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Thursday, July 18, 2024

ASUCD Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the May 15 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.


Meeting started at 6:12 p.m.


Ivan Carillo, ASUCD president, arrived 6:26 p.m., left at 9:15 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, left at 10:06 p.m.

Chad Roberts, ASUCD senator, absent

Rebecca Lovell, ASUCD senator, present

Jesse Rosales, ASUCD senator, present

Joe Chatham, ASUCD senator, present

Tracey Zeng, ASUCD senator, present


Appointments and confirmations

Business and Finance Commission

Don Ho, commissioner

Cory Mah, commissioner



Tren Kauzer, representative from Classical Notes, presented information on the Classical Notes program.


The Science and Engineering committee representative read a letter to ASUCD about the committee’s concern that it was not informed of a resource fair on the Quad that occurred earlier in the quarter.


Consideration of old legislation


Senate Bill 51 authored by Alex Li, co-authored by Paul Harms and Mark Champagne, presented by Saini, to allocate $20,752 to Refrigerator Services from Refrigerator Reserves to purchase new refrigerators passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 60 authored by Schwartz, co-authored by Ahmed-Falol and Dietrich, introduced by Schwartz, to standardize public office hours for Senators, passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 54, authored by the Internal Affairs Commission, to update a section of Chapter Five so that it is consistent with the Long-Range Plans passed unanimously.


Urgent legislation


Urgent Bill 59, authored by Albert Parnell and Dominic Waters, introduced by Ahmed-Falol, to allocate $1,000 from Senate Reserves to the National Panhellenic Council’s Stomp Fest occurring May 18 was amended to $700 and was motioned to table for next week with 6:5:1.


Urgent Bill authored by Ruth Gebreyses and Ariam Tsighe introduced by Bianchi to allocate $500 to the Pan African Student Organization to the Keep a Child Alive: Celebrating the African Diaspora event for May 16 was amended to $431 and passed 8:1:3.


Public discussion


Ashley Eslick, a first-year undeclared representative from CalPIRG spoke about the High Speed Rail campaign and asked senators to take pictures with a banner that read “I’d rather be Riding the High Speed Rail.”


Max Mikalonis read a list of names of fallen soldiers of Iraq from the past week and held a moment of silence.


Meeting adjourned at 10:29 p.m.


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


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