Senate passed two bills and tabled the Code of Ethics indefinitely last Wednesday.
ASUCM, after some debate, decided Wednesday night to table the Code of Ethics indefinitely. ASUCM President Miguel Lopez called for more student involvement and Baltazar Cornejo said some of the members of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) expressed interest in being involved in this process.
Senator Brendan Smith mentioned Senate did not have very much public input when compensation was introduced and voted on. “For us to then pass the code of ethics… I think that’s pretty bad and I think we should wait on this for another semester ”, said Senator Smith.
Bill 64: Bus Schedule Display Case, introduced by Brandon Leppla, was approved unanimously. This bill requested about $1,100 to put a display case at the Kolligan Library bus stop, so students can have access to a physical copy of the bus schedule.
Bill 65 to fund Earth Week Festival was unanimously approved. Earth Day Festival will be held this Wednesday April 18. This event will help promote sustainability across UC Merced.
It was mentioned the Executives of ASUCM called for the impeachment and removal of ICC Chair Joseph Daniel Croswhite stating he "...has made a mockery of the purpose of ICC and abused his power significantly."
Seven out of the eight executives signed a statement listing five charges that were laid out against Croswhite, including manipulating the minutes of ICC and turning RCOs away from ICC meetings. The letter was calling for action from the senators.
There was no action taken by the Senate during the meeting and it is unknown if they will proceed with the request from the executives.
The senators also made an amendment to the ASUCM Budget 2011-2012. They voted unanimously to move the rest of the money in the speaker series line-item into the ASUCM general fund.
Resolution 13 was sent to all committees and Bill #66 was sent to Budget & Finance, Student Activities, and Academic Affairs committee.