ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Feb. 12 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.
Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD President, present
Molly Fluet, ASUCD Vice president, 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 Senator, present
Mo Torres, ASUCD Senator, present
Jack Zwald, ASUCD President Pro-tempore, present
Meeting called to order at 6:11 p.m.
Crystal Huang from R4 Recycling announced that UC Davis has started Recyclemania and is in 134th place. R4 is hoping to work with more of the student population to win the competition, which ends on March 28.
Appointments and confirmations
External Affairs Commission
Andre Lee, sophomore sociology and political science major, commissioner
Gupreet Osbaldo “Ozzy” Arce, sophomore community and regional development major, commissioner
Quinten Voyce, a senior genetics major, commissioner
Dominic Carlson, a sophomore economics major, commissioner
Ryan Meyerhoff, first-year political science major, justice
Unit Director Reports
Alexa Somners-Miller, Project Compost (PC) unit director, announced that project compost is hoping to outreach more in the freshmen dorms and dining commons. She also announced that PC needs better carts for mobilization on campus.
ASUCD Court Announcements
Chief Justice Missy Whitney announced the official opinion of the ASUCD Supreme Court regarding the illegal hiring process of the Gender and Sexualities Commission (GASC) is that the commission should go through an entire rehiring process, except for the commission chair, since the current membership does not follow the proper bylaws. However, the court feels that since two of the commissioners‘ terms are over in a month, GASC should just wait for their terms to end and then get back to the correct hiring process.
Status of resolution previously passed
Senate Resolution 16 was vetoed by Carrillo because many of the clauses in the resolution were not factual.
The director of Pathfinder discussed the importance of Pathfinder amidst criticism during election debates. She listed a variety of programs the service will be holding for local K-12 programs and outside community education. She urged ASUCD to continue to support the programs Pathfinder runs.
Meeting Adjourned at 10:12 p.m.
LAUREN STEUSSY compiles the Senate briefs and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.