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Monday, April 15, 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. 30 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.


Meeting called to order at 6:11 p.m.


Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD president, present, left early at 6:30 p.m, returned at 7:50 p.m., left and then returned at 8:45 p.m, left at 9:00 p.m.

Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice president, present

Lula Ahmed-Falol, ASUCD senator, present

Andrew Bianchi, ASUCD senator, present

Sergio Blanco, ASUCD senator, present

Joe Chatham, ASUCD senator, arrived at 6:16 p.m

Chris Dietrich, ASUCD senator, present

Rebecca Lovell, ASUCD senator, present

Erica Oropeza ASUCD senator pro tempore, present

Chad Roberts, ASUCD senator, not present

Jesse Rosales, ASUCD senator, present

Ramneek Saini, ASUCD senator, present, left early at 8:05 p.m.

Rebecca Schwartz, ASUCD senator, present

Tracy Zeng, ASUCD senator, present


Appointments and confirmations


Academic Affairs Commission

Sara Krause, junior history major

Jaciel Pacheco

Experimental College Unit Director

Olivia Siegel


Environmental Policy and Planning Commission

Erik Jaszewski, sophomore managerial economics


Chief Justice of the Court

Melissa Whittney


Consideration of old legislation


Senate Bill 11, authored by Fariha Naveed introduced by Blanco, will allocate $500 from Senate Reserves to the Middle Eastern/South Asia (MESA) retreat to take place Nov. 14 to 16, passed unanimously.


Senate Resolution 8, seen as urgent, authored and introduced by Ahmed-Falol, co-authored by Marisol Ornelas, will urge UC Davis Student Housing to institute a Native Academic Themed Program, which would be the first in the UC system, passed unanimously.


Senate Resolution 7, authored by Brian Kim and introduced by Zeng, will support Measure N on the Nov. 2008 ballot which would give Davis residents the option to implement a choice voting system and make Davis a charter city, passed 7-0-5. Dietrich, Chatham and Rosales abstained.


ASUCD Constitutional Amendment 26, authored by Amy Hartstein and introduced by Dietrich, will eliminate all references to the Student Government Adviser from the ASUCD Constitution, as the adviser position was cut from the budget, passed unanimously.


Public announcements

Rosales announced a hunter’s safety course, sponsored by Alpha Gamma Rho, an agricultural-interest fraternity.


Harstein announced the ASUCD senator elections forum at the ASUCD Coffee House, taking place Nov. 9 at noon.


ASUCD went into a closed session at 9:29 p.m. and the meeting was called back into session at 10:33 p.m.


Other Business


Fluet spoke to the Senate about accountability, sticking to bylaws and the constitution – in particular Chapter 13, making sure senators check in for their office hours, go to at least one commission meeting every week and introduce legislation before Thursday. She also announced that the president and vice president will start holding office hours and that senators should be attending every meeting unless they have an excused absence as well as maintain respectful behavior during meetings.


Lovell said one of her platform issues of getting printers at the ARC would probably not happen.


Meeting was adjourned at 11:08 p.m.


ANGELA RUGGIERO compiles the Senate Briefs. She can be reached at campus@californiaaggie.com.


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