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Mankato State Student Association

64th Student Senate

01/29/97

Speaker Eric Bakke called the meeting to order at 4:05 pm.

Roll Call --

Senators in attendance: Jennifer Fiedor, Chris Hennek, Michael Mellen, Robert Pavlenko, Jim Jacobson, Quyntha Miller, Matt Chase, Steve Janssen, Maruf Rafik, Peni Blakley, Matt Towns, Jason Kocina, Christine Jirele, Justin Smith, Kerry Weir, Dana Akeman, Joy Islam, Matt Harmon, Emily Auseth, Shakil Hossain, Scott Perowitz, Amy Arenz

Senators absent:Yu Sik Cho, Brent Larson, Mark Distel, Roosevelt Williams

Also in attendance: Speaker Eric Bakke, Coordinator Kristy Anderson, Coordinator Christopher Hiller, Coordinator Steven Janssen, Coordinator Peni Blakley, Coordinator Gabe Vye

Also present: Malcolm O'Sullivan, Acting Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.

I. Approval of agenda

Approved as amended. Item V will be then next item of business after 5:00 pm.

II. Approval of minutes - 01/22/97

Minutes approved.

President Hanson/Vice President Klinkner - move to remove from the table the minutes of 01/15/97. Motion fails.

III. Student Forum

No students came forward.

IV. Presentations

A. Student Events Team - President Jeff Cowsert

Student Events Team Presentation

Explanation of what the Student Events Team is and what it does. It is their goal to improve their relationship with the Student Senate. Provided packet of information. (See packet for statistics on attendance, Student Events Team Bylaws, and descriptions of Committees.)

Drganc asked about Academic requirements to be on Student Events Team. Asked about how they can help in advertising elections. Asked about revenue stream. Response was all programs are free with ID, without is $1, but they do not stick by it. $700 - $1400 is raised by fundraising.

Jacobson asked about the relationship between Student Events Team, SDP&A, and SOFC. Also how to the members decide what students are interested in? Answered: surveys, committee members, and other communications. Do you contact RSO's about they are looking for? Generally not, we usually wait for them to come to us.

B. MSUSA Update - Campus Representative Harmon

MSUSA Update - presented by Harmon.

Representative Orfield held Press Conference where he announced a tuition buy down. Bringing tuition to 33% or down 5% per year for 4 years. MSUSA held a Metropolitan Merger discussion in which the community and campus discussed making a "new" four year institution. Mr. Harmon met with other Campus Representatives to try to make their job description more defined and make their job more effective.

VI. Speaker - Eric Bakke

i. Report

On 01/22/97 the Senate requested written policy of the Speaker on attendance; The Speaker presented the following: The Speaker considers as present any member of Senate who either in person or in the case of Senators, by proxy, attends all or part of a meeting.

Gives his good-bye to retiring Senator Kris Hammes.

ii. Recognition of Student Organizations

Initial Recognition - Financial Planning Club (To increase professional awareness in financial planning. Expose members to professionals and enhance opportunities in the field.), Fellowship of Christian Athletics), MSU Men's Volleyball (To promote the sport of volleyball for men at the college level and to encourage leadership and physical fitness through participation). Approval recommended by Speaker Bakke, and approved in block form by the assembly.

VII. New Business

President Hanson - move to table agenda items VII A through J. Speaker Bakke - Out of Order; the business must be immediately before the body.

A. Initiative 01.29.0 - Senator Pavlenko

Senator Harmon - Point of Parliamentary Procedures; Has the Constitution Commission been notified as per the Constitution?

Speaker Bakke - Ruling #6. Yes, notification has occurred.

Notification does occur when all members of the Constitution Commission have been notified in writing of proposed by-law amendments. The exact language of the change must be communicated.

Senator Pavlenko - this solves many inconsistencies in the document and the Constitution. Senator Perowitz - this document has been slimmed down. Senator Kocina - Senator Pavlenko should be commended, these are well needed and well done.

