The meeting was called to order at
Present: Senators Bybee, Caines, Johnson, King, Munguia, Nicholes, Racich, Rodgers,
President Martinez, Dr. Smith, Mr. Williams, Mr. Lytle, Senate Secretary Amber Hanes-Miller
Mr. Williams: Seaboard cardswipe committee met this week and they are going to begin implementation at the info desk and in Sodexho on the 21st of March and will be training on the 23rd 24th and 25th of March.
Brandon Lytle: Went over upcoming activities, basketball tonight in the activity center, texas hold em’ tomorrow night, bowling Saturday, hockey trip Saturday, rock climbing Friday.
will provide it for Senate’s viewing and ask for feedback.
Covered new policy for 15 passenger van use from an e-mail sent by Scott Brown.
to Dr. Smith for the boathouse information provided. He noted that the contract
has been expired since
President Martinez talked about a preliminary that he had submitted, wanting to get some feedback on another bylaw amendment in relationship to the senator pro-temp and the senate responsibilities, he thinks those of you that have discussed it with him have given good constructive criticism and adaptations and encouraged those who haven’t looked at it to do so and make comments if they like. He will make the corrections and submit it at a later date.
Thanks to Brandon Lytle for providing the LCSC survey for the Outdoor Recreation program.
Budget- President Martinez covered and asked to look into $40 surplus in Santa’s Helpers and if approximately $1200 was the final word in the book exchange income.
The open media-relations position was discussed. Senator Johnson questioned as to if there were any specific requirements. President Martinez said that yes there were bylaw requirements and there were added requirements made by him which were a matter of flexibility.
President Martinez asked that Senator Rodgers schedule Senate Bills #04-F017, 05-F036, F037, F038, for after the 12 day waiting period, on the agenda for the 8th.
· Vice-President Wak Wak: Absent
· If anyone is interested in running for office for next year the packets are available in the office.
Senator Bybee- was confronted by a student who had been sold a book at the exchange that had writing in it and her teacher said she could not use it in class and he was wondering if we could pull funding out of the book exchange to reimburse her. President Martinez felt in support that it should be o.k.’d this one time. Justice Ferguson stated that he felt that this is covered in the contract and that is the purpose of it. Senator Munguia inquired about a written policy on the table so that when the buyer comes they can read it. Senator Caines agreed with the addition of a signature page and added that we should be careful about what we buy.
President Martinez reported on the “student fee branch sub-committee” Senator Rodgers asked if we could possibly do that meeting in the evening sometime.
· Senate Bill 04-F034- Senator Rodgers motioned to approve Senate Bill 04-F034, authored by Senator Coleman. Motion by Senator Johnson to amend bill to read “2/3 majority” second Senator Caines. Approved.
· Senate Bill 04-F039- Senator Rodgers decided to withdraw this bill, with no vote, as it was a bill written by him.
· Senate Resolution 05-F055- Senator Johnson motioned to approve Second Senator Munguia. Dr. Ron Smith commented that no way would the administration use student fees to pay for the cost of instruction. Senators Bybee and Racich gave their justification for writing the bill. President Martinez commented on his reasons for wanting to pass the bill. Senator Nicholes asked to go on the record as stating that she would be voting against the bill because she felt as if she was not personally approached about the bill. President Martinez proposed that perhaps like the SBOE, who has an executive session that outlines what can move into executive session, we should have an executive session process. Senator Racich commented that it was her impression that President Martinez found out that the legislation was going to be introduced into the house in Boise and he didn’t have the time to consult the Senate, and it was that which made her decide she needed to support her president and support his right to do that. Senator Johnson agreed. President Martinez apologized for not being given the opportunity to speak with everyone personally. Senator Rodgers asked President Martinez when it was that he knew the lawsuit was a sure thing. He replied that it was on Friday right around the dates that it was signed. Vote- 6 Yes, 2 No, passed.
Senate Information Reports:
· Senator Nicholes asked if Dr. Smith would look into a big hole through of water in front of Talkington Hall.
· Senator Munguia commented that Saturday she attended the Lambda Theta Alpha Dance and there was a large turn-out of 200-300 people.
· Senator Bybee asked that if anyone takes the letters to remember that the students have to be from the state and to put their permanent residence. It had also been brought to his attention that a student was interested in paying a one-time printing fee for unlimited printing. President added that it had been discussed before during Tate Smith’s presidency and that the main concern was the imbalance of printing amounts to each student.
· Senator Rodgers read a comment card that stated we should do a raffle for financially challenged students for calculators, etc..but he questioned how a person who is financially strapped is supposed to buy tickets for a raffle. No one wished to take charge of the effort as we don’t have the funds for it and it didn’t seem like a very well constructed plan.
· Senator Rodgers introduced guest Margie McLaughlin and Andy Hanson from Student Support Services.
Andy spoke about retention of more students and higher-end students.
Margie spoke about the growth of LCSC and the resulting need of additional daycare for students and the
potential of assisted cost and possibly free daycare services.
· Margie McLaughlin, Andy Hanson, Matt Smith,
Motion to adjourn Senator Rodgers. Meeting Adjourned
Respectfully Submitted by: Amber Hanes-Miller