A.S. President, J. Cole called the meeting to order at 2:32 PM at the Council Chambers at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
A. Voting Members Present: J. Cole, Kevin Hancock, Jacqueline Karczewski (by phone), Alex Padua, Corey Polant, Maneet Deol (by phone), Marc Hess, Alexandria Johnstone, Marilyn Martinez, Kyle Murphy, Keagan Casey, Jessica Rentto Christy Samarkos.
B. Voting Members Absent: None.
C. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker.
D. Non-Voting Members Absent: Clarice Mendoza.
E. Visitors: Hassan Abdinur, Mohammad Alassiri, Mustafa Alemi, Osama Alkhawaja, Salaheddin Alkhawaja, Reva Ballat, Brenna Culliton, Ramy Judeh, Nassim Moallem, Jessica Valencia.
It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda for today’s meeting.
Osama Alkhawaja spoke in support of the process and encouraged the board to support having the referendum as part of the AS Elections voting.
A. Student Initiative Referendum Update: Brenna Culliton, Justice, updated the BOD on the referendum petition process and then presented BOD with the ballot language and timeline that JAC approved in their meeting earlier in the day.
There was a recess called at 2:45 pm in order to correct the copies that were handed out.
The meeting was called back to order at 3:06 pm
1. Ballot Language: It was moved and seconded to approve the Judicial Affairs Council ballot language recommendation, as attached.
Alex Padua moved that "you desire" will be removed from the Yes response and "so" will be replaced with "will." Also "you do not want" will be removed from the No response and "to" will be replaced with "will not." J.Cole accepted this as a friendly amendment and there were no objections.
It was moved and seconded to replace Israel’s "control over or occupation" with "involvement with" in the ballot question.
CASEY/HESS FAILED, (2-8-0)
The ballot language was approved as amended. CARRIED, (10-0-0)
2. Timeline including voting dates: It was moved and seconded to approve the Judicial Affairs Council timeline recommendation, as attached.
POLANT/MARTINEZ FAILED, (3-5-2)
It was moved and seconded to approve the timeline for voting after spring break, as attached.
Kyle made a motion to change the voting dates from April 8 and 9 to April 6 -9. J.Cole accepted that as a friendly amendment and there were no objections.
Question was called and there were no objections.
The timeline for voting after spring break was approved as amended. CARRIED, (9-0-1)
The members will discuss marketing of the referendum at their next BOD meeting and
J. Cole, Alex P. and Keagan will work on that plan.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:34 PM.