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Davis, California

Monday, April 15, 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. 26 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 Garrett, 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 6:10 p.m.



Ivan Carrillo presented the Executive Office Appreciation Award to Phil Knox, the current assistant director of advising services.


Public Discussion

Various students spoke during this time about the possibility of another ASUCD election, considering the glitches in the voting website.


Swearing in of the new senators

Justin Gold, Kevin Massoudi, Previn Witana, Trevor Taylor, Shawdee Rouhafza and Joemar Clemente were sworn in as senators of ASUCD.


Consideration of old legislation

Senate Bill 25, authored by Russell Manning, coauthored by Don Ho and Dipti Munshi and introduced by Zwald, to implement the Long Range Plan for Pathfinder, passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 27, authored by Carrillo, coauthored by Russell Manning, Sumeet Hayer and Eric Spears and introduced by Garrett, to allocate $2,000 from Senate Reserves to the Aggie Resource Manual, passed unanimously.


Court Announcements

Missy Whitney, chief justice of the student court, announced that although there are no cases to be discussed, the court might be hearing the elections case next week. If students are interested in learning more about the case, the AS Court will be having their meeting on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Mee Room.


Other business

Laura Brown announced that she did not want to put the night’s discussion behind her, as other senators had suggested. She wanted to remind people to be aware of their interactions with other people.


Torres remarked that students are working hard to make the campus socially just, but he felt that the student government was not being socially just in the night’s discussion.


Garrett advised that people should talk to other people about the problems that they have with them. Patrizio agreed and suggested that people give charitable interpretations of other people’s statements.


Meeting adjourned at 11:40 p.m.


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