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SAC Budget Hearing

April 17, 2002

Meeting called to order at 3:07 P.M. by Speaker Rachel D. Noah

Roll Call (Present, Absent, Proxy-Excused)
Senators Present
Samantha Gallion 12-3-0, Daniela Rumpf 27-0-0, Byron Pike 27-0-0, Ryan L. Haugen 8-0-0, Andrew Menden 27-0-0, Jessica Giordani 6-0-0, Richard Dueser 24-0-0, Brian Mullin 25-0-2, Jayson Read 27-0-0, Katie Garrity 27-0-0, Rhys Gaffer 6-0-0, Stephanie White 26-1-0, Ashley Guetter 23-0-0, Hailey Schmitz 5-0-0, Celeste Hollerud 8-0-0, Andy Nelson 7-0-0, Jessica Boyd 8-0-0, Joe Muggli 27-0-0, Stacy Wiech 20-0-3, Ian Radtke 25-0-1-1, Zach Biesanz 20-0-3, James Tung 26-1-0, Monica Klein 20-3-4, Cassandra Linkenmeyer 18-3-2,

Senators Absent

Bethany Jackson 11-4-0

Executive Staff Present

Roger White Owl
Executive Staff Absent
Roger White Owl, Uzair Shaffi

Presentation and Appeals

Ryan Stevens- Program Coordinator-Campus Recreation

Coordinator of Fitness, Wellness and Special Events position-Appreciate continued support for Campus Recreation. Campus Recreation program has grown leaps and bounds, very pleased with SAC recommendation except for not supporting the new coordinator position. Survey done a couple years ago showed that students want a better quality recreation program and facility. Campus Rec hired a new director and coordinator and with new facilities participation has increased. Student participation is increasing leaps and bounds. Continue to see steady increase. Full time professionals

are vital to running a program with continuity. Time and dedication of grad assists is two-fold

they have to work on education. A full time professional is strongly needed. With a full-time professional you get 100% time, 100% dedication, professionalism and a lot of experience. This position would affect students, basically, now an undergraduate coordinator runs program, and do not offer strength or wellness in program. See and hear everyday from students that they want a

professional hired to run aerobics, exercise testing, wellness. Students want new programs

that are not now offered. This position would be in coloration with Human Performance, Health Services and Campus Rec. They have space, equipment.. Start up fees would be very neutral because of collaboration. This would benefit students the next day, not only short term life styles but also ten years down the road. This has an immediate impact on students. St. Cloud State has 6 full time

Professionals in Rec. UNI has nine full time professionals. Comparing to pier institutions

we only have two. More professionals will make the program that much better. Very

appreciative of the things down in the past and this year.

Senator Garrity-At other schools-do you know who pays for this?

Ryan Stevens-Probably student fees.

Senator Gaffer-How many students do you serve?

Ryan Stevens-About 1,300 students a day, and this is increasing every semester.

Chair Pike-Speak for self and committee-would love to have a Program Coordinator for Fitness and SACyhhnm n//* has made a commitment to Campus Rec in the past two years. Recommending a $231,423

allocation-that is an increase. Can not make all changes in one year. Students do want

more equipment-that is why SAC recommended $40,000 for equipment and Appreciation

Fund. Students do need this position but it is not fiscally responsible at this time.

Senator Gaffer-With the amount of students that this would serve-do you still believe that this is not a needed position.?

Chair Pike-We do agree they need it, but not at this time.

Senator Gaffer-With budget presentation made and cost of liability and cost of insurance (with draw)

Chair Pike-Clarification-SAC Committee has no anticipation that Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach would spend time in Campus Rec.

Consideration of SAF budget

Repertory Dance

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $4,000. Funded as requested.

Straight forward request for supplies and materials.

Senator Muggli-This is a small increase, fiscally responsible.

Senator Dueser-Support this increase.

Motion passes

Ethnic Student Activities

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $27,500. They wanted an increase for travel, some of the travel included meal costs. Some events they covered meals and some they did not. Also, along with that we funded all the conferences they are going to-we did feel some of the Art shows etc. should not be coming out of student fees. Felt they desired an inflationary increase.

Senator Read-How many conferences will be funded?

