ASUAF Recap – March 9, 2014

Kaz Alvarez / Sun Star Reporter

March 9, 2014

Senators present
Matthew Carrick, Kemper Chabotte, Eli Barry-Garland, Brix Hahn, Jordyn Houlton, Cordero Reid, Shane Poindexter, Ashley Strauch, Daniel Strigle, Sarah Walker, Lida Zakurdaew, Mickey Zakurdaew

Officers present
Ayla O’Scannell

Officers absent
Michael Mancill

Director’s Present
Michael Magnan

Celie Hull, Chris Clement

Director report
In past three weeks, billed five hours in organizing a followup trip to juneau to represent UAF with the legislature.

Committee reports
The Internal Affairs Committee discussed year-in-review statements and sent prompts to senators to aid in their contributions. The Public Relations Committee voted in favor of adopting “SB 182-008 Funding for Pre-Veterinary Club Fundraising Event.” They also discussed creating a time capsule for future senators. Student Affairs Committee discussed “SB 182-005 Humans vs. Zombies Jumpstart Funding” with some alterations to where the funding would go. The bill was discharged with a recommendation to adopt. The committee also discussed a request for $2,000 made by a group of students. They intend to host a career workshop for UAF students.

Confirmation of appointments
Lida Zakurdaew motioned to table the confirmation of Dillon Ball until he could be in attendance. The motion passed 9-1-0. Poindexter seconded. Mickey Zakurdaew voted in opposition and suggested that the appointment be sent back to committee. The confirmation was tabled for the next meeting.

Reconsideration of vetoed legislation
Strauch motioned to reconsider “SB 182-007 Funding for Safety Training for the Parkour Club” and was seconded by Carrick. President O’Scannell vetoed a line in the bill that disbursed $800 to the Parkour club and reduced it to $340. Senators discussed the bill at large in favor of a larger sum of money.  O’Scannell vetoed the line item after speaking with Parkour Club members and reviewing their Club Council funding applications. The motion received a vote of 6-4-0 and passed. However, the motion was put to a revote after Strigle checked the bylaws. The motion passed 9-2-0 after receiving a two-thirds vote.

Lida Zakurdaew motioned to amend the bill to reduce the total amount to $500 and was seconded by Chabotte. The motion passed 8-2-1. Barry-Garland  and Mickey Zakurdaew were in opposition and Hahn abstained. The bill was put to a vote with its amendments and was adopted 7-2-2. Barry-Garland and Mickey Zakurdaew were in opposition. Hahn and Reid abstained.

 Spaghetti feed fundraiser
Senators discussed “SB 182-008 Funding for Pre-Veterinary Club Fundraising event” and looked for any vague language. The bill allotted $200 to the Pre-Veterinary club to help them host a large fundraising event. A clerical error was pointed out and an amendment was made to restrict funding to purchasing ingredients and serving supplies. The bill, with accepted amendments, passed unanimously.

Humans vs. Zombies
Senators looked at “SB 182-005 Humans vs. Zombies Jumpstart Funding.” An amendment was made to include an itemized budget in the bill and reduce the total amount provided to the club from $250 to $244.01. The bill passed with the amendment unanimously.

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