ASUAF Recap – April 27, 2014

Kaz Alvarez / Sun Star Reporter

April 29, 2014


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

Senators absent
Sarah Walker

Officers present
Michael Mancill and Ayla O’Scannell

Guest request
Daniel Ogawa, member of the Great Alaska Accounting People club, requested money for travel reimbursement. Ogawa asked for $4,500 to reimburse the cost of taking students to Anchorage where they could be introduced to job opportunities and given real expectations of what their future career would be. The club was late on filling out an ASUAF Travel Funding application due to a missing signature.

Senate budget for next year
O’Scannell suggested to the senate expedite their approval of the ASUAF budget for next year.

The budget was delayed due to a lack of enrollment numbers and needed to be put into effect immediately.

Strigle sponsored “SB 182-015 ASUAF Budget,” which budgeted student government funds at $536,188 for the next academic year. This budget is approximately $40,000 smaller than previous budgets. The senate took 15 minutes of recess and to discuss the budget. Mickey Zakurdaew motioned to expedite the bill to second reading and was seconded by Lida Zakurdaew. The motion passed unanimously.

Mickey Zakurdaew motioned to amend the bill to provide an additional $2,350 to the senate projects budget section. He reduced money spent on coffee service supplies by $250 leaving a total of $4,250, public relations director contingency by $500 leaving $1,000, elections board contingency by $750 leaving $750, senate retreats by $100 leaving $300, executive promotional Items by $250 leaving $750 and advertising and promotional Items by $500 leaving $1,500. An amendment to the amendment returned $250 to the elections board contingency. The original amendment passed unanimously, increasing senate projects from $4,297 to $6,397.

“SB 182-015 ASUAF Budget” was passed unanimously by the senate.

New t-shirts
Chabotte, Houlton, Hahn and Reid sponsored “SB 182-016 ASUAF T-Shirts,” to purchase new promotional t-shirts for senators and students, totally $1,000. Hahn moved to expedite to second reading. Barry-Garland seconded the motion. The bill was sent to the Public Relations Committee.

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