Chair Pike-Five conferences.

Senator Pike-Food for thought-maybe not even give them the $500 increase-student travel is over $12,000. We don’t need to give them a gift of $500.00.

Senator Muggli-I think the SAC committee did take a look at decide travel was too much. This group

does a lot of good and brings good conferences to the universities for persons of color. Also support

the extra $500.00.

Senator Read-Am in favor of allocating the proposed amount-diversity is important at the university

and in sending students out.

Motion passes

Forensics

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $18,830

Original request-was for $21,265.00 This request included funding for new computers. Did not feel student activity fees should pay for this increase. Recommend that Information and Technology Services be contacted to request addition to rotation lost of the ACC.

Senator Muggli-Do you believe that funding forensics in the amount of $8,830 is fiscally responsible

Chair Pike-Yes, these students still do have many out of pocket costs.

Motion passes

Health Services

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $1,015,797. Funded as requested.

This increase is due to salaries, adding a .4 position in the morning to assist in making appointments.

Felt this was a good addition, liability insurance has gone up.

Senator Gaffer-Within that budget is the Health Service depreciation included?

Chair Pike-That is in depreciation fund

Senator Muggli-This is for all students on campus to be provided good health care on campus. The extra money is a good expense.

Senator Read-This is one of the best things on the line items that are for all students, it is worthy.

Motion passes

Health Service Depreciation Fund

No funding requested.

Putting in no new money. Currently a cap, meaning if they have a surplus they can not put it into this. SAC has raised this to $70,000. They do not want a cap, but it is best to have a safe guard there. SAC would entertain this to be raised to $150,000.00

Motion Senator Gaffer/Senator Muggli

R# 04.17.02 A

Amend the SAC budget recommendation for Health Services Depreciation Fund. Change the amount of the Health Service Depreciation Fund to be capped at $150,000.00

Senator Wiech-In favor of this because affordable health care for college students is crucial.

Motion to amend

Motion to amend passes unanimously

SAC Motion passes as amended

Intercollegiate Athletics

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $974,280.00. Represents base funding of $924.780 and one time of $49,700 for travel to Colorado. This is not built into base, it currently comes out of reserve. $92,780 is for fundamental cost of sports Also funded the Strength & Conditioning Coach for

$42,000.

Senator Muggli/Senator Read-Move to amend by substitution

R# 04.17.02B

The 69th MSSA Senate recommends funding $974,280 for the line item Intercollegiate Athletics. This amount includes a temporary allotment of $42,000 for a Strength and Conditioning Coach for this year. The allotment will continue each year for a total of four years. The time remaining on the allotment will be noted in the Student Activity Fee budget each year. At the end of the four-year period, this allocation will be reviewed to determine if the funding will continue to come from student activity fees or if the funding will be taken from another non-SAF source.

Senator Muggli-Rationale: Currently there are no coaches funded through activity fees. Other sources of funding must be acquired after this four-year period. We do not want to set a precedent for this coach, or other coaches, to be funded through student activity fees in the future.

Senator Muggli-Have talked to many people about funding this position, pretty much everyone is even-some students are all for the position, others not. We need to compromise. This is the best compromise we can have. We will give it a try for a while, this allows the athletic department time to find other funding for the position.

Senator Read-I and others attended a Student Athletic Advisory meeting, we were told that four

years is very adequate, this would bring in a good Strength and Conditioning Coach.

President White Owl-Last year when this item came up some people were against it, now the athletes

have spoken. This is a good compromise, for us to be fiscally responsible and it is good for the student body.

Senator Gaffer-Have had contact with students for and against. Rise in favor, we want to show

third floor that we were in a position to research this and make the best judgment in a linked grouping

for students.

Senator Klein-Could next year’s senate look at this and not see a benefit and not fund, or is this

definitely for four years?

Speaker-Budget is reviewed every year. This motion is to keep this in the budget, but to look at this

position every year.

Senator Pike-Even if we leave it the way we recommend it, it can be cut next year. We need this

position and it will not come from any outer source but us. Maybe in four years, we will want

to fund it. Or maybe Athletics can fund it themselves in four year. This is a temporary fix.

