Montana State University

Associated Students of MSU Senate

SUB Conference Room 325

September 22, 2016

 

Minutes called to order at 6:01pm by Senate Speaker, Bradley Jones.

Minutes recorded by Madison Thompson

Roll Call: Benson, Bertolino, Campbell, Clifton, Creed, DeRudder, Falls Down, Grover, Haslach, Hurst, Jensen, Johnson, Kaminetzky, Killian, O’Leary, Roback, Swenson, Walker (excused), Windham, Jones, Leach, Zoltek, Cronk

 

Approval of Minutes:

Approval of minutes (seconded)

Motion passes, minutes approved

 

Public Comment:

No public comment

 

Presentations:

Robert Putzke- Introduce Frank, new to department (former officer of California Highway Patrol)

  • About 20 officers, ranks relatively large in the state of Montana (top 8%), handle 2/3 of calls to service even though makes up 1/3 of task force
  • Community policing- every officers job to do community policing, (stated as adopt a cop, now renamed) places an officer in a residence hall in order for new students to meet, get to know the officer on a more personal level, serve as a resource

Questions:

Killian: Constituent approach, sexual assault case, asking inappropriate questions. Was asked, why walking alone? Under the influence of drugs?

Putzke: Officers go through training on how to address sexual assault cases, follow a protocol. If person is willing to address specific case, would be willing to sit down and discuss

O’Leary: If you wrote down the number of a phone number or computer, stoled, nd then discover it is being sold?

Putzke: Property theft, access to many data bases including pawn databases, if have serial numbers, can help recover stolen items

Killian: Requests for open carry on campus

Putzke: Open carry interested topic Policy by board of regions, no open carry unless you are law enforcement. See issues about for and against open carry. A lot more to the topic than time allows.

Creed: Any programs offered discussing laws and crimes for students?

Putzke: Glad to talk about laws and crimes to anyone interested. Officer on every floor meeting for freshmen.

Clifton: Is the good neighbor committee associated with your department?

Putzke: Half university and half city of Bozeman.

Creed: Is there an officer with every good neighbor?

Putzke: Not necessarily. They do some outreach. Flyers, packets, stand on street corners sometimes

Putzke: Third week in October, safety walk at nigh. Spend 15 minutes talking about safety issues and walk the campus. Like to get together with the community. If interested, contact us.

 

Admin Reports:

Leach: Think a little bit about legislative priorities. What we want to see from the state. Pay plan house bill 13, unions will negotiate pay increases, legislature denies paying them. Want a funded pay increase(normally 2-3%increase) House bill 2 180 million every biannual . Funded 39% of total cost House bill 5 contains state infrastructure building (Romney hall). Developed program for Romney hall renovation, allocated space for classes. With renovation 950 seats, when 21 now. GO from 1200 hours, to 9000 classroom seat hours. Proposed to add disabilities and veterans office in building, more private facilities. Lobby for from student government? Deferred maintenance, tiny adjustments.

Windham: Received applications for lobbyist?

Leach: Yes, still keeping it open.

Leach: Senate priorities defined in the next 2/3 weeks. Talk outside of senate. When comet o a conclusion. Create resolution, will come to senate and vote. Update on turf field project, like to see made a priority. Good facility, great multi use. Hopefully getting some numbers for costs soon. If any senators interested, get in touch.

 

Zoltek: Events- this weekend is Homecoming. Next week Sub Pub, hot springs event, all got liaison assignments (recommend setting up meetings once every couple of weeks), pizza with the presidents

 

Cronk: Had first supplemental request for the year, finance board hit the ground running. Some budgets from last year went over, have an audit in process, see what happens so it doesn’t happen again.

 

Hetherington: Applications for judicial committee are now up, separate on website, fill out volunteer form, then specify position

 

Jones: Paper… asked for double sided, printer malfunction, required to print, unless a bill that modifies the rules that adjusts the standing rules is proposed. 900 pages, cannot change rule, must be senators. Each senator has two programs, one committee. Whoever assigned to daycare, Geneva and representative meeting with parents and such biweekly.

