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1994-95 MSSA SENATE MEETING MINUTES
April 19, 1995
The meeting was called to order at 4:13 PM. Members in attendance were:
Jamie Johnson (1-0-0) Rochelle Olson (14-2-3) Rick Dekoter (4-1-0) Danae Blanck (19-2-0) Matthew Chase (20-0-0-1) Tara Mueller (9-0-2) proxy Peni Blakely/Jen Drganc, John Mulcahy (17-1-3-1) proxy Jim Louis, Kristee Alm (18-0-2) Ryan Jex (13 1/2 -1-4) proxy Taylor George, Leslie Knight (11-5-4) Tracy Majeske (19-0-2) proxy Stephanie Schriock, Chris Held (6-4-0-1) Aaron Kurdle (10-1-1) Sean Novack (1-2-2) proxy Steven Tkach, Krista Schleicher (20-1-0) Megan Daniels (16-0-3) Jessica Johnson (17-1 1/2-1) Caleb Fullhart (3-0-0) Doran Hunter (8-1-3) proxy Eddy Guzek, Emily Auseth (20-0-0) President Kristopher Hammes (15-1-0) Vice President Jerry Flynn (20-0-0) Kris Esser ( 19-1-0) Staff members in attendance: Eddy Guzek (20-0-0) Mona Wallace (18-3-0) Steven Tkach (15-2-0) Naomi Marrieta (10-10-1) Stephanie Schriock (20-0-0-1) Francis Klinkner (19-2-0-1)
Agenda approved with changes
4/12/85 minutes stand
Fitness hearing for Leslie Knight. She is not present.
discussion on whether to proceed
Senator Kurdle- moved to table for one week to provide Senator Knight a chance to respond
Steven Tkach (proxy for Senator Novack)-seconded
motion passed with no objections
Presentation Tracy Edwardson for RHA. (proposal attached)
Tracy-RHA is going to a national conference. They would like help to pay for it.
VP Flynn- Is this total remaining what you are asking for?
Tracy-We are asking for anything up to that amount.
Senator Kurdle- What is cost per person to go?
Tracy - $590
Coordinator Guzek(proxy for Doran Hunter) -What about last week?
Treasurer Klinkner- Could we just forget last week we were rushed in to things?
Senator Chase- How much money came out of the Senates account for DC trip?
Treasurer Klinkner- $400
Senator Chase- How much money is available from Senate Budget?
Treasurer Klinkner- Nothing
VP Flynn- Does Sac have time to hear a request for this?
Jim Louis (SAC chair)- Yes, sometime next Tuesday
Speaker - The candidates were informed that the elections were scheduled for 5:00 PM. So without objection we won't start them until then
Two seats were unchallenged. They can be done right away.
With out objection we will vote on these. All we need is one vote in favor for each of these to pass.
Jamie Johnson candidate for College of Arts and Humanities, as there is support for her she is elected.
Tracy Harter candidate for the College of Allied Health and Nursing is not present however VP Flynn spoke in favor of her. As there is support she is elected.
Off-campus election will not be held until 5:00. There is only one seat open and 4 candidates.
President Hammes moves to take RHA funding off table from last week
Senator Fullhart 2nd Without objection it is voted on. Passes unanimously
President Hammes moves to refer to SAC. Senator Kurdle 2nd.
VP Flynn- I don't think this motion is what we need. The senate should recommend to itself to support them at SAC. As we are the parent committee we should accompany them to SAC.
Jim Louis (proxy for Senator Mulcahy) - I move to attach a rider that a representative of Senate accompany. VP Flynn-2nd
Speaker - This is an amendment and can't be done.
Proxy Louis- Recommends that this be voted down and restated.
President Hammes-I don't think this needs to state that the Senate should accompany them.
Senator Alm call the question
Senator Auseth second
Question fails 6 for 10 against 2 abstaining.
Opens floor to Gallery.
Anne Retzloff- RHA is not allowed to go alone to ask SAC for money we have to go through senate.
Senator Kurdle as the senate is referring this to committee, RHA can now go before SAC
Senator Kurdle- Speaker I would like a ruling on whether this is and an appropriate motion
Speaker - yes .
With out objection we move to a vote. Motion passed with 1 abstention.
Off campus elections
Kim Breuer-" if I weren't at the meetings my constituents wouldn't have a voice so I'll be there"
Elizabeth Hayes- not present sent a note in writing
Jud Keim-"I appreciate what students do"
Carol Kurdle- "I really strongly believe in taking an active role in whatever I'm doing"
Stephanie Schriock (proxy for Senator Majeske) - move to caucus for 5 min.
Proxy Tkach- seconds. Passed unanimously
Senator Kurdle is abstaining from everything on this election.
Meeting called back to order, move to immediate vote by ballot
Jud Keim elected as Off Campus senator
Old Business cont.
Second reading of bylaw for change in membership of Comm. Board
no questions move to a vote
15 in favor 0 opposed 1 abstention Motion passed
VP Flynn- I move the Student Senate support the serious consideration of substantial funding on behalf of the RHA.
Senator Kurdle- I ask that the chair rule whether this is a resolution or a motion.