President Hanson/Senator Towns - move to postpone for one week. President Hanson - something of this magnitude should be considered slowly. Senator Towns - do not rush into a legal and binding contract.

Senator Blakley - Point of Information; amendments take two weeks of votes.

Vice President Klinkner - if postponed this could take a long time. Everytime a modification is made it needs another two votes. Please do not put this off. Senator Perowitz - we need to find out what people think about the proposed ideas, lets discuss this.

Senator Chase/Auseth - move to end debate. Motion fails by hand vote.

Senator Islam (proxy Yunginger)/Kocina - move to divide the question by preamble and article. Motion passes, Preamble is on the floor.

Senator Harmon - Point of Order; the preamble is not a change from the original. We cannot vote to approve existing language. Speaker Bakke - Point accepted after due consideration. Article I is laid on the floor.

President Hanson/Senator Towns - move to postpone Article I for one week.

Senator Islam (proxy Yunginger) - Point of Order; the author receives first speaking privileges, Senator Pavlenko should have the floor. Speaker Bakke - Point denied; it is preferred, but a privilege of the chair.

President Hanson - students have not had a chance to review this, let alone me. Senator Towns - I do not want to approve a document one week and change it the next. Senator Kocina - a little healthy debate never hurt anything, what if you never have a chance to read it? Senators Towns - I don't want to vote for something I have not read. Vice President Klinkner - initiation is similar to seconding a motion. Sometimes we second to have discussion. I oppose the postponement because it will belabor the process. You only have to read one paragraph at a time.

Senator Chase/Towns - move to suspend the rules to address agenda item #V. Author requests unanimous consent. Assembly consents.

[The Assembly set aside the consideration of voting to postpone Article I of the proposed bylaw initiative.]

V. Elections

A. Arts & Humanities Seat #1

Speaker Bakke requested candidates to present themselves.

Candidate Adam Heaton presented himself.

Speaker Bakke - The Recording Secretary will describe traditional process. Recording Secretary Chase - Two minute speech by candidate, three questions by the Assembly, one minute candidate speech, and finally, comments by the Assembly.

President Hanson -what is your major? Candidate Heaton - majoring in Political Science and English (Technical Writing). Arts & Humanities Senator Fiedor - what is your interest in joining the body? Candidate Heaton - to involve students. Senator Towns - are you willing to spend long hours and attend meetings? Candidate Heaton - within reason.

The Senate voted by secret ballot in accordance with operating procedures using Auxiliary Services Director David Pierce Cowan as a non-Senate witness.

The Assembly welcomes Senator Adam Heaton, Senator of Arts & Humanities Seat #2.

Speaker Bakke passes the gavel to Senate Spokesperson Gabe Vye.

B. Crawford Seat

Chair Vye requested candidates to present themselves.

No candidate presented themselves.

Chair Vye brought the body back to the debate on voting to postpone Article I of proposed bylaw Initiative 01.29.0.

VII. New Business

Senator Chase - proponents may have votes today to pass a majority vote, but next week it takes a two-thirds. I suggest that proponents give the rest of us time for consideration before we vote it down on procedure instead of content.

Senator Fiedor/Kocina - move to recess for 30 minutes. Motion passes.

President Hanson - move to appeal the decision of the chair on dividing the question. Chair Vye - Out of Order.

President Hanson/Vice President Klinkner - move to end debate. Motion passes.

Motion to postpone Article I one week fails.

Senator Pavlenko (on the question of Article I) - this simplifies things. Senator Perowitz - this eliminates inconsistent language now that we have a new constitution. President Hanson - do not agree because although the wording is shorter, it may not be as thorough. Some wording plays off of each other and this may confuse it.