 

Campbell: *tells joke* Apologize for paper. If any interested in writing bill, keep in contact. First UFPUB meeting this week. Skyline moving bus stop on campus, from next to steam plant, now next to Roskie. Make changes to applicants for funding board and L&S senator. “Chief Justice Hetherington looks fly as hell today.”

 

Senate Reports:

Falls Down: American Indian Council going through elections; hopefully introduced to co-president soon.

Windham: Law school meet and greet with U of M. RSVP, Resolution b/c see no by-law requirements.

 

New Business:

Campbell: Move to have applicants move to hallway, come in alphabetically, short open statement, senate asked two questions and short closing statement (seconded)

Motion passes

Kaminetzky: “The College of letters and science is a very diverse college. How would you best represent your constituents?”

Campbell: “What do you think is the most important duty of a senator?”

            *Campbell to read first question, Kaminetzky to read second*

 

Letters and Science Senator Candidates~

 

Daniel Alexander: Strong dedication to student body

Campbell: “What do you think is the most important duty of a senator?”

Alexander: Represent study body. More specifically of L/S. Engagement. Financial responsibility.

Kaminetzky: “The College of letters and science is a very diverse college. How would you best represent your constituents?”

Alexander: Three years of high school student government. One of 2 reps of senior class. Exhibited the ability to speak to superiors regarding issues within the college.

Alexander: From what I know, no freshmen on board. Freshman bring fresh perspective.

 

Michael Hollinger: Studying political science. Like to voice suggestions ideas and concerns. Make improvements. Awesome to be able to give back to community. Learn how to give more of yourself, where students can grow and learn.

Campbell: “What do you think is the most important duty of a senator?”

Hollinger: Connection with students. Be able to pick up on concern and ideas and bring these forward and turn them into action.

Kaminetzky: “The College of letters and science is a very diverse college. How would you best represent your constituents?”

Hollinger: Originally pre med. Immersed in science side of college. With current major, have experience both sides of letters and science. Walking the line of science and humanities, with psychology minors.

 

Brooks Moreau: If elected, work with senate, make objective decisions,

Campbell: “What do you think is the most important duty of a senator?”

Moreau: Represent the students in a way that takes into account all perspectives.

Kaminetzky: “The College of letters and science is a very diverse college. How would you best represent your constituents?”

Moreau: Do my part to represent them by determining what their goals are as students and representing appropriately.

Moreau: From small town with small community. When came to MSU, new community, appreciates.

 

Campbell: Move to discussion and then ballot vote (seconding)

 

Discussion-

Falls Down: Applaud well spoken freshman, Hollinger better applicant. Work best with Hollinger.

Killian: Beneficial to have someone as an RA, especially when working with RHA this year

Creed: “Hollinger’s resume is staked”

Grover: Knows Brooks personally, great applicant, would do very well in the position.

Campbell: Hollinger great applicants, maybe not choosing someone due to lots of commitments; not weigh this in too heavily, encourage.

Windham: Disagree, when spread too thin, not be able to do all of the things they want to well. Alexander, already going around to people in his college and talking to them.

Jensen: Had classes with Hollinger, been in class with him, not afraid to speak his mind.

Creed:  personal privilege.

 

Ballot Vote:

Alexander 3, Hollinger 12, Moreau 2

 

Jones: Hollinger new senator of Letters and Science

*Hetherington swares in Hollinger*

Roback- personal priviledge

Campbell: Move to confirm these applicants in the same manner as senator.

Windham- personal privilege.

 

Finance Board Cadidates~

Campbell- Madison, Alex, Lauryn, Gavyn, Johnathan, Demian

Kaminetzky: What relevant experiences do you feel you have for finance board? (seconded) *Question One*

Campbell: What knowledge do you currently have about ASMSU? (withdrawn)

DeRudder: How do you feel your contribution to the finance board would benefit ASMSU and campus as a whole? (seconded)

*Question Two*

 

Madison Moery: From Duball Washington, freshman in business finance. Hands on experience between business finance. Already lined up.

Kaminetzky: What relevant experiences do you feel you have for finance board?

Moery: Mom is an accountant. Helping with spreadsheets and payroll.

DeRudder: How do you feel your contribution to the finance board would benefit ASMSU and campus as a whole?

