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A.S. Judicial Affairs Council

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Friday, September 26, 2014 – 8:00 AM

Presidential Suite • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. Chief Justice Kiana Caton called the meeting to order at 8:02 AM in Presidential Suite at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

II. ROLL CALL

A. Voting Members Present: Kiana Caton, Sergio Cisneros, Brenna Culliton, Jacob Grant, Sarah Nohrden, Dillon McLean, Erik Tamiyasu.

B. Voting Members Absent:None.

C. Non-Voting Members Present: Lee Mintz, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker.

D. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.

D. Visitors Present: Marilyn Martinez, Ahmad Santayar.

III. MODIFICATION OF AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda for today’s meeting.

CULLITON/MCLEAN CARRIED, (6-0-0)

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Judicial Affairs Council minutes from 9/19/14 as attached.

CISNEROS/NOHRDEN CARRIED, (6-0-0)

V. CHAIR’S REPORT:

Kiana asked the members to sign up to go to UC, CLC and BOD meetings and let Jen know if you want a time certain.

VI. ACTION

A. Appointments and Resignations: It was moved and seconded to approve the appointments and resignations memo, as attached and Osama Alkhawaja was added as the new College of Sciences Representative on University Council.

GRANT/CULLITON CARRIED, (5-0-0)

B. Request for Excused Absence: Erik Tamiyasu’s request for an excused absence for the 9/19 JAC meeting was not approved, as attached.

C. Tabling Requirements: Were tabled to the next meeting.

D. Last Chance Alternative Proposals:

1. Ahmad Sanatyar, UC College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Representative: He is not able to attend the University Council meetings. He is not able to attend the College of Engineering Council meetings. He is proposing that he hold office hours; reaching out to PSFA organizations through emails and in person; hold an open forum on October 22; will send a designee, who cannot vote, to UC meetings; and will serve on the Arts Alive taskforce. JAC also asks that he provides a monthly written update two business days prior to the final day of the month, beginning in October. JAC also requests that the designee be consistent and at maximum a general board member.

It was moved and seconded to approve Ahmad’s last chance alternative proposal as stated above.

CISNEROS/GRANT CARRIED, (6-0-0)

E. Approval of Duties Deadline: It was moved and seconded to approve the following duties deadlines:

September 12 – Tabling requirements due

October 22 – Bylaw Amendment

November 21 – Cultural event and additional meeting attendance due

TBD – Study Abroad Scholarship Reviews due

CULLITON/NOHRDEN CARRIED, (4-0-0)

VII. INFORMATION

A. Last Chance Alternative Proposals- Marilyn Martinez discussed her last chance alternative proposal to outreach to underrepresented students and to CLC commissioners regarding leadership because she is unable to attend CLC on Wednesdays.

B. Last Chance Alternative Reports- Should include summary, have chair sign off on it, and have it turned in by last Wednesday of each month. Will vote on it next week.

C. Plan for making up retreat- Sergio will have an update next week.

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 AM.

NOHRDEN/MCLEAN CARRIED, (5-0-0)