Senator Hossain (proxy Drganc)/Senator Islam (proxy Yunginger) - move to reconsider the vote on whether the Assembly divides the question on Initiative 01.29.0. (the motion allows the Assembly to undo the move to divide the question, Initiative #01.29.0 would then no longer be divided) Senator Hossain (proxy Drganc) - intentions are to fail the document as a whole. Senator Islam (proxy Yunginger) - it is too complicated to fix (including technical writing) tonight, intentions are to fail. Motion to reconsider passes, the question is now considered as a whole.

President Hanson - I welcome a re-write but this is not the way to go about it.

Senator Janssen/Chase- Move to end debate. Chair Vye - motion to end debate fails.

Senators Chase/Harmon - Appeal the decision of the Chair on counting abstentions in the 2/3 question on ending debate. Chair Vye - without objection the chair accepts the point. Motion to end debate passes.

Initiative 01.29.0 fails. (Senator Auseth and Senator Heaton abstain.).

B. Initiative 01.29.1 - Vice President Klinkner/Senator Kocina

Senator Harmon - Point of Parliamentary Procedure; has the Constitution Commission been notified? Chair Vye - No, Initiative 01.29.1 is Out of Order.

C. Initiative 01.29.2 - Vice President Klinkner/Senator Kocina

Out of Order

D. Initiative 01.29.3 - Vice President Klinkner/Senator Kocina

Out of Order

E. Initiative 01.29.4 - Vice President Klinkner/Senator Kocina

Out of Order

F. Initiative 01.29.5 - Vice President Klinkner/Senator Kocina

Out of Order

G. Initiative 01.29.6 - Vice President Klinkner/Senator Kocina

Out of Order

H. Initiative 01.29.7 - Vice President Klinkner/Senator Kocina

Out of Order

I. Initiative 01.29.8 - Vice President Klinkner/Senator Kocina

Out of Order

J. Initiative 01.29.9 - Vice President Klinkner/Senator Kocina

Out of Order

K. Bill 01.29.K

Title MSUSA Attendance Requirements

Bill #01.29.K

Act #123-97

Sponsor Senator Kocina

Cosponsor Senator Blakley

(The bill penalizes members who do not attend MSUSA events after making commitments.)

Whereas: The Minnesota State University Student Association, Inc. (MSUSA) continues to have problems with projected campus attendance, (specifically students affirm their planned attendance to MSUSA conferences and Presidential Board of Directors meetings and subsequently do not attend), and

Whereas: The MSSA Student Senate is one of two trouble campuses, and

Whereas: MSUSA and MSSA fees are thereby wasted without cause, be it therefore

Enacted: That individual MSSA proclaimed attendees that do not subsequently attend the entire weekend activities will be personally invoiced and billed for the entire cost of lodging and travel (if it applies), and be it further

Enacted: That individual MSSA attendees that do not attend all presidential appointed meetings will be personally invoiced and billed for the cost of lodging and travel (if it applies) for the percentage of time missed, and be it further

Enacted: That the President shall be have authority to grant excused absences, assessment of cost, and interpretation of applicability.

Senator Janssen/Pavlenko - Move to amend by deletion; the last enactment.

Coordinator Anderson - I am required to be at all conferences, this would give me no option to have an emergency. Senator Hossain (proxy Drganc) - we must take commitments seriously. Motion to amend by deletion fails.

Chair recognizes Coordinator Anderson without objection - Senator Janssen; objection to coordinator speaking.

Senate Chase/Towns - move to end debate on Bill #01.29.K.

Senator Hossain (Yunginger) - object to the consideration of the motion.

Senator Harmon - Point of Order; objection to the consideration of the motion only applies to original main motions. Chair Vye - Point Accepted.

Bill #01.29.K passes as Act #123-97.

Senator Hossain (proxy Yunginger)/Weir - move to amend something previously adopted (Act #123-97) by substitution; substitute the last enactment with, "That the President and Campus Representative shall have the authority to grant excused absences, assessment of cost, and interpretation of applicability". Senator Islam (proxy Drganc) - Yield to Senator Hossain (proxy Yunginger) - - this allows for checks and balances.

