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
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.
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.
Roberts suggested creating a bi-partisan body of students, a Legislative Analysts‘ Office, 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.
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