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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Senate Briefs

Elected officials’ attendance

 

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Apr. 3 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.

 

Meeting started at 6:15 p.m.

 

Ivan Carrillo, president, not present

Molly Fluet, vice president, present

Andrew Bianchi, senator, present

Sergio Blanco, senator, present

Chirs Dietrich, senator, present

Erica Oropeza, senator, present

Ramneek Saini, senator, present

Rebecca Schwartz, senator, present

Lula Ahmed-Falol, senator, present

Chad Roberts, senator, present

Rebecca Lovell, senator, present

Jesse Rosales, senator, present

Joe Chatham, senator, present

Tracey Zeng, senator, arrived 7:06 p.m.

 

Appointments and confirmations

Bianchi was appointed senate representative to the Campus Media Board.

 

ASUCD Controller Paul Harms was reappointed as controller and will fill the position for another full term until April 2009.

 

Schwartz was appointed senator pro tempore.

 

Introduction of new legislation

 

An ASUCD senate bill, authored by Paul Harms, coauthored by Brent Laabs and Matt Shannon, introduced by Ahmed Falol, to change administrative plan process.

 

An ASUCD senate resolution, authored and introduced by Dietrich, in support of UC Davis Gmail program.

 

An ASUCD resolution, introduced and authored by Dietrich, coauthored by Chatham and Natalia Farhad Motamed, to adopt a senator to increase bipartisan cooperation and to help newly elected senators transition.

 

An ASUCD Bill, authored by Fluet, coauthored by Izzo and Schwartz, introduced by Schwartz, to allocate $500 from senate reserves to fund the Academicians and Politicians Ignore World Poor and Oppressed talk.

 

Public discussion

 

Dayanita Ramesh, first-year international relations major, campaigned for Lois Wolk.

 

Max Mikalonis, junior political science major, announced the Davis College Democrats kickoff meeting. DCD won chapter of the year award. He also held a moment of silence for lives lost in Iraq.

 

Public announcements

 

Christine Pham, chair of Academic Affairs Commission, announced the presentation of You’re a good man, Charlie Brown.

 

Oropeza announced the anti-bias training “Lost in Colors” will occur Apr. 12.

 

Saini announced that CALPIRG’s Battle of the Bands will take place Apr. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the ASUCD Coffee House.

 

Urgent legislation

 

An ASUCD Senate Bill, authored and introduced by Rosales, to allocate $800 from Senate Reserves to the event titled “UC Davis Rail Jam”. Introduced as urgent in order to meet funding deadlines. The bill passed unanimously.

 

Old legislation

 

Senate Bill #31, authored by Greg Webb, coauthored by Laabs, introduced by the Internal Affairs Commission, which would allow for public questioning of new officials, was vetoed by former President Salem. The veto stands at a 5-7 vote.

 

Senate Bill #33, authored by Laabs, coauthored by Matt Blair and Jeremy Ross, introduced by Chatham, to restructure elections codes, passed unanimously.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 9:43 p.m.

 

LAUREN STEUSSY compiles the senate briefs and can be reached at campus@californiaaggie.com.

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