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.
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 email@example.com.