ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Apr. 9 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.
Joe Chatham, ASUCD president, present
Chris Dietrich, ASUCD vice president, 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, 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
Meeting called to order at 6:10
Chatham presented a State of the Association speech, and urged the student body to strive for unity to create effective student government and to improve intra-organizational communication.
Appointments and confirmations
Brian Kim was confirmed director of City and County Affairs.
Chintan Desai was confirmed an alternate commissioner of the External Affairs Commission.
Laura Kroeger, Allison Ramiller and Chelsea Norris were confirmed commissioners of the Gender and Sexuality Commission.
Jacqueline Limon, Anisha Chikarmane, Mona Navid and Kelly Riggle were confirmed commissioners of the Academic Affairs Commission.
Daniel Goodman was confirmed commissioner of the Internal Affairs Commission.
Justice Rudy Ornelas announced that the Student Court will hold a pre-hearing conference Wednesday at 8 p.m. in an undisclosed room to discuss matters of Case 46, “Ambriz vs. ASUCD Elections Committee.”
Consideration of Urgent Legislation
Resolution “X,” authored by Talia MacMath, coauthored by Maryam Taeb and introduced by Patrizio, to officially support California Senate Bill 48 authored by California State Senator Elaine Alquist and Senate Bill 386 authored by California State Senator George Runner, passed unanimously.
Senate Resolution 25, authored and introduced by Zwald, co-authored by Amanpreet Singh, opposing the disproportionate burden placed on ASUCD commercial units by the University Rate Group, passed unanimously, with some amendments.
Marcus Tang, chair of the Academic Affairs Commission, announced that tomorrow is the last day to add or drop a class.
Laura Brown, chair of the Gender and Sexualities Commission, announced that the Davis Feminist Film Festival will be held on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Theatre. She also announced that GASC is sponsoring “Queer Tours” conversation series, which will discuss the biological argument for gay civil rights. The series will begin on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in MU II.
Christine Pham, chair of the Picnic Day committee, announced that the committee will hold a pie-eating contest on Tuesday at noon on the MU patio, and a cow-milking contest on Wednesday afternoon in the Quad. She also noted that the forecast for Saturday, the day of Picnic Day, is sunny.
Dietrich announced that Lobby Corps will hold a training session on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the center office, and Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the conference room for Lobby month.
Chatham announced that the association is looking at budget details in lieu of increasing budget cuts. He said that the cuts probably won’t affect ASUCD’s budget too much. He also announced that Tipsy Taxi’s transportation financial situation project is working out, and that officials should know in the next couple of weeks who the new UC Davis chancellor will be. The decision will be announced at the regents‘ May 5 meeting. The advisory committee has narrowed their choices down to two candidates.
Torres announced that the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address is working.
Taylor announced that Mondays at 4:15 p.m. the Coho personnel will hold meetings in the Coho.
Zwald announced that there have been senators who have not reported their office hours, and that those who do not report their office hours will face consequences.
Meeting adjourned at 9:42 p.m.
LAUREN STEUSSY compiles the senate briefs and can be reached at email@example.com.