Motion to amend passes unanimously

Chair Pike-Even without the Strength and Coaching Coach position this is a significant increase,

but this position is important, had a great time at football this past fall, we should fill the stands.

Senator Haugen-Rise in support, these athletes did something no other group has done. They gave

10% of the vote of our constituents to us.

President White Owl-Student athletes and students spoke out for this. This will be great for our campus.

SAC Motion passes as amended

International Students

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $34,000. SAC recommendation reflects that the program anticipates a $4,900 (estimate) surplus in FY 02.

Requested $38,800, they received $30,000 last year. They had a surplus and were asked to spend

it down. Took their request down so they can spend it to zero.

Senator Guetter-Does this cover food?

Chair Pike-This is for ethnic food for a special night that they may need to purchase from the Twin Cities.

Senator Guetter-In favor of this-their events are very good and offer so much to students.

Senator Muggli-Completely in favor of funding this. They do a lot of good to this university.

Motion passes unanimously

Campus Recreation

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $231,423.00. SAC does not support funding a new Program Coordinator for Fitness, Wellness, and Special Events position. SAC does not support the request for replacement of the retractable gym curtain in Schellberg Gym. SAC does not support the proposed purchase of computers. SAC suggests that Information and Technology Services be contacted to request addition to rotation list of the ACC.

Chair Pike-Strongly recommend you not make any amendments to this. Would like to point out an error, they are actually getting over $271,423 They do deserve it, but we are not going to fund it.

Senator Dueser-Please clarify error

Chair Pike-Misspoke about the amount.

Senator Read-Do you see funding this in the future?

Chair Pike-I would certainly hope so in the next couple years.

Senator Gaffer/Senator Wiech

R#04.17.02 C

Amend the SAC budget recommendation for Campus Recreation to include an additional $44,936.00 to pay for a new Program Coordinator For Fitness, Wellness & Special Programs position. This position would be a permanent increase to the Campus Recreation base budget.

Senator Gaffer-We are talking about serving more students in two days, we are serving the

whole campus by this. We have many students using facilities, it is used for classes and

activities. Why wait? We are in a budget deficit? .15 per day and benefits many students.

Senator Muggli-You have seen how much the increase has been, we support Campus Rec,

Yes this would be a good idea but we can not have everything

Senator Nelson-If the athletes are going to get a Strength and Conditioning Coach the students

should deserve some one nearly as equal.

Senator Dueser-We are already increasing their budget by 121%. The service the students require

is the equipment, that is more important than an additional staff position. This is ood for equipment but the position is not as important in addition to what they already employ.

Senator Gallion-In favor of this because use these facilities and know what I could benefit from

this position. It would benefit the rest of the student population. That is what we are ultimately

here for.

Senator Schmitz-Support this as well.

Senator Garrity-Do not support amending this, it would be good some day, but we should not

continue to give them everything they want. We should address this at another time. Just because we gave it to athletes does not mean we should fund this also.

Senator Read-Also in opposition, more equipment would benefit students.

Senator Wiech-Speaking as a former CA, from that perspective, we do things to educate on a

life level. Everyone needs that, this would be an enormous resource. Living a healthy lifestyle is what we all want. There is more to being healthy than equipment.

Senator Giordani-Oppose this; we are setting a precedent by funding two positions.

Senator Klein-Am in favor of this amendment, we should not fund because we funded athletes.

However, we would be looking at this differently if they had a petition. What good does it do to have

equipment if you don’t know how to use it.

Senator Pike-Strongly oppose at this time. We are significantly funding Campus Rec at this time.

Let’s think about the student body at large. Numbers also include intramurals etc. so they are

deceiving. We want Campus Rec to be open and fully funded. We are adding $40,000 for new equipment. We need to draw the line some where. This all adds up, we need to make some tough choices, maybe we can wait a year.

Senator Haugen-Oppose this, there needs to be investigation and hear what the student body wants.

Maybe it would be possible for the Campus Rec to come up with creative ideas on using their money.

I see need but can’t personally afford a trainer. SAC has done a wonderful job on budget recommendations. .

President White Owl-You need to be able to use equipment properly but I feel this is not the

right time to fund this. Rise in opposition.

