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Davis, California

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Feb. 19 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.


Meeting was called to order at 6:13 p.m.


Ivan Carrillo, ASUCD President, not present

Molly Fluet, ASUCD Vice president, present

Andrew Bianchi, ASUCD Senator, not present

Sergio Blanco, ASUCD Senator, present

Chris Dietrich, ASUCD Senator, present

Danny Garrett, ASUCD Senator, present

Erin Lebe, ASUCD Senator, present

Erica Oropeza, ASUCD Senator, present

Justin Patrizio, ASUCD Senator, present

Laura Pulido, ASUCD Senator, not present

Ramneek Saini, ASUCD Senator, present

Rebecca Schwartz, ASUCD Senator, not present

Mo Torres, ASUCD Senator, present

Jack Zwald, ASUCD President Pro-Tempore, present


Court Announcements

Missy Whitney, chief justice of the court announced that there are three vacancies on the court for next quarter. She apologized for leaving last senate meeting early. Whitney spoke about last week’s discussion regarding the illegal hiring process of the Gender and Sexuality Commission (GASC). She said she was disappointed with the Senate.

Associate Justice Rudy Ornelas read a letter to the Senate regarding the Court’s opinion. The court did not condone the Senate’s decision to give a week to present letters of resignation from GASC commission chair Laura Brown’s two commissioners. He said that not re-hiring the whole commission was a way of “lazinessand a violation of the bylaws. They reiterated that the senate should re-hire the entire commission.

Brown said that two people were not resigning.


Public Discussion

Amy Hartstein announced a 5:10 p.m Monday legislation writing workshop in the Mee Room. Hartstein advertised that she will make cookies or brownies.

Paul Harms announced the position of Controller is now posted.

Brown announced that Inter-sex Awareness Week with the LGBTRC will be this week.

Hartstein announced that the Internal Affairs Commission chair position is now posted for two weeks.

The Environmental Policy and Planning commission chair stand-in announced that a hybrid car display will be on the MU patio Feb. 25. There will also be a showing ofWho killed the electric car?” on the 25th at 8 p.m. in 194 Chemistry.


Consideration of Old Legislation

Senate Bill 26 authored by Hartstein, co-authored by Sylvia Nguyen, Harms, Mark Champagne and Sean Stampfli, introduced by Lebe, to implement the Long-Range Plan for Refrigerator Services, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 28, authored and introduced by Bianchi, co-authored by Hartstein, to remove the Textbook Affordability Committee from the ASUCD Bylaws as it has not met in two years, passed unanimously.


Public Discussion

Saini recommended that the senate re-hire all of GASC, as recommended by the court, seconded by Lebe and Dietrich, called to question by Blanco.

To second the court’s opinion, the senate filed the court’s official recommendation to rehire the entire GASC commission, passed unanimously.


Meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m.


ANGELA RUGGIERO complies the Senate Briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org


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