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Monday, May 20, 2024

Senate Briefs

This ASUCD Senate meeting was scheduled to begin Thursday at 7:35 p.m. Times listed are according to the reporter’s laptop computer at the Mar. 5, 2009 meeting location, the Coffee House.


Meeting was called to order at 7:42 p.m.

Ivan Carillo, ASUCD president, not present

Molly Fluet, ASUCD vice president, not present

Joemar Clemente, ASUCD senator, present

Danny Garrett, ASUCD senator, present

Justin Gold, ASUCD senator, present

Erin Lebe, ASUCD senator, present

Kevin Massoudi ASUCD senator, present

Justin Patrizio, ASUCD senator, present

Laura Pulido, ASUCD senator, not present

Shawdee Rouhafza, ASUCD senator, present

Trevor Taylor, ASUCD senator, present

Mo Torres, ASUCD senator, present

Previn Witana, ASUCD senator, present

Jack Zwald, ASUCD president pro-tempore, present


Patrizio was appointed temporary president pro-temp.



Environmental Policy and Planning Commission presented the former senators with EPPC t-shirts.


Senator Goodbye Speeches

Former Senators Ramneek Saini, Rebecca Schwartz, Chris Dietrich, Erica Oropeza and Andrew Bianchi said their farewell speeches. Sergio Blanco was not present for his goodbye speech.


Court Announcements

Justice Melissa Whitney announced that nothing has been filed with the Court regarding the elections complaint.


Consideration of Old Legislation

Senate Bill 32 authored by Ricardo Lopez, co-authored by Bianchi and introduced by Bianchi to allocate $650 for La Raza Cultural Days account, passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 33 seen as urgent, authored by Amy Hartstein, introduced by Patrizio, to allocate $369 for the purchase of a memorial plaque for the “Angelina Malfitano Conference Roomin honor of UC Davis student and member of ASUCD Angelina Malfitano, who passed away at the age of 22 on May 30, 2006 in an automobile accident, passed unanimously.


A Senate Bill authored and introduced by Zwald, to allocate $115 from Senate Reserves to ship ten parcels for theSupport the Troops Drive,passed to be seen as urgent by an 8:2:2 vote, (No votes by Clemente and Torres, abstentions by Garrett and Pulido) was withdrawn by Zwald after discussion.


Public Discussion

Members of the public discussed with the senate about the termthird worldthat was said during last week’s senate meeting by a member of the Elections Committee.


Meeting adjourned at 11:30 p.m.


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


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