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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

ASUCD Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the reporter’s watch during the May 8 public meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Coffee House.


Meeting started at 6:15 p.m.


Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD president, arrived 6:46 p.m., left at 6:55 p.m.

Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice-president, present

Rebecca Schwartz, ASUCD senator 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, present

Lula Ahmed-Falol, ASUCD senator, present

Chad Roberts, ASUCD senator, absent

Rebecca Lovell, ASUCD senator, present

Jesse Rosales, ASUCD senator, present

Joe Chatham, ASUCD senator, present

Tracy Zeng, ASUCD senator, absent



Representatives of the University Centennial Plans presented upcoming plans beginning fall of 2008 for the UC Davis Centennial celebration.


Representatives from Lobby Corps made a presentation on their program and what they have been doing for capitol advocacy.


Consideration of old legislation

Senate Bill 53, seen as urgent, authored by Fluet, coauthored by Sam Hardie, introduced by Ahmed-Falol, to allocate $800 from Senate Reserves to Safeboats 2008 to ensure student health and safety on this year’s houseboats trip to Lake Shasta, passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 52, authored and introduced by Lovell, to prohibit note passing of the ASUCD Senate during Unit Director Reports, presentations, and Appointments and Confirmations, failed 3-7-1.


Senate Bill 49, authored by the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission, co-authored and introduced by Zeng, to amend the ASUCD Bylaws to include a zero-waste policy for environmental sustainability, passed unanimously.


Public announcements

Jay Lytton, junior neurobiology, physiology, and behavior major and president of the Autism Awareness Club applauded ASUCD for having a public meeting and announced a May 21 meeting at Lamppost Pizza from 4 to 9 p.m.


Appointments and confirmations

Business and Finance Commission

Greg Webb, commissioner


Meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.m.


ANGELA RUGGIERO compiles the senate briefs and can be reached at campus@californiaaggie.com.


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