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Davis, California

Monday, May 27, 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 22 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.


Meeting began at 6:11 p.m.


Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD president, arrived at 6:14

Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice president, absent

Tracey Zeng, president pro tempore, present

Lula Ahmed-Falol, ASUCD senator, present

Andrew Bianchi, ASUCD senator, present

Sergio Blanco, ASUCD senator, present

Joe Chatham, ASUCD senator, present

Chris Dietrich, ASUCD senator, present

Rebecca Lovell, ASUCD senator, present

Erica Oropeza, ASUCD senator, present

Chad Roberts, ASUCD senator, present

Jesse Rosales, ASUCD senator, present

Ramneek Saini, ASUCD senator, present

Rebecca Schwartz, ASUCD senator, present


Public discussion

Don Gibson, a sophomore biotechnology major and Business and Finance commissioner, said he thinks that the city council is wasting money because city council fliers were not recyclable. The senate proposed looking into more recyclable alternatives.


Steven Lee, sophomore political science and communication double major and student county unit director, expressed concern for the low attendance at the City Council Candidate Forum and Straw Poll.


Appointments and confirmations

Environmental Planning and Policy Commission

Amanpreet Singh, chair


Academic Affairs Commission

Marcus Tang, chair


Business and Finance Commission

Sean Stampfli, chair


Internal Affairs Commission

Amy Hartstein, chair


Consideration of old legislation

Senate Bill 59, authored by Albert Parnell, co-authored by Dominic Waters, introduced by Ahmed-Falol, to allocate $700 from senate reserves to the National Pan-Hellenic Council for “Stomp Fest,” an event that occurred May 18, passed unanimously.


SB 57, authored by Chatham, coauthored by Brian Seaby, introduced by Chatham, to allocate $200 from senate reserves to the California Student Sustainability Coalition, passed unanimously.


SB 56, authored by Dietrich, coauthored by Lee, introduced by Dietrich, to allocate $200 from senate reserves to fund an online student housing guide, passed unanimously.


Public announcements

Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union De Carli room, there will be an informal leadership summit for people to ask questions of student leaders at UC Davis.


Students can vote for city council members this week by the post office in the MU.


Public discussion

Carrillo commended the Academic Affairs commission for their Excellence in education awards.


Lovell has decided to disaffiliate herself from GO.



In a unanimous vote, the senate decided not to censure Rosales for his intoxication at the budget hearing the weekend of May 16.


Meeting adjourned at 10:51 p.m.


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


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