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Sunday, July 14, 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 Oct. 23 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.


Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.


Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD president, not present

Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice president, left at 7:04 p.m.

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 pro tempore, present

Chad Roberts, ASUCD senator, came back late at 7:19 p.m. for a break scheduled to end at 7:15 p.m.

Jesse Rosales, ASUCD senator, present

Ramneek Saini, ASUCD senator, present

Rebecca Schwartz, ASUCD senator, present

Tracy Zeng, ASUCD senator, present


Appointments and Confirmations


Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission

Nina Massoumi, junior international relations major

Vinecea Edwards, junior history major

Melissa Muganzo, junior international relations and performing arts major

Kevin Haray, first year international relations major

Rina Patnak, first year political science major

Rosleen Sandlg, junior biological sciences major

Jonathan Teklai sophomore sociology major

Cristina Resendiz, first year undeclared


Environmental Policy and Planning Commission

Monica Stupackzuk, first year animal science major

Sarah Meimin, sophomore undeclared Humanities


Academic Affairs Commission

Levi Menovske, sophomore undeclared

Brandon Craig, sophomore political science major


Public Discussion

A representative from Freddie Oakley’s office spoke to the Senate about the early voting program available next week at the post office in the MU for anyone registered to vote in Yolo County.


Geoff Straw, general manager for Unitrans, announced they will be celebrating the 50 millionth passenger sometime next week during 2 to 3 p.m. at the MU station. He also announced that a new 81-passenger double-decker bus that was purchased will be added to the J line.


A representative from South Hall announced that the hall will hold an informational Haunted Open House on Oct. 31 that will include free resource information and free food.


Consideration of Old Legislation


Senate Resolution 6, authored by Saini, co-authored by Fluet and introduced by Saini, will support Proposition 1A on the November 2008 California ballot, passed with 10-0-2 count. Rosales and Dietrich abstained.


Other Business


Zeng spoke about voter registration and announced that over 2,100 students were registered on campus.


Amy Hartsein, chair of the Internal Affairs Commission, announced that one of her commissioners has missed over five meetings without excused absences. According to the bylaws, commissioners can be considered for dismissal after two missed meetings.


Kevin Powers, a senior political science major, praised Zeng’s efforts to register people to vote.


Chatham was appointed Unitrans speaker.


Public Discussion


Roberts suggested creating a bi-partisan body of students, a Legislative AnalystsOffice, to research and discuss Senate resolutions and bills prior to voting in order to answer questions for the Senate.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:22 p.m.


Senate briefs are compiled by ANGELA RUGGIERO. She can be reached at campus@californiaaggie.com.


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