The meeting was called to order at
Present: Senators Bybee, Caines, Johnson, King, Munguia, Nicholes, Racich, Rodgers, Ramirez
President Martinez, VP Wak Wak, Dr. Smith, Mr. Williams, Mr. Lytle, Senate Secretary Amber Hanes-Miller
Mr. Williams: Reminder Native American Awareness week is underway and started this morning in the activity center with a mini-PowWow. Added that we were well represented by the President and Vice-President (Vincent and Mary) at the PowWow. Tonight there is storytelling in the Silverthorne theatre from 7-8:30 with Ed Edmo and Horace Axtell, he does have several of the schedules if anyone needs one. He encourages all to attend the Friendship Banquet on Wednesday in the WCC at , it’s a great time to get together with folks from throughout the community, and this is the time when the scholarships and awards will be given. He also recommends attending the PowWow on Thursday night- they are “outstanding.”
The Insurance committee is meeting on the 17th with the IT people and the Registrar, they are looking at ways of streamlining the insurance process. He received a call from Chet Herbst in institutional assessment, if you remember he addressed this body about student surveys which are now complete, he is looking for one or two people to from this committee to meet with him. Senators King and Nicholes agreed to go talk to him.
Dr. Smith: He was asked about operating costs for the student activity center for this half of the year and if they were paid out of student fees and he found out that yes, they came out of the matriculation fee.
Brandon Lytle: tomorrow night roller skating at 6:30, Thursday cribbage tourney at 3:00pm, discounted golf at bryden and free balls at gateway, racquetball at adcope to first 10, comedian Rich Birchmore scheduled tonight but cancelled due to illness, replaced by the only electric ukulele player. Senator Nicholes requested that Brandon call Gateway Golf to confirm that the special is in March and not April, he said he had already spoke to them this morning and he had assured him that it was already going on.
President Martinez: Contacted
regarding a student technology for awarding the grant money, the date has been
established as April 29th, the time is 1-3, the location was SUB
141. SBOE this Thursday and Friday, he will be gone to that so if there’s
anything they’d like to bring to the roundtable please give it to Mary. He received the agenda today and if there’s
anything anyone who would like to review what is on it can let him know. Dine with Dene cancelled for April because
the election board scheduled a debate forum/candidate forum for that same
day. He’s asked the presidents office if
there would be any dates that would work falling before the state board
meeting. He will get back to you with
more on that. Laura Wilson contacted him
to see if the ASB would be interested in advertising in the University
Directories again for the next school year, she said it would cost $285 which
gives the two areas, they are looking for their prelim booking so they can
start formatting by March 24, Senator Racich felt that if the listings were
maybe more accurate it would be better, he will put it on the roundtable agenda
to give some time to the subject.
Student fee hearing- they’re looking at March 21 or 22, he would like to
remind you that is the week you come back from Spring Break so there’s no real
chance of advertisement for us. Dr.
Smith informed the group that the reason for such a push on date is because the
board agenda items for April are due March 22 and they wanted us to be informed
of what the proposal was going to be before we sent it to the board. He said they could certainly send the
proposal to us and then have the hearing, and that they make changes all the
time. The group agreed on pushing the
date out. Senator Racich said students had
requested to be later in the afternoon.
Once they decided the Monday preceding Easter wouldn’t be good because
of possible lack of participation, they agreed on Monday, April 4th
at 3:00. President
· Vice-President Wak Wak:
Judicial Communications: No one present
Co-Curricular committee met last Wednesday and handed out $14,999.98 of that we gave $2,100.50 to HVAC Club for their US Skills competition. $1,154 went to collision repair for their US Skills state competition. $1,654 to diesel technology for their US Skills competition, and $1,200 to the automotive club for the same competition. $750 to the Mock Trial team to purchase their case for next school year. Then divided equally between the Web Monks, Delta Epsilon Chi, Speech and Debate Team, BPA, they all got $2,057.62.
VP WakWak- 1:30 on Friday in the VP/Media Relations office graduation awards ceremony planning meeting.
President Martinez- Last Thursday, March 3 we had the sub committee student fee meeting, went over what we took back from the Dine with Dene in relationship to possible student fee increases and they decided to hold off on any further action until we get some response back from Dr. Thomas.
Senator Rodgers- Legacy project committee meeting tonight, few things to look at for the plaques to be put on the bricks.
Senator Caines- Clubs and Orgs committee will be moved.
Senator Johnson- meeting times for ethics and ways and means committees, Senator Rodgers said they were supposed to meet today at and Justice Ferguson had not been informed so they will have to rescheduled.
Senate Bill 05-F046- motion to pass Senator Nicholes
second Senator Munguia. VP WakWak moved to
line 19 and asked to amend that the period stop right after
· Senate Bill 05-S047- motion to pass Senator Johnson second Senator Racich. VP WakWak asked to change the “o” in bill # to “0”. Discussion ensued regarding the disbursement of the funds, she said they allocated $4,640 between 9 clubs that submitted proposals. Senator Johnson asked why there was a $40 balance remaining in the account, she said they did that to leave a balance in the account, and Senator Rodgers added that once the account is empty they can no longer do matching funds and this way they have some kind of money to give to matching funds applicants. 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions, 1 absent. Passed
· Senate Resolution 05-F007 – President Martinez commended Senator Rodgers for writing the bill. Senator Johnson asked to amend lines 64 due to incorrect spelling, however after review of the dictionary he was found incorrect. Senator Johnson then moved to amend it be spelled “duly,” second Senator Racich. Passed. VP WakWak said she was stuck on the wording of line 52. Senator Johnson motioned to amend lines 52 & 53 to take out “and in turn” and replace it by “thereby bringing,” second Senator Nicholes. Passed. Senator Ramirez asked to amend line 56 to take remove the agricultural portion of the line, second Senator Johnson. Passed. Moved to vote, 7 yes, 0 no, 2 abstentions, 1 absent. Passed
Senate Information Reports:
· Senator Bybee said he went into the bookstore and he did not see our t-shirts out.
Senator Rodgers noted a letter Senator Racich has drafted and addressed
to representative Maxine Bell and JFAC thanking them for approving the partial
occupancy costs for the
· Reminder from Pres Martinez institutional development deadline is March 25th, if you are on a committee that took on a task to write a proposal for such please let him know and on that same note student technology fee is due April 6th and same thing applies.
Present were Octavio Ambriz, Cliff Rawson,
· Rocky Owens thanked those ASLCSC members who came up to Coeur d’ Alene and encouraged further involvement between the two campuses.
· LaVaughn pointed out that the letter to Rep. Bell should read “activity center” rather than athletic center.
· VP WakWak voiced concern over the voting system where many people are abstentions and she is starting to question whether or not the abstentions are valid. She directed everyone to the code of ethics. Senator Nicholes explained that she simply did not feel informed about the bill so she could not vote on it. LaVaughn asked why they don’t do a roll call vote every time. Senator Racich added that it would be a matter of clarity for the record. President Martinez commented that he doesn’t know if it’s clearly laid out as far as which order of voting we do, he believes it is stipulated that roll call is always order of the day if somebody calls for a roll call vote, he believes it proceeds without objection and he thinks a lot of how that vote is determined is dependent upon the chair of such committee, he doesn’t think there’s any stipulation against anything or that is one way or the other.
Motion to adjourn Senator Johnson second Senator Caines. Meeting Adjourned
Respectfully Submitted by: Amber Hanes-Miller