Senator Guetter-It is hard to find a place to even shoot baskets in Campus Rec, but don’t think this person would work wonders.

Senator Gaffer-I would like to reiterate to this body the idea that when we pay for staff positions

it is for the benefit of the entire campus. This appeal is the idea that this would be a point person

that could give leadership and knowledge to grad students and undergrads. This is a need not something high in the sky.

Senator Nelson-Support this motion, the SAC recommended increase is 65% not 100%.

Senator Biesanz-I don’t think there could be a better time because we are funding for athletes, and this

would benefit all students.

Motion to amend

Roll Call vote

Senators voting no

Daniela Rumpf, Byron Pike, Ryan Haugen, Andrew Menden, Jessica Giordani, Richard Dueser, Brian Mullin, Jayson Read, Katie Garrity, Stephanie White, Ashley Guetter, Celeste Hollerud, Jessica Boyd, Joe Muggli

Senators voting yes

Samantha Gallion, Rhys Gaffer, Hailey Schmitz, Andy Nelson, Ian Radtke, Monica Klein, James Tung, Stacy Wiech, Zach Biesanz, Cassandra Linkenmeyer

Executive Staff voting no

President Roger White Owl

Motion to amend fails 15-10

SAC Motion passes unanimously

Chair Pike-Point of information-as an accounting major that is 90%.

Campus Recreation Equipment Depreciation Fund (new)

SAC recommends one time funding of $40,000. SAC recommends that a depreciation fund be established for Campus Recreation. SAC recommends a one time subsidy of $40,000 (SAF reserve). This would be capped at $50,000. It would be the intent to allocate up to $20,000 annually to this fund and have any year-end operating budget surpluses transferred to the fund until the fund cap is reached. To access this fund, requests must be submitted through SAC and the normal budget processes.

Chair Pike-They are being given this to rotate out old equipment and add new. Giving 40,000 to catch up.

Motion passes

LGBC

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $5,000. Funded as requested.

Chair Pike-SAC feels they have done a good job and deserve funding.

Senator Nelson-This is a 0% increase.

Chair Pike-They have been fiscally responsible, I commend them for that.

Senator Gaffer/Senator Giordani

R#04.17.02D

Amend the SAC recommendation for the LGBC to include an additional $11,112.00 for another graduate student position for that office’s budget for 2002-2003.

Senator Gaffer-We are talking about an office that is only open a minimum of hours. They have

done great outreach. They have someone prepared to take this position. They can use support.

Senator Giordani-The LGBC provides important services in community. Services many

students. As one of the oldest LGBC programs in the Midwest the least we could do is

to provide adequate funding.

Senator Wiech-Who pays for grad students now?

Speaker-The same as all the offices on campus.

Senator Read-Will this be a one time funding?

Speaker-The budget is decided every year.

Senator Garrity-I agree they provide excellent programming, but they did not even ask for this.

We gave them what they asked for.

Senator Pike-I strongly oppose this, they did not ask for this, that sets a bad precedent. They have

done a good job. They have only been funded for one year. Thought went into request for SAC.

We should not fund something they did not even ask for.

Senator Muggli-Look around this room, we are completely pro queer etc. By not funding it does

not say we do not support, but they did not even ask for this. Revisit this in the future.

Senator Gaffer-With the process that happened with LGBC this year, they wanted strategic

planning. This happened under SLD&SL, along with that I have had conversations and this

should have been appealed. This would provide good service that has been talked about. This

does have advisory because of resources of SLD&SL. While it does seem different to

present it at this time, they do need adequate support.

Senator Dueser-It occurs to me that it is a desire on the part of LGBC to lie low and not be intimidated.

I will support this.

Senator Radtke-Also support this because they serve Mankato at large because there are few

resources on campus and in town. Town needs education, anyone that wants to listen.

Senator Read-While the idea is noble and worth while. I rise in opposition, it would be

irresponsible to give money that was not requested. If they would have asked for it I would

have supported it, but they did not ask for it.

Senator Haugen-I too oppose because we did not look over recommendation and see the need

for this. Value diversity and had this proposal been in budget would have supported, but we

can not just add money. They should have been more prepared. We need to look at that.

