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Live Blog: ASM’s “Silent” Session

March 23, 2011

Hello All,
So lasts week’s live blog let’s just say…left much to be desired, so I’ve decided to try a different approach for this week. I am posting the full agenda for the meeting. As the night progresses I will fill in the agenda pieces as they are touched on. Hope this makes the blog easier for you to read and for me to write 🙂 Enjoy!

I. Roll call (9:38 PM): Secretary Cody Ostenson calls roll

II. Announcements: Chair Nichols advises people to file their reports. Also applications for Nominations Board are up, as of today there has only been on application. So if you are interested sign up!

III. Removal or impeachment of Representatives, filling of vacancies in the Student
Council and swearing in of new Representatives: NONE

IV. Open Forum (9:43PM):

1. Adam Brobinder not a UW Student comes to speak about a policy that the university will hopefully take on to help American sign language for various languages. It will be a good opportunity for UW students. McBurney is already trying to pass this legislation and is hoping for support from ASM

OPENS FLOOR TO QUESTION

Rep. Melissa Hanely: thinks this is a great idea offers shared governance and university affairs committee as good groups to seek out to help with this policy –> moves to contact both chairs to work with the McBurney Center

Rep. Sarah Neibert: would you be willing to come to a meeting on Monday for university affairs

*Adam: yes

2. Representatives for  Intercultural Night come to discuss the event and explain why the need grant money. The goal of this event is to  promote diversity on campus. This event gives intercultural groups on campus an opportunity to talk about their different cultures. They are incurring extra fees from the Union in addition to costs for printing and paper. They are trying to design their own fliers and posters, and need ASM grant money for such costs.

OPEN FLOOR TO QUESTION

Rep Diaz: have you applied for any other events

* reps: yes, however we were denied, and have been actively trying to get new places to get grants from

Rep Hanely: you mentioned you received some money from ISS, what are you doing with those funds

*we have other events that we host throughout the year. the money that we get from ISS is up to our discretion and we will be using it for our other events

3. Rep. Sarah Niebart: just got back from Rwanda, thanking ASM for the grant money for Hillel which took the group there. Also first town hall meeting coming up March 29th 6-8 PM! Also somewhat disappointed in council who did not invite people to the town hall meeting or pass out fliers

OPEN FLOOR TO QUESTIONS (9:51PM)

4. Wisperg President Rashi: gives update on Wisperg clean up day. Energy service group visited schools in Green Bay, Racine and Waukesha and educated over 300 students on conserving and using energy. Still working on bottle water contracts on campus…trying to make huge visibility display on Bascom for this Friday, so check it out!

OPEN FLOOR TO QUESTIONS

5. Rep. Diaz: talks about his Latin fraternity and upcoming events

OPEN FORUM CLOSED (9:56PM)

V. Adoption of the Agenda:

Rep. Beemsterboer would like to add “Intercultural Night” and “Lambda Theta Phi” legislation to the table

PASSES

Rep. Johnson would like to table items 7-11

*Rep Hanley: haven’t we tabled items for the past few meetings

Rep. Hilliard would like to Move 12A to item 14C…time sensitive and needs to be addressed immediately

PASSES (10:00PM)

Chair Williams calls for strong support from student council body to reach out to students in regards to the New Badger Partnership. People are asking what members of ASM think, so there needs to be feedback from constituents

*Rep Niebart: I have actually recieved criticism from other student governments for ASM not taking a bigger stance on this issue, so people need to start thinking about his

*Rep Hanely: is that our intent? to take a stance?

Williams: That is not MY intent, however we should have some sort of platform that we can take to the capitol..plans to break council into 2 or 3 segments next week and discuss this issue more in depth.

NEW LEGISLATION:

a. 17-0323-02 SACGB Composition Change -Chair Zibell: certain limitations to running a building within the confines of student gov’t. thinking of way to reform SAC board…needs a small working group to run the building. The new composition is 6 members including the chair, one from student council, one person from student print, someone from the front desk and SSFC. some friendly amendments will be added next meeting. (10:10PM)

OPEN FLOOR TO QUESTIONS

LEGISLATION PASSES (10:18PM)

XIII. Old Business:
a. 17-0302-02 Student Judiciary Precedent – Rep. Kate Fifield make us follow our own rules, assist new justices and work with old cases rather than form new opinions. Asks you to pass this legislation

OPENS FLOOR TO QUESTIONS

OPENS FLOOR TO DEBATE

Rep. Niebart: this is a very important legislation to pass

LEGISLATION APPROVED – BYLAWS ENACTED

Intercultural Night:
Beemsterboer: this is a good event and I see no reason why we cannot grant them the funds

LEGISLATION PASSED

Lambda Theta Phi:

Chair Williams ask that Rep. Diaz not be a sponsor for this event because he is involved with the group.

Rep. Beemsterboer: based on what they are requesting, and the fact that they will not only be screening the movie, but bringing in the director to talk about his vision, they feel like this request is reasonable

OPEN FLOOR TO QUESTIONS (10:10PM)

Rep. Niebart: where will this movie be screened

* Rep Diaz: the Kohl Center and the other screening is to be announced at this moment

VI. Reading and Approval of the Minutes:

XI.  Special Orders:

XII. Introduction of New Legislation:
a. 17-0323-01 LGBT CC Day of Silence – Rep. Hilliard asks ASM to support this event. They have 10 busses coming in the year and hoping to make it the biggest Day of Silence on the UW campus to date

OPENS FLOOR TO QUESTIONS

OPENS FLOOR  TO DEBATE

Too many people talking to quickly! Essentially, this is a very important event. If ASM should pass this legislation the council needs to show solidarity in supporting the event.

LEGISLATION PASSES

MOTIONS TO ADJOURN (10:24PM)

XVI. Roll call: Adjourning roll call taken by Secretary Cody Ostenson


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One Comment leave one →
  1. Ryan permalink
    March 23, 2011 8:44 pm

    Will there be pig and or cupcakes tonight?

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