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.
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 Room” in 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 the “Support 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passed to be seen as urgent by an 8:2:2 vote, (No votes by Clemente and Torres, abstentions by Garrett and Pulido) was withdrawn by Zwald after discussion.
Members of the public discussed with the senate about the term “third world” that 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.