Senator Radtke-History of LGBC. It is the oldest of its kind in the state. They did not request

to be added last year as a line item. People are now stepping up and asking for this.

Senator Mullin-Not that I am opposed to this but last year they did request to be a line item.

They requested $2,500.00 last year. Senate made them a line item and gave them $5,000.

Motion to amend

Division

Motion Fails

Senator Muggli-Everyone agrees to fully support and hopefully in the future it will be more funded.

SAC Motion passes

Minnesota River Review

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $7,370. Funded as requestd

Chair Pike-This is a good resource for people wanting to be published. There is concern for this being

an undergrad publication and not a grad publication. Voice your concerns.

Senator Guetter-Where are they distributed?.

Senator Dueser-Is this fulfilling the purpose as an undergrad publication?

Senator Muggli-How many issues do they publish?

Chair Pike-They are coming out twice a year. In a year 1500 copies.

Senator Garrity-Of that 1500 how many get sent away?

Chair Pike-Believe only 500 get sent away.

Senator Wiech-How many are they supposed to do in a year?

Chair Pike-Two

Senator Biesanz-Move for a caucus.

Senator Gaffer-Rise in favor of SAC recommendation. There are policy concerns, we need to

provide forum for students to publish.

Senator White/Senator Boyd

R#04.17.02 D

Add to the line item Minnesota River Review the contingency that 90% of those published in

Minnesota River Review must be Minnesota State University, Mankato students.

Furthermore, all award winners receiving prizes from Minnesota River Review be Minnesota State University, Mankato students.

Senator White-I feel it should be undergraduate students from MSU. Fees are paying for this.

Senator Boyd-I agree with Senator White, fees are for students from MSU.

Senator Read-Is this a contingency thing, whereas if they don’t have this, they would not

be getting there funding?

Speaker-That is the message that we would be sending to the Administration.

Senator Muggli-Can this type of policy change take place in Communications Board?

Senator Dueser-The 90% is reasonable from what they already do.

Senator White-Prizes are part of their budget request.

Coordinator Fortune-They told us that a non MSU student would not receive a prize.

Senator Gaffer-I understand intent because policy was made without going through proper

channels.

Senator Muggli-I support it.

Motion to amend passes

SAC Motion passes as amended abstain President White Owl

Music Ensembles

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $72,000. This represents base funding of $69,000 and one time of $3,000. SAC recommendation reflects the 15% increase in student involvement and participation in the 14 university ensembles and the estimate of total concert attendance of more than 100,000. SAC recommends one time funding of $3,000 (SAF reserve) to partially support the Concert Choir tour to Europe in the summer of 2003. SAC does have a major concern with student fees purchasing music for academic classes and feel if music is shared by ensembles and academia costs should be shared.

Chair Pike-All explanation is in the SAC response.

Senator Guetter-In favor of this, was a member of the women’s chorale, many majors are represented.

This is a place to share talent. Everyone can get involved.

Senator Garrity-In favor of this, this is a great program.

Motion passes

Post Season Tournament Travel

No request

President White Owl-No brainer.

Motion passes

Premiere Lecture Series

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $40,000. SAC anticipates program will return $18,000 due to P/T moratorium tht went into effect March 1, 2002.

Chair Pike-Strongly recommend

Senator Read-This benefits and is available to all students.

Motion passes

Reporter

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $65,600. Funded as requested. Adjustments may need to be made when labor contracts are approved by Legislature.

Chair Pike-Increases are for salaries that we cannot control and that they will be doing one more

issue next year. They have done an excellent job.

Senator Gaffer-I rise in favor. They do a fine job of representing the student voice, and they try

to improve themselves.

Motion passes

Reporter Depreciation Fund

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 of $4,000.00. Funded as requested. Current account balance $10,554.24.

Chair Pike-This is like Campus Rec, it is for equipment.

Motion passes

SAF Administration

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $172,569. Funded as requested. Adjustments may need to be made when labor contracts are approved by Legislature. This budget includes campus express bus service, liability insurance, copyright charges, and other costs related to student fee budget overview.

Chair Pike-This covers Student Union staffing.

Motion passes

Spirit/Cheerleaders

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $10,000. Funded as requested.

