to approve and recognizes motion to table until the next senate meeting.
Point of information: Why are we not voting on tabling?
We are voting on call to question, followed by the tabling motion.
Quorum met- 23 on floor
Call to question
91% Yes, 9%No, Abstain
Vote on Tabling
Yes 91% No9% Abstain
Motion to adjourn Don Lockwood
Second Catherine Lambrechts
Passed (one objection)
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