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A.S. Judicial Affairs Council

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Friday, March 13, 2015 – 8:00 AM

Legacy Suite • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. Chief Justice Kiana Caton called the meeting to order at 8:08 AM in Legacy Suite at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

II. ROLL CALL

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

B. Voting Members Absent: Jacob Grant.

C. Non-Voting Members Present: Jennifer Esquivel-Parker.

D. Non-Voting Members Absent: Lee Mintz.

E. Visitors Present: Sarah Katularu, Elinet Levian, Tyler Gording, Jason Peretz, Michael Kagan, Hassan Abdinur, Ramy Judeh, Hassim Moallem, Sierra Marcelius, Christina Brown, Yiftach Levy.

III. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA:

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

CULLITON/TAMIYASU

A friendly amendment was made to add a time certain to the Elections Committee Minutes from March 12 approval to immediately follow the Modifications to Agenda.

The agenda was approved as amended.

IV. Elections Committee Minutes:

Jason Peretz, candidate in the AS elections, explained to the JAC of how a redrawing for a new ballot order for two positions is due, as a candidate in each race has withdrawn.

It was moved and seconded to separate out Action Item A, Ballot Order When

Candidates Withdraw from the March 12 Elections Committee minutes, as attached.

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

It was moved and seconded to approve Action Item A, Ballot Order When Candidates Withdraw, from the March 12 Elections Committee Minutes, as attached.

CULLITON/NOHRDEN FAILED, (1-3-0)

The ballot order for Vice President of Financial Affairs and Vice President of University Affairs was immediately redrawn. The order for each is as follows:

Vice President of Financial Affairs candidates are as follows: Dominic Billoti and Jason Peretz.

Vice President of University Affairs candidates are as follows: Andrea Byrd, Gareth Lintt, Jolly Mateo, and June Kim.

V. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the partial Judicial Affairs Council minutes from 3/6/15, as attached.

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

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT:

A. Sarah Katularu - asked the Judicial Affairs Council to not allow the inclusion of company names in the pro statement.

B. Michael Kagan – spoke in support of the con statement.

C. Tyler Gording – spoke in support of the con statement

VII. CHAIR’S REPORT:

1. Thank you to everyone for all their hard work on the referendum process!

VIII. INFORMATION

A. Current Attendance & Duties Report: The attendance and duties report was reviewed. It was asked that Kirk Sasaki’s attendance total be reviewed and confirmed by the Government Secretary.

B. JAC Vacancy: The Justice vacancy on Judicial Affairs Council will be posted in the next two weeks.

C. Distribution of Hearing Letters: Hearing letters will be e-mailed out by the end of the day today.

IX. ACTION

A. Student Initiative Referendum: Approval of the Pro/Con Statements

It was moved and seconded to accept the one con statement submitted regarding the Student Initiative Referendum.

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

A five-minute recess was called at 9:15 AM.

The meeting resumed at 9:20 AM.

It was moved and seconded to accept the one pro statement submitted regarding the Student Initiative Referendum.

CISNEROS/CULLITON FAILED, (1-3-0)

It was moved and seconded to recommend to the A.S. Board of Directors if it is reviewing the pro statement, it should cut the statement off at 750 words.

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

B. Appointments and Resignations: It was moved and seconded to approve the appointments and resignations memo, as attached.

TAMIYASU/CISNEROS CARRIED, (4-0-0)

C. Requests for Excused Absences:

It was moved and seconded to approve the request for an excused absence from Alex Johnstone for missing the ASBOD meeting on 3/9/15, copy attached.

CISNEROS/NORHDEN CARRIED, (4-0-0)

D. Elections Committee and Awards Committee Minutes: There were no Awards committee minutes to approve. It was moved and seconded to approve the remainder of the 3/12 Elections Committee minutes, as attached.

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

X. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sarah reminded everyone about Explore SDSU the next day.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 AM.

TAMIYASU/CISNEROS CARRIED, (4-0-0)