SAC recognizes that they do a lot for the university and they do fundraising.

Motion passes

Student Ambassadors (new)

SAC recommends no funding

Chair Pike-Currently not a line item, they are an RSO. It would be difficult . There are also

resources for them to get money like SOAFC.

Senator Gaffer-Do they have ties to Mankato community Ambassadors?

Chair Pike-Don’t know.

Senator Garrity-Are any other line items RSO’s?

Speaker-There are RSO’s under line items.

Senator Garrity-I agree with SAC recommendation although some organizations that fundraise

do have some base budgets. I understand this may not be the best way of getting funding. Support

SAC’s recommendation of not funding.

Motion passes

Student Leadership Development & Service-Learning

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $493,400. Represents base funding of $473,400 and one time of $20,000. Funded as requested with one time funding of $20,000 (SAF reserve) for a concert. SAC requests that SDL&SL work with the Midwest Wireless Civic Enter as a concert venue. Adjustments to subsidy will need to be made to cover negotiated labor contracts to current staff when contracts are approved by Legislature. SAC anticipates concert program will return $20,000 due to P/T moratorium that went into effect March 1, 2002.

Chair Pike-SAC wants them to talk to the Civic Center and this could generate funding.

Senator Garrity-Did they think this is a possibility?

Chair Pike-They have never talked to them.

Senator Gaffer-Move for caucus.

Senator Garrity/Senator Nelson

R#04.17.02F

Amend the SAC recommendation to remove the amount of $26,170.00 from the SLD&SL line item for the added Administrative Assistant position.

Senator Garrity-We have not seen any specific reason for a need of additional staff. There are things that could be looked at in the budget where they could get money from.

Senator Nelson-Feel this budget is adequate.

Senator Gaffer-We have not done research to see if this budget is padded. We need to look at

this in a clear way. They want consistency as we want this for our office.

Senator Klein-In opposition to this, they need this for consistency. Work study can only do so

much and manage details.

Chair Pike-Agree with this motion, just as we did in Campus Rec. Student workers have done

a good job. They are currently managing. We don’t need more money going to salaries.

Senator Muggli-In favor of this motion. We do see people down there, but most of the people

down there do know what is going on. If it takes a minute to get an answer, most students

would wait and not want to fund.

Senator Guetter-In favor of this motion. When I had a question on volunteerism I got my answer

right away. I also talked to the worker she said she also had to work for films.

Senator Gaffer-What we are talking about is consistency and outreach, they run so many programs,

this would be a tremendous asset. Pass them some support staff.

Senator Garrity-There are many students, but $26,000 is a lot to pay for continuity. They have many

work study students, many people know what is going on. We should not spend money that would

help but is not necessary.

Senator Gallion-Against this. I see where one extra person would allow students to get their

things down and they could work on programming.

Senator Pike-I would like to point out that in our office, we all pitch in. They have done this

in the past, they could continue to do this. We are all ready spending over $200,000 in salaries.

Senator Dueser-Support amendment-in light of current budget this is not responsible.

Roll Call

Students voting yes

Byron Pike, Ryan Haugen, Andrew Menden, Jessica Giordani, Richard Dueser, Brian Mullin, Jayson Read, Katie Garrity, Stephanie White, Ashley Guetter, Hailey Schmitz, Celeste Hollerud, Andy Nelson, Jessica Boyd, Joe Muggli, Ian Radtke, James Tung, Stacy Wich, Zach Biesanz

Students voting no

Samantha Gallion, Rhys Gaffer, Monica Klein, Cassandra Linkenmeyer

Abstain

Daniela Rumpf

Executive Staff voting no

Roger White Owl

Motion on amendment passes

Senator Muggli-We all like going there and the events they put on and we should support the SAC recommendation. .

Senator Gaffer-I support what we are allowing them to have.

Senator Haugen-I think they are doing well and I think they are being fiscally responsible.

SAC Motion passes as amended ($467,230)

Student Organizations (SOAFC)

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $4,500. Funded as requested.

Chair Pike-This is for organizations to have funds for event on campus.

Motion passes

Student Senate

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $79,078. Adjustments may need to be made when labor contracts are approved by Legislature.

