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Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Jan. 15 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.


Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD President, present

Molly Fluet, ASUCD Vice president, not present

Andrew Bianchi, ASUCD Senator, present

Sergio Blanco, ASUCD Senator, present

Chris Dietrich, ASUCD Senator, present

Danny Garret, ASUCD Senator, present

Erin Lebe, ASUCD Senator, present

Erica Oropeza, ASUCD Senator, present

Justin Patrizio, ASUCD Senator, present

Laura Pulido, ASUCD Senator, present

Ramneek Saini, ASUCD Senator, present

Rebecca Schwartz, ASUCD President Pro-tempore, present

Mo Torres, ASUCD Senator, present

Jack Zwald, ASUCD Senator, present


Meeting called to order at 6:15 p.m.


Appointments and confirmations


Alexandra Fulton was confirmed commissioner of the Outreach Assembly.


Christopher Jew and Levi Menovske were confirmed to the Academic Affairs Commission.


Bihter Ozedirne was confirmed commissioner of the External Affairs Commission.




Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) members Lauren Jaybusch, Jessica Bray, Brian Seaby, Jay Erker and Joe Chatham campaigned for student passage of an initiative that would fund sustainability programs and research at UC Davis. Each student would pay a $4 fee every quarter, with 25 percent of revenue returns to financial aid.


Becca Lovell announced that the UC Student Regents will hold a meeting to inform students on the position of student regent on Jan. 23 at noon in the Mee Room.


Cal Aggie camp is having an information session for those interested in being camp counselors Jan. 28 in Wellman 226 at 7 p.m.


Carrillo announced that the university is negotiating a contract with U.S. bank that would establish a U.S. bank location on the UC Davis campus, which ASUCD is opposed to.


Consideration of old legislation


Senate Bill 20, authored by Matt Shannon and co-authored by Max Mikalonis, to require any fee based initiatives to be overseen by the Internal Affairs Commission and the Student Services and Fees Advisory Committee, passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 21, authored by Lebe, co-authored by Lin and introduced by Lebe and Fluet, to allocate $360 from senate reserves for postage for an Aggie Traditions Book, was passed 11-1.


Status of legislation previously passed


Senate Bill 14, authored and introduced by Chatham, to allocate $175 from senate reserves to the ASUCD information box on the MyUCDavis homepage was vetoed by Carrillo. The senate approved of the veto unanimously.


Meeting adjourned at 11:12 p.m.


LAUREN STEUSSY compiles the senate brief and can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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