Senate Briefs

Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m.

 

Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD president, arrived at 7:22

Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice-president, present

Rebecca Schwartz, president pro-tempore, present

Andrew Bianchi, ASUCD senator, present

Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m.

 

Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD president, arrived at 7:22

Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice-president, present

Rebecca Schwartz, president pro-tempore, present

Andrew Bianchi, ASUCD senator, present

Sergio Blanco, ASUCD senator, present

Chris Dietrich, ASUCD senator, present

Erica Oropeza, ASUCD senator, present

Ramneek Saini, ASUCD senator, arrived at 7:21

Lula Ahmed-Falol, ASUCD senator, present

Chad Roberts, ASUCD senator, arrived at 7:48

Rebecca Lovell, ASUCD senator, present

Jesse Rosales, ASUCD senator, present

Joe Chatham, ASUCD senator, present

Tracey Zeng, ASUCD senator, present, arrived 8:10 p.m.from a break scheduled to end at 8:07 p.m.

 

Appointments and confirmations

 

Student court

Mona Sharif, justice

John King, justice

Michael Reiser, justice

 

Book Exchange

Richard Low, unit director

 

Consideration of old legislation

 

Senate resolution 13, authored by Ashley Stark, co-authored by Roberts, would recognize the American Cancer Society screening guidelines for breast cancer and would raise awareness for breast cancer during the month of October. The resolution was passed unanimously.

 

Senate resolution 14, authored by Stark, co-authored by Roberts, would recognize and raise awareness for the screening of colorectal cancer during the month of March. The resolution was passed unanimously.

 

Senate resolution 15, authored by Stark, co-authored by Roberts, would recognize and raise awareness for the screening of lung cancer during the month of November. The resolution passed unanimously.

 

Senate resolution 16, authored by Stark, co-authored by Roberts, would recognize and raise awareness for the screening of prostate cancer during the month of September. The resolution passed unanimously.

 

Senate bill 47, a resolution authored by Dietrich, co-authored by Brent Laabs, introduced by Dietrich, would change quarterly reports’ due dates to a later time in the quarter. It was passed unanimously.

 

Consideration of urgent legislation

 

An urgent senate bill, authored by Jesus Sandoval, introduced by Lovell, would allocate $500 from senate reserves to the “Noche de Estrellas” event hosted by Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. CFC denied funding for the event that took place on Wednesday, so Sandoval requested funding from ASUCD to pay off loans given for the event. The bill was passed 8-4 to give the event $300.

 

 

Other business

 

Lovell called for a moment of silence for soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq.

 

Ahmed-Falol urged students to attend “Women Take Back the Night” on Tuesday.

 

South Asian Student Association is putting on a culture show May 10 in the Mondavi Center. Tickets are on sale at the Mondavi box office and are quickly selling out.

 

Music on the Green will be held May 10. Setup will occur from 4 to 6 p.m. the day of the event.

 

Public discussion

 

Oropeza brought up possible hate crimes last Friday. The crimes involved hate speech and vandalism for a recent event and are being investigated. In response, Bianchi proposed another event to raise cultural awareness.

 

Next week’s senate meeting will be held in the ASUCD Coffee House for a public senate meeting from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 

Meeting adjourned at 10:49 p.m.