Senator Blakley/Heaton - move to amend by substitution the word "and" to the words "along with". Motion approved by consensus.

Vice President Klinkner - I think that there are enough checks. President Hanson - I have responsibilities and this hinders the implementation of them. Senator Heaton - The motion is to remove all doubt for the current President and ALL presidents to come.

Senator Chase/Heaton- move to amend by substitution; substitute the words "along with" with the words "in conjunction with". Motion approved by consensus.

Motion to amend something previously adopted (Act 123-97) by substitution fails.

Senator Hossain (proxy Drganc)/ - move to amend something previously adopted (Act 123-97)by deletion; delete the second Whereas. Vice President Klinkner - Point of Order; A Whereas is not an official part of the bill. Chair Vye - Point accepted.

Senator Chase - Calls orders of the day.

L. Bill 01.29.L

Title KRNR Standards and Accounts

Bill #01.29.L

Sponsor Senator Chase

Cosponsor Vice President Klinkner

(The bill authorizes only SAC to freeze funds).

Whereas: Page one of KRNR 88.5 CaFM's Mankato State University Student Activity Fund 1996-97 Objective and Budget Request lists it primary objectives as:

1. To serve the students and surrounding community of Mankato State University.

2. To strive toward eventual broadcasting on an available F.M. frequency.

3. To provide a working and learning environment for MSU students in all areas of radio communications to include programming, promotions, management, advertising, and on-air training.

4. Maintain quality, cutting edge music programming.

5. Extend KRNR's listening audience.

, and

Whereas: The FY96 SAC recommended (Senate/MSU approved) "a 1995-96 SAF subsidy of $9,500. SAC recognizes that this program submitted a 9% subsidy reduction. It is SAC's intent to recommend no future SAF funding, if, after one year, the station has not made significant progress to stop being a cable only carrier.", and

Whereas: The FY97 SAC recommended (Senate/MSU approved) "a SAF subsidy of $9450. SAC recommends that one half of the recommended subsidy be withheld until KRNR submits to SAC a detailed fiscal plan that address the future of KRNR conversion to F.M.", and

Whereas: Upon release of KRNR subsidy of $4725 the station was advised of SAC's 1996-97 approved recommendations, therefore be it

Enacted: The supervisor of record shall immediately notify SAC upon KRNR's deficit operation and shall freeze accounts at the recommendation of the committee, and be it further

Enacted: That SAC shall have the authority to recommend that the supervisor of record freeze accounts if it deems necessary, and be it further

Enacted: That no new operating funds shall be allocated to KRNR Cable FM until a detail fiscal proposal has been developed on the feasibility of establishing a Commercial FM station.

Senator Chase - this allows students to make the decision if KRNR's budget is frozen. President Hanson - To remain germane to this topic is difficult because of the ramifications of the Enacted. I find it hard to agree with the opinions of someone who stands to pass this. Senator Kocina - this bill does very little, it doesn't add anything new. Vice President Klinkner - it is my belief when we talk about the fate of a program we must restate the rules for clarification. If we don't remind people that we can freeze the funds, we encourage them to have a deficit spending. Senator Blakley - is the last enactment different from the budget recommendations last year? Yield to Senator Chase -- the word "operating" is added. This allows us to do other things that are not in the operating realm, such as hiring a consultant. Yield back to the Senator --- Senator Blakley - yield to Communications Board Chair Drganc. Chair Drganc - we must keep cable FM for a period of time to keep contacts, licensing, and space. Yield back to the Senator --- Senator Blakley - Yield to the Chair. Senator Harmon - this does more than a little. As asked of Senator Chase, it allows SAC to make an immediate judgment rather than the necessity for it to go through the Senate or even the Communications Board.

President Hanson/Senator Towns - request Roll Call vote.

