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Sunday, May 26, 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 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.


Court Announcement

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

ResolutionX,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.


Public Announcements

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 sponsoringQueer Toursconversation 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.


President’s report

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 regentsMay 5 meeting. The advisory committee has narrowed their choices down to two candidates.


Torres announced that the senate@ucdavis.edu e-mail address is working.


Taylor announced that Mondays at 4:15 p.m. the Coho personnel will hold meetings in the Coho.


Other business

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 campus@theaggie.org. 


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