ASUAF Recap, December 6


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Present: Benjamin Anderson-Agimuk, Cordero Reid, Jonathan Quiñones, Brandon Blum, Sabrina Martin, and Kayleen Hansen.

Absent: Ryan Cain and Allyssia Garcia.

Absent Excused: Erik Rickards.

After enjoying the long holiday break, ASUAF senators reconvened for the weekly senate meeting this Sunday at 4 p.m. in room 208 of the Gruening complex. Though both President Mathew Carrick and Vice President Colby Freel were noticeably absent from the meeting, senators were still able to pass SR 185-004, which will give recognition to UAF’s sustainability project. After much debate and one failed motion to amend the final amount, SB 185-016, a bill meant to provide funding for UAF student Kenzie Holbrook to attend a builders conference in 2016 alsopased, with votes of 3-1-1.

Though Senate Chair Jonathan Quiñones and Government Relations Director Leslie Drumhiller were both unable to report their hours this meeting, Public Relations Director Hannah Witherington was able to claim five hours over the past week that were primarily spent conducting interviews, as well as report on behalf of the concert board that Friday’s concert in the Wood Center Ballroom was a success.

Due to the holiday break, no committees were able to meet over the past week, though the senate did opt to push SB 185-017, a bill outlining ASUAF’s want for recognition in regards to their financial support of activities and students, out of the Internal Affairs committee. However, after further discussion, the bill was sent back to committee with a vote of 4-0-1 in hopes that it will be reworked and better worded.

As the meeting came to a close, Senator Sabrina Martin motioned to post-pone next weekend’s meeting as well in lieu of finals week. With a vote of 4-1-0, the motion was passed and the meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

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