Roll Call Vote

Voting in the affirmative: Jennifer Fiedor, Michael Mellen, Matt Chase, Christine Jirele, Emily Auseth, Vice President Francis Klinkner

Voting in the negative: Brent Larson, Steve Janssen, Peni Blakley, Matt Towns, Justin Smith, Matt Harmon, Amy Arenz

Abstaining: Chris Hennek, Jason Kocina, Shakil Hossain-proxy

Not Voting:

Not Present: Yu Sik Cho, Adam Heaton, Robert Pavlenko, Jim Jacobson, Quyntha Miller, Maruf Rafik,

Mark Distel, Roosevelt Williams, Kerry Weir, Dana Akemann, Joy Islam, Scott Perowitz, Eric Bakke

Voting with rights: President Tony Hanson

(Note that Jen Drganc did not vote as a proxy for Senator Hossain.)

Motion to approve Bill #01.29.L fails.

M. Bill 01.29.M

Title KRNR Management

Bill #01.29.M

Sponsor Senator Chase

Cosponsor Senator Kocina

(The bill states the origins of KRNR's fiscal problems for FY95 are undetermined and removes "finger of blame").

Whereas: There has been no official MSSA Student Senate determination as to the causes of student run radio KRNR Cable F.M.'s fiscal problems of 1995-96, and

Whereas: There has been irresponsible public accusation and innuendo as to the causes of those fiscal problems, therefore be it

Resolved: That the MSSA Senate officially considers the causes of KRNR 1995-96 fiscal problems to be undetermined.

Senator Chase - management issues detract us from the real issues.

Vice President Klinkner - I also question the jurisdiction. This appears to be a response to a Reporter article, the Senator stated earlier the station had a series of bad managers, now he says that management is not the issue. Which is it? Senator Mellen - this allows us to look at the operations of the station without assessing individuals and determining a future separately from it.

Senator Janssen/Towns - move to end debate. Motion passes.

Bill 01.29.N fails.

(Note that Jen Drganc did not vote as a proxy for Senator Hossain.)

Senator Janssen/Chase - motion to suspend the rules to address IX.B. Motion fails.

N. Bill 01.29.N

Title Funding Eliminate Hate Day

Bill #01.29.N

Sponsor Senator Chase

Cosponsor Senator Blakley

(The bill allocates funds and authorizes negotiations for an Eliminate Hate Day).

Whereas: The MSSA Constitution Preamble states that, "The MSSA accepts its responsibility to ensure equal opportunity in all aspects of its programs for all qualified persons regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, physical disability, reliance on public assistance, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/affectional preference, or any other class or group distinction . . . .", and

Whereas: Eliminating all types of hate is an essential part of a positive educational environment, and

Whereas: There are many crimes relating to prejudice, harassment, and ignorance on the MSU campus and in the community, therefore be it

Enacted: That the MSSA Senate supports and encourages Eliminate Hate Day Committee Representative Ms. Drganc to enter into negotiations concerning matching funds of SAF dollars and University dollars to program an Eliminate Hate Day; be it further

Enacted: That the MSSA Senate authorizes a maximum matching dollar amount of $2000; be it also

Resolved: That the MSSA Senate encourages the offices of Student Affairs and Cultural Diversity to fiscally support the project.

Senator Chase - as students we should help others become educated. Senator Kocina - I oppose funding of a program that does not have a detailed proposal. Coordinator Anderson - Ms. Drganc and I have been in communication and this is a cooperative effort. We need the financial assistance.

Senator Towns/Chase - move to postpone until a proposal is drawn.

Vice President - oppose this, I want the second enactment deleted. Senator Chase - the motion to postpones give the representative something to hold up for potential support.

Motion to postpone until a proposal is drawn passes. Bill #01.29. D is postponed.