Senator Gaffer-Did they make a presentation?

Chair Pike-No they did not.

Senator Tung-Where is the $700.00 income coming from?

Chair Pike-MSUSA reimbursement

Senator Dueser-An increase of less than $3,000 is not even inflation. This is reasonable.

Senator Gaffer-I rise in favor in that we spend that on office help and the student attorney

Motion passes

Theatre

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $62,144. Funded as requested.

Senator Muggli-I completely support this. It is great to support our students and see how much

Theatre raises for themselves. This is some of the best money we spend.

Motion passes

Women’s Center

SAC recommends a 2002-2003 subsidy of $16,000. Recommendation reflects increased support to address programming objectives i.e. speaker fees for Women’s History Month, sexual violence awareness and prevention awareness, women’s leadership and marketing it’s services to students.

Request was for $20,000. We don’t want to keep doubling budget.

Senator Dueser/Senator Giordani

R#04.17.02G

Amend by substitution the line item Women’s Center to the amount $20,000.

Senator Dueser-This office serves approximately 50% of the students on this campus. It also

serves men, educating them on women’s issues. This not only provides space but activities

for students on campus. Arbitrarily is not acceptable.

Senator Giordani-Agree with this, this is an office that provides an incredible amount of service for

the entire campus.

Senator Pike-They are fiscally responsible. Where is the comfortable point where they are not

going to keep doubling their request?

Senator Garrity-Oppose the motion. We need to have a basis for spending. They are offering

fantastic services for $8,000. Let’s stick with SAC request

Senator Gaffer-Director Rosenfeld is doing a fantastic job. They need money for speakers and

programs.

Senator Mullin-In favor of $16,000 amount. This is for programming for gender issues. They

have done a wonderful job.

Senator Dueser-I would like senate to consider that doubling budget makes perfect sense. This

is a new office on campus that provides service to community.

Senator Muggli-I support funding $20,000 for this office. It says Women’s Center, yet I feel

welcome when I go into the office. They support everyone that goes into that office. This is

a small amount for what they offer.

Motion to amend-passes

SAC Motion passes as amended ($20,000)

Non-budgeted Fund Requests

SAC recommends allocating $30,000. Funds used for Supplemental Program and RSO Travel requests.

Motion passes

Approval of budget as a whole as amended.

3,385.321.00

Roll Call

Senators voting yes

Samantha Gallion, Daniela Rumpf, Byron Pike, Ryan Haugen, Andrew Menden, Jessica Giordani, Richard Dueser, Brian Mullin, Jayson Read, Ktie Garrity, Rhys Gaffer, Stephanie White, Ashley Guetter, Hailey Schmitz, Celeste Hollerud, Andy Nelson, Jessica Boyd, Joe Muggli, Ian Radtke, Monica Klein, James Tung, Stacy Wiech, Zach Biesanz, Cassandra Linkenmeyer

Executive Staff voting yes

President Roger White Owl

SAC motion passes as amended unanimously

Chair Pike-Appreciate hard work of committee members and senators hard work research and in asking questions.

Roll Call (Present, Absent, Proxy-Excused)
Senators Present
Samantha Gallion 12-3-0, Daniela Rumpf 27-0-0, Byron Pike 27-0-0, Ryan L. Haugen 8-0-0, Andrew Menden 27-0-0, Jessica Giordani 6-0-0, Richard Dueser 24-0-0, Brian Mullin 25-0-2, Jayson Read 27-0-0, Katie Garrity 27-0-0, Rhys Gaffer 6-0-0, Stephanie White 26-1-0, Ashley Guetter 23-0-0, Hailey Schmitz 5-0-0, Celeste Hollerud 8-0-0, Andy Nelson 7-0-0, Jessica Boyd 8-0-0, Joe Muggli 27-0-0, Stacy Wiech 20-0-3, Ian Radtke 25-0-1-1, Zach Biesanz 20-0-3, James Tung 26-1-0, Monica Klein 20-3-4, Cassandra Linkenmeyer 18-3-2,

Senators Absent

Bethany Jackson 11-4-0

Executive Staff Present

Roger White Owl
Executive Staff Absent
Roger White Owl, Uzair Shaffi