Speaker - it is a motion of a resolution
Motion was restated to include the words ëshall stand resolved toí between ëSenateí and ësupportí
Anne Retzloff (proxy for Senator Auseth)- seconded
Proxy Schriock- because we referred this to committee they have to bring it back to us, so we have final say anyway.
Senator Jex- call the question
Senator Daniels seconded
9 for 5 against 1 abstaining (it needs 2/3 vote) Motion fails
Senator Chase- we need to give committees direction when we refer things to them.
Senator Schleicher call the question
Senator Jex seconded
9 for 6 opposed 1 abstention. Motion fails
Proxy Schriock- "you don't give direction on the budget"
Senator Alm- call question
Proxy Tkach- second
10 for 6 against 0 opposed
vote on motion
4 for 10 against 1 abstaining 1 not cast
Senator Kurdle moved to take 10 min 30 sec break to eat at 6:22 PM
Proxy Schriock second. Motion carries
Call to order at 6:38 PM with 16 people present
President's report (in writing)
(report read by Flynn as Pres. Hammes had to leave early)
Vice Presidents report
Last week the Student Senate stood up and admitted fault. Now we are continuously lambasted. News Editor Renee Berg wrote a follow up OP/ED in yesterday's paper. I find it hard to believe that there is no other news to be written and editorials to be given. Senate is being beaten like a dead horse by an organization who is experiencing many of the same problems; member retention and internal focus. I would encourage Ms. Berg to take these into consideration next time she picks up the pen to poke at Senate.
I have been working with Academic Affairs Coordinator, Eddy Guzek on Flat Rate Tuition which will be discussed this Monday at MSSA Meet & Confer. I believe this is a proposal which Vice President Trauger is determined to pursue. I encourage and ask all Senators to please discuss and educate their constituents on this matter. We need to consider how deep this proposal will affect student life. What will happen to our student activity fees? Do we need flat activity? Will we create a new health service fee? At what credit level do we implement the cap? At what level do we mandate full payment? All these issues must be resolved before the Senate assumes a stance on this issue.
Student friendly award(in writing)
Do we want to do the traditional senate reporter softball game?
Tentative date Tues. May 16th
Recognition of student organizations
Voices raised against Violence. Approved
Corrections Club. Approved
Senate Picnic, think of a date Possibly June 3rd
RHA- we need to rescind RHA as a RSO so they can go to SAC.
A motion from Senator Esser to rescind RHA as an RSO, seconded by Proxy Schriock
no discussion. Passed
Senator Kurdle - Be it resolved that the MSSA Senate challenge the Reporter staff to a softball game to see if they can cover a base because they sure can't cover anything else.
Senator Fullhart seconded. No discussion. Passed
Treasurer's report (in writing)
MSU 3.5 mil in cuts needed in next few years. This is a best case scenario
(people and committees are included in President's report
approved in block form
Appointment stand as no objections
Senator Schleicher moved for a 5 min recess to read election rules. at 7:15
Jen Drganc (proxy for Tara Mueller) seconded. Passed
Meeting called to order at 7:20
Recommendation out of committee to approve the election rules.
Senator Kurdle- move to go to committee as a whole.
Proxy Schriock- seconded, approved.
Moved back in to full senate at 8:20
Senator Esser moved to accept election rules in amended form
Senator Fullhart seconded
Debate on article IV. section 3
Senator Fullhart moved to amend motion by removing article IV. section 3
Proxy Retzloff seconds
Senator Esser moves the question
Proxy Tkach seconds
7-5-1 (needs 2/3) motion fails
Move the question
7 for 4 against 2 abstaining
Senator Esser move the question
Proxy Schriock seconded.
Original motion as amended passes
Academic Affairs (in writing)
Cultural Diversity (in writing) New logo was refereed back to committee
Leg. Affairs (in writing)
Student Affairs (in Writing)
Recommendation out of committee:
The Student Affairs Committee recommends that the MSSA Senate participate in earth day by contributing $100 for the purpose of purchasing rain forest in the name of Mankato States Students. Motion Fails
Earth Day is Thurs. April 20th
Green Ribbon for earth day sold for $0.25
Recommendation out of committee:
It is moved by the committee to fund the unemployment cost of Fred Snyder which totals $4,623.65
Jen Drganc Move question Steven seconds 4 for 9 against 0 abstaining
Flynn move to amend
Move to a vote
8 for 4 against 2 abstaining (two of the for were disgruntled Yea's)
Passes Esser and VP voted no. Chase voted yes
Union Board (in writing)
Comm Board (in writing)
Constitution (in writing)
Urban Affairs (no report)
RHA (in writing)
Had a retreat rewrote constitution.
Campus cleanup May 20th
Elections May 16th (exec. board)
Matt Chase (in writing)
Parking adv. forum
April 27 at 1:00 B133 in Weicking
Tracy Majeske (in writing)
Emily Auseth held off until next week
John Mulcahy (in writing)
Senator Chase responds to Senator Majeske's letter
Major disagreement between him and Tracy at MSUSA he was verbally abrasive to her coming from physical argument on her part. He apologizes to whole senate.
Big Walk talk to Jerry
Move to adjourn by Speaker VP Flynn seconds
Motion passes at 10:05 p.m.