O. Bill 01.29.O

Title Theater Allocation

Bill #01.29.O

Sponsor Senator Chase

Cosponsor President Hanson

(The bill commits matching funds for the partial construction of the Andreas studio Theater)

Whereas: The Department of Theater Arts is in the process of soliciting matching funds for the construction of a new building which will include classrooms, studios, and offices, and

Whereas: Students appreciate the financial generosity of the Lowell Andreas family given in 1995 (and previous), be it therefore

Enacted: That the MSSA Senate pledges the release of $50,000 SAF reserve dollars to the Department of Theater Arts for the construction of the Andreas studio Theater and classroom extension as part of the matching fund obligation; be it further

Enacted: That the SAF Administrator set aside $50,000 until its release and transfer upon meeting the match requirements of the Andreas grant; be it also

Resolved: That the students hope the release will encourage continued generous community financial support.

Senator Chase/Vice President Klinkner - move to refer to committee; Student Allocations Committee. Senator Chase - I will speak to each of you during the committee process, this will give me the time to do this. It also gives SAC the respect it is due. Motion to refer to committee passes. Bill #01.29.0 is referred to the Student Allocations Committee.

Speaker Bakke retrieves the gavel. (Thank you Mr. Vye).

Senator Hossain (proxy Drganc)/President Hanson - move to recess for 7 minutes. Motion passes.

VIII. Old Business

No old business was laid on the floor.

IX. Senate Committees

A. Student Allocations Committee - Chair Kocina

Questions legality of using Student Fees for Theater project. Senator Blakley asked about Union Board Chair stipends. Kocina responded that the stipends come from the Union budget. Next meeting 4pm on Tuesday.

B. Communications Board - Chair Drganc

Vice President Klinkner - Quorum Call.

Speaker Bakke - no quorum, meeting adjourned.

Speaker Bakke - we have quorum, and losing quorum doesn't mean automatic adjournment (§39). Decision reversed. We are in session.

Senator Towns - Point of Order; the speaker's gavel dropped, he cannot reverse his decision after we are adjourned. Speaker Bakke - Point Denied.

Senator Towns/President Hanson - Move to appeal the decision of the chair.

Senator Harmon/Towns - request a Roll Call vote.

Roll Call Vote

Voting in the affirmative: Brent Larson, Jennifer Fiedor, Michael Mellen, Matt Chase Peni Blakley, Justin Smith, Shakil Hossain, Scott Perowitz

Voting in the negative: Steve Janssen, Matt Towns, Jason Kocina,

Abstaining: Chris Hennek, Matt Harmon

Not Voting:

Not Present: Yu Sik Cho, Adam Heaton, Bob Pavlenko, Jim Jacobson, Quyntha Miller, Maruf Rafik, Mark Distel, Roosevelt Williams

Voting with rights: President Hanson voting no w/rights, Vice President Klinkner voting no/rights.

The motion to appeal the decision of the chair fails.

i. Communications Board Chair Report January 24, 2997

Media heads gave brief overview of events happening winter quarter. Reporter Editor requested

an extension of time for appointing new Editor. Recommendation referred to Senate.

Mike Lindamood, director of KRNR gave current status of KRNR and feasibility report on station

going FM (See Communications Board minutes). Referred to Senate. Next meeting 2/7 4:00 PM

ii. Bill 01.29.Q

Title: Application Extension for Media Head Reporter

Bill #01.29.Q

Recommendation Communications Board

Be it Resolved:

That we extend date for selection and closing of applications for selection of Reporter Editor to March 21, 1997. Interview process to begin first week of Spring quarter.

Vice President Klinkner/Senator Blakley - move to amend by addition; after "Reporter Editor", add "KRNR General Manager and Minnesota River Review Editor". Without objection the assembly accepted the amendment by consensus.

Title: Application Extension for Media Head

Bill #01.29.Q

Act #124-97

Recommendation Communications Board

Be it Resolved:

That we extend date for selection and closing of applications for selection of Reporter Editor, KRNR General Manager and Minnesota River Review Editor to March 21, 1997. Interview process to begin first week of Spring quarter.