Moery: Few upperclassmen for position, what she wants to do, enthusiastic learner, put forth best effort.

Moery: Very grateful for the opportunity.

 

Alex Polyanskiy: money management is much needed skill. Started saving for college at age of 7. Started saving and managing money from then on.  Loves to manage money. Well organized and plans ahead. Currently no loans. Experience with money and financial things. Helped pay some of the family bills. Helped mom at work with accounting. Managed a few stocks.

Kaminetzky: What relevant experiences do you feel you have for finance board?

Polyanskiy: Balance a checkbook, helped mother at work, managed stocks and so on.

DeRudder: How do you feel your contribution to the finance board would benefit ASMSU and campus as a whole?

Polyanskiy: Financial management skills, over years skills have increased, passion to play with money, save and spend on different things.

Polyanskiy: With opportunity, expand current financial skills.

 

Laura Wardell: Senior financial engineering, classes on risk and financial management, large focus of major is in statistics, positive impact on financial board.

Kaminetzky: “The College of letters and science is a very diverse college. How would you best represent your constituents?”

Wardell: Financial engineering, taken engineering economic analysis, valuable experience- real life oriented.

DeRudder: How do you feel your contribution to the finance board would benefit ASMSU and campus as a whole?

Wardell: As an engineer takes a lot of math classes. Taken a lot of coding classes, be able to model the topics discussed in finance board.

 

Gavyn Wilson: Financial engineer, junior, skill set very helpful, unique perspective on issues of finance board, operations research classes, feel very strongly that will be able to give back to fellow students.

Kaminetzky: “The College of letters and science is a very diverse college. How would you best represent your constituents?”

Wilson: Worked under father financial management, worked under him working on fiscal responsibility, father did his own expenses, learned from this, classes very applicable.

DeRudder: How do you feel your contribution to the finance board would benefit ASMSU and campus as a whole?

Wilson: Represent student body in the best way knows how. Representing different students of MSU effectively.

Wilson: Financial engineering student, unique set of skills, background and skill set very important to consider, committed to serving student body. Be able to best represent peers.

 

Discussion-

Campbell: Jonathan first one to reach out about this position, but has not heard from him in a while.

Falls Down: Alex did a really good job, if he really wants to be here, let him go for him. Laura presented herself in a very professional and comprehensive manner.

Creed: Madison, one of orientation students, always asking about more ways to get involved. Great option for position

Roback: Freshman, best option. Advocate for Madison and Alex. DO great things down the road.

Windham: Don’t advocate for people that don’t show up. Finance board come spring aren’t for the faint of heart, especially come spring. Freshman need to get involved, but not sure this is the place.

Kaminetzky: Young students on board, good learning curve. Madison and Alex are up for the challenge. Alex showed up again and gave a better speech. Alex really wants to get involved. Laura and Gavyn would make great candidates.

DeRudder: Found Laura to be the most qualified candidate. Has a background that is very qualified.

Jensen: Laura most qualified. Alex, issue is spreading self too thin with time commitment; but with showing up again. Really wants this.

Clifton: Alex shows initiative and drive.

Johnson: Great that we don’t have to choose just one. Laura’s language very clear and precise.

O’Leary: Anyone speak on Samuel’s behalf?

Campbell: Have not heard anything from Samuel.

 

Ballot Vote:

 Moery 15, Polyanskiy 15, Wardwell 15, Wilson 10, Dlakic 0, Samuel 1

Moery, Wardwell and Polyanskiy appointed.

 

 

Resolutions:

2016-R-12

Jones: First reading

2016-R-13

Jones: First reading

Killian: What are reading days?

Jones: Days with no class during dead week.

Bertolino: Anyway to see an academic calendar?

Jones: Marianne.

 

Senate Announcement:

Windham: Documentary screening, on human trafficking. Asked to announce in Senate. Flyer on senate table.

Falls Down: Tomorrow American Indian Remembrance Day. American Indians answering questions in the Sub.

Killian: Drafting ASMSU Snapchat resolution.

Johnson: Forum about pipeline.

 

Move to adjourn by Bertolino at 7:55pm.