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Davis, California

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the May 21, 2009 meeting location, the ARC meeting room for a special event and the Mee Room for the senate meeting.

Meeting was called to order at 6:24 p.m. and again at 7:15 p.m.


Joe Chatham, ASUCD president, not present

Chris Dietrich, ASUCD vice president, present

Joemar Clemente, ASUCD senator, present, did not return from a break scheduled to end at 10:02

Danny Garrett, ASUCD senator, present, did not return from a break scheduled to end at 10:02

Justin Gold, ASUCD senator, not present, arrived at 8:20 p.m.

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, did not return from a break scheduled to end at 10:02

Previn Witana, ASUCD senator, present

Jack Zwald, ASUCD president pro-tempore, present


Consideration of old legislation

Senate Bill 55, authored by Sergio Cano, coauthored by Olivia Siegel and introduced by Massoudi, to implement the long-range plan for the Experimental College, passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 58, authored and introduced by Matt Shannon of the Internal Affairs Commission, to shorten weekly report time, passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 56, authored and introduced by Pulido to allocate $1,000 from Senate Reserves to the Chicana/o Latino/Latina Graduation Ceremony, was tabled with an 11-1 vote.



An Urgent Senate Bill authored by Gold, coauthored and introduced by Lebe, to require the notification of those potentially receiving line items in the ASUCD budget, passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 59, authored and introduced by the Internal Affairs Commission, to add a new motion to supplement Robert’s Rules of Order, passed unanimously.


Unit Director Reports

Talia MacMath, unit director of Lobby Corps, presented a summary of its legislative success. The unit spoke with over 30 offices on seven bills, presented awards to two legislators for their work with higher education and trained approximately 20 students in lobbying practices. Members of Lobby Corps also presented their perspectives.


Public Discussion

Max Mikalonis announced that due to the outcome of the recent election UC Davis will be facing $20-23 million in cuts.


Meeting adjourned at 11:24 p.m.



LAUREN STEUSSY compiles the Senate Briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org. 


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