Vice President Klinkner - Yield to Chair Drganc -- time requirement are fast approaching. Motion to amend passes. Bill #01.29.Q passes as Act #124-97.

iii. Bill 01.29.R

Title: Tentative Response to Short Term KRNR Plan

Bill #01.29.R

Recommendation Communications Board

Be it Resolved:

That KRNR stay as a cable FM, consistent with Article I, paragraph 2 of the Communications Board Article of Operation (sic).

Chair Drganc - there is another short term plan in the works.

Senator Chase/Janssen - move to postpone indefinitely. Senator Chase - the original question was asked in violation of the Communications Board's Articles of Operation. This answer cannot be approved because it will send a message we are not prepared to give. Motion to postpone indefinitely passes. Bill #01.29.R is postponed indefinitely.

iv. Bill 01.29.S

Title: KRNR Allocation for operations and consultant

Bill #01.29.S

Recommendation Communications Board

Be it Resolved:

That the second part of allocation be released to KRNR. That Senate allocate money to research possibilities or engage consultant.

Chair Drganc - have begun looking at estimates on a consultant. Owl Engineering is aware of a 6000 watt frequency that the FCC will be allowing petitions on. Anyone can apply even though one group has made the original request. Could have a lower watt that would cover part of the city. Small likeliness that this is available. The cost is $500 to $750 for a radio non-commercial search or commercial search. Engineering fees are $3000 to $3500 and legal fees are about the same. One year after petition acceptance, the FCC gives a permit to construct the station. The cost depends on our needs $50,000 to $200,000.

Senator Janssen/Kocina - move to refer to committee; SAC. Senator Janssen - I have not seen enough action. Senator Kocina - I think SAC needs to look at details. Vice President Klinkner - opposed to refer to SAC. I think it should be amended and fixed. Motion to refer to committee passes. The Bill #01.29.S is referred to Student Allocations Committee.

v. Bill 01.29.T

Title: KRNR Debt Forgiveness

Bill #01.29.T

Recommendation Communications Board

Be it Resolved:

That KRNR debt be forgiven for fiscal year 1996.

Senator Kocina - do not forgive, we have $45,000 of other debts we need to then forgive. Senator Janssen - let's clean the slate and focus on the current KRNR issues. Vice President Klinkner - departments and programs must be responsible. Senator Chase - the last time we forgave a debt was to KRNR in 1989 for $20,000 and we swore never to do it again. Let's live by that. In fact, in July of 1991 the Reporter asked to be forgiven for $6,000 of a $10,536 deficit, the Senate did not approve and neither did the Communications Board. Senator Mellen - I oppose. Senator Auseth - I don't get my debts forgiven and neither should KRNR. Senator Jacobson - what happens when they are out of money? Can they still be able to operate? Yield to Senator Chase -- they are out of money now, to the tune of $120.33. --- Senator Jacobson - so what do we do? Senator Perowitz - need a proposal on the future.

Bill #01.29.T fails. (President Hanson was the only yes vote.)

Vice President Klinkner calls for a quorum call. Speaker calls Roll Call.

Roll Call

Senators in attendance: Brent Larson, Chris Hennek, Michael Mellen, Jim Jacobson, Matt Chase, Steve Janssen, Peni Blakley, Jason Kocina, Justin Smith, Joy Islam, Matt Harmon, Emily Auseth, Shakil Hossain, Scott Perowitz

Senators absent: Yu Sik Cho, Adam Heaton, Jennifer Fiedor, Robert Pavlenko, Quyntha Miller, Maruf Rafik, Matt Towns, Mark Distel, Roosevelt Williams, Christine Jirele, Kerry Weir, Dana Akemann, Amy Arenz

Also in attendance: Eric Bakke, President Tony Hanson, Vice President Francis Klinkner, Gabe Vye

Vice President Klinkner/Senator Blakley - move to adjourn. Motion passes.

(Kocina/Chase voted no to adjourn.)

Speaker Bakke adjourned the meeting at 10:15 pm.