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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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January 17, 1996

Called to order at 4:02 p.m.

I. Roll Call

Senators present: Ellingson, Filkins, Hanson, Helgeson, Mushlab, Smithson, Davies, Nasim, Lewis, McBride, Murzyn, Hayden, Nado, Abbas, Hulstein, Klinkner, Olson, Smith, Wiedorholt, Yunginger, Jones, Anderson, Gerard, Daniels, Hunter, Janssen.

Staff present: President Wallace, Vice-president Chase, Speaker Guzek, Chief of Staff Harmon, Treasurer Benson, Coordinator Benson, Coordinator Hanson, Coordinator Abbas, Coordinator Drganc, Coordinator Tkach.

II. Approval of the Agenda-approved as amended.

Approval of the Minutes-approved.

III. Student Forum-no students wished to speak.

IV. Appointments-Communications Bd-Ben Hiltner, St. Representative-

Comission on the Status of Women-Karen Hatfield, Elections-Jacques Lewis, Jason

Hulstein, fundraising-Chad Wierderholt

SAC Report-Speaker Guzek introduces Bill 01-17-F1 and Bill 01-17-F2. Both pass.

Act of the

Mankato State Student Association

Bill: 01-17-F1/ Act 95.96A21

Title: Forensics Supplementary Budget Request

Date: January 17, 1996

Sponsor: Student Allocations Committee

Be it enacted: That the Maverick Forensics be given $4,464.00 and further

Be it enacted: That each individual must contribute a minimum of $50.00 and further

Be it enacted: That this money may not be used for meals.

Act of the

Mankato State Student Association

Bill: 01-17-F2/ Act 95.96A22

Title: MSSA Lobby Trip

Date: January 17, 1996

Sponsor: Student Allocations Committee

Be it enacted: That the Mankato State Student Association be given $3573.00 and further

Be it enacted: That this money may not be used for meals.

VIII. New Business

A. Cultural Diversity-Speaker Guzek introduces Bill 01-17-G3, Senator Abbas seconds. Move to a vote, motion passes unanimously.

Resolution of the

Mankato State Student Association

Bill: 01-17-G3/ Act 95.96R6

Title: Cultural Diversity Workshop

Date: January 17, 1996

Sponsor: Senators Murzyn & Abbas

Whereas: The Mankato State Student Association is deeply committed to ensuring that Cultural Diversity is an integral part of the Mankato State University Community, therefore be it;

Resolved: That the Mankato State Student Association sponsor a workshop entitled, "Implementing Cultural Diversity issues into Student Life," on Friday February 9, 1996.

Move to suspend the rules. Motion passes. Drawing for Washington D.C. Trip. Allison Plathe is the random student chosen, Senator Jones is chosen with Senator Filkins as an alternate.

B. First reading on RHA Bills for Joint session.

C. Parking Permits-Speaker Guzek reads Bill 01-17-G4. Senator Yunginger seconds. Move to a vote. Motion passes.

Resolution of the

Mankato State Student Association

Bill: 01-17-G4/Act 95.96R7

Title: Parking Permits

Sponsor: Matt Chase

Whereas: The Mankato State Student Association/Senate members are mandated to be on campus at 3:00pm on Wednesdays, and not able to leave until as late as 9:30pm, and

Whereas: Personal safety of individual members must be safeguarded, and

Whereas: Senate members are volunteer and donate the majority of their time, therefore be it

Resolved: That the Mankato State Student Association/Senate does hereby request from Parking Advisory, special parking permits for days of official business of the MSSA/Senate.

D. KRNR-withdrawn by Vice-president Chase.

V. Officer Reports

A. President Mona Wallace-see written report. President Wallace gave a first reading of Bill 01-17-G5, seconded by Senator Hanson.

Bill for an Act of the

Mankato State Student Association

Bill: 01-17-G5

Title: Overcoming Poverty Together

Sponsor: President Wallace

Be it enacted: That the Mankato State Student Association support the Overcoming Poverty Togetherness Single Parent MSU Student Housing Project.

B. Vice-President Matthew Chase-He is looking for a Senator to sit on the Ethics Board. He is also looking for someone to be on the Vice-president for Academic Affairs Search Committee. The RHA-Meet and Confer met and everything went well. They have gone through a lot but overall the meetings have gone very well. Thanks to all who participated. There will be certain requirements for the Joint Session. Vice-president Chase then went on to introduce these. Senator Helgeson asked why things may not be tabled, Vice-president Chase responded that this is because there will not be another meeting. Senator Hayden asked why we will not be discussing the Mace Issue. Vice-president Chase responded that RHA feels so strongly about this issue that they simply refuse to discuss this issue. Move to a vote on adopting the RHA Joint Session Rules. Motion passes. He is working on the Academic Course Fees Issue. Vice-president Chase met with Sandra Tanner, the person in charge in the Information Booths around campus, on the How to MSU Guide. Thanks to Coordinator Tkach, Senator Anderson, and Chief of State Harmon for attending the MSUSA Reorganization Committee Meetings. They discussed many proposals at the meeting. They would like the chair to be elected by the delegates. They would also like it mandated that the executive director may only have a term of five years. They would like more lobbying efforts and more efforts towards educating students toward these. They would like the meetings to only be from 10-7 on Saturday and 9-3 on Sundays. The Public Relations Committee would be abolished and other things would be created to market lobbying efforts. If you have any ideas see Vice-president Chase. Thanks to Senator Klinkner for getting some great Publicity in the Free Press today. Thanks to Coordinator Drganc for all her work on the conference for this weekend and for all her work on the D.C. Trip.

C. Speaker Eddy Guzek-Open Senate seats are for Allied Health and Nursing, Off-campus, and Education. Elections will be January 29, 1996. Thanks to Senator Anderson for her promptness in turning in her report, everybody needs to do this by next Wednesday please. Gamma recognized without objection.

President Wallace pointed out that election material may not be worked on in the Senate office. You also may not talk about elections in the office. If you witness any violations to this policy please report them to Vice-president Chase. Please start talking to your constituents about running and voting.

Due to the weather conditions, Senator Murzyn entertains a motion to adjourn, Senator Yunginger seconds. Moves to caucus for two minutes. Motion passes. Called back to order at 4:58 p.m. Motion is withdrawn for lack of a second. President Wallace offers Bill 01-17-F6, Senator Hanson seconds. Senator Klinkner moves to pass by unanimous consent, Senator Yunginger seconds, bill is adopted unanimously.

Act of the

Mankato State Student Association

Bill: 01-17-F6/Act 95.96A23

Title: Funding for the Arts Center

Sponsor: President Wallace

Be it enacted that up to $400.00 be given to the Carnegie Arts Center out of the Minnesota State University Student Association's Cultural Diversity Funding.

Move to adjourn, motion passes. Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.