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Thursday, February 29, 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 was called to order at 6:13 p.m.


Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD president, present

Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice president, present

Rebecca Schwartz, ASUCD president pro tempore, present

Lula Ahmed-Falol, ASUCD senator, present, arrived at 7:24 p.m. from a break scheduled to end at 7:23 p.m.

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

Ramneek Saini, ASUCD senator, present

Chad Roberts, ASUCD senator, present

Jesse Rosales, ASUCD senator, present

Tracey Zeng, ASUCD senator, present, arrived at 7:24 p.m. from a break scheduled to end at 7:23 p.m.



Humanitarian of the Year awarded to Brendan Hurt

Commission Chairs of the Year awarded to Christine Pham and Michael Rivera


Appointments and confirmations

External Affairs Commission

Greg Dizon, chair


Gender and Sexualities Commission

Laura Brown, chair


University Affairs

Matt Shannon, director



Dipti Munshi, director


Picnic Day Committee

Christine Pham, chair



Daniel Sheeter, a representative for SmartSite, presented the future plans for SmartSite. Grades will be moved to SmartSite, but MyUCDavis will basically stay the same.


Lobby Corps presented its progress in restoring funding to the UC system.


Austin Merrill, director of Cal Aggie Camp, presented a video on Cal Aggie Camp, which will be held July 6 to 20.


Melissa Bacon presented the success of Safeboats on the previous weekend’s Houseboat’s trip. Law enforcement calls were decreased because of the EMTs on the Safeboat. They provided services to approximately 300 people over the weekend.


Consideration of old legislation

Senate Bill 52, authored by the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission, coauthored by Mark Lundy, to allocate $900 from senate reserves to Davis Ox Power for six months of insurance for two oxen, passed with a 9-2-1 vote.


Senate resolution 17, authored by External Affairs Commission, Dizon, co-authored by Oropeza, introduced by EAC, a resolution urging the Department of Education to provide the grant specified for increasing crisis management awareness on university campuses to UC Davis, passed unanimously.


Senate resolution 19, authored by Carrillo, co-authored by Steven Lee, introduced by Ahmed-Falol a resolution in support of the establishment of a living wage for city of Davis employees, passed unanimously.


Senate bill 1, authored by Carrillo, co-authored by Mark Champagne, Fluet and Paul Harms, introduced by Carrillo, a bill to enact ASUCD’s operational budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year, passed unanimously.


Senate resolution 18, authored and introduced by Oropeza, a resolution urging Peter J. Shields Library Administration to integrate independent campus libraries into the main Shields Library website, passed unanimously.


Urgent resolution 20, introduced by EAC, co-authored by Brent Laabs and introduced by EAC, a resolution in support of the Epic Quad Battle, withdrawn.


Senate resolution 21, authored by Dietrich, co-authored by Chatham, introduced by Dietrich, a resolution honoring the contribution of Michael John Tucker to ASUCD, passed unanimously.


Senate resolution “Malfitano,” authored by Brent Laabs, co-authored by Max Mikalonis and Oropeza and introduced by Oropeza, a resolution to honor the life of the late Angelina Malfitano through the renaming of the ASUCD Conference Rooms, passed unanimously.


Public discussion

Mikalonis proposed a student mental health model. Davis College Democrats announced new officials. Mikalonis read the names and had a moment of silence for soldiers who lost their lives in service.


Meeting adjourned at 11:38 p.m.


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


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