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Student Council Meeting Recap: October 2

Posted: 2019-10-03 12:49:16   Expiration: 2040-10-10 13:49:16

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The Associated Students of Madison Student Council met on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Chair Menden forwarded the Nominations Board fall appointments to Student Council and shared how over the past three weeks the Nominations Board fielded applications, made paper cuts and interviewed candidates for 17 open ASM positions. Chair Downer moved for a roll call vote. With a vote of 18-0-1, the vote passed and the appointments were approved. Representative Alnuaimi, Representative Kong and Representative Reed were sworn in. Representative Reed was appointed to the Grant Allocation Committee by unanimous consent. There were no nominations for an appointment of a representative to the Nominations Board. Finally, there were no nominations for an appointment of a representative to the Student Services Finance Committee. Chair Goyal introduced a motion to approve recent shared governance appointments. With a vote of 19-0-3, the shared governance appointments passed and were approved. Representative Ben-Yitschak introduced new legislation to implement a “Wiscard Design Committee” that would work to place the phone numbers of the University of Wisconsin Police Department, University Health Services Mental Health Crisis Line and Rape Crisis Line before the start of the next academic year. Chair Downer recommended Student Council not vote on the motion. Representative Resch motioned to vote on the motion and it was seconded by Representative Lang. With a vote of 9-8-4, the motion failed and a vote on the legislation will occur at the next Student Council meeting in two weeks. Chair Downer revisited a piece of legislation to approve the amendments to the bylaws by striking Subsection 4.06 and adding Subsection 2.06. The legislation moved to merge the Tenant Resource Center Contract Advisory Board and Rape Crises Center Advisory Board to streamline evaluation processes, reaffirm ASM’s responsibility to hold service providers accountable to their contracts and strengthen communication between ASM and providers. With a vote of 18-0-2 the legislation passed. Due to the fact that this piece of legislation is a bylaw change, it will be voted upon again at the next Student Council Meeting. Chair Grunow re-introduced legislation to approve the amendments to the bylaws of the Conference Selection Committee. The legislation moves to define eligible applicants as current and active ASM Coordinating Council, Student Council and open and closed committee members. Chair Resch introduced an amendment that called for eligible applicants to be all students on campus. There was a discussion on the amendment. After the debate, there was a motion to postpone the bylaw changes indefinitely. With a vote of 11-3-4, the motion passed. With this, the Conference Selection Committee will convene to discuss any future changes to their selection process. Student Council will meet next on Oct 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center Hearing Room.

-- Associated Students of Madison: Matthew Mitnick