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Davis, California

Tuesday, May 21, 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 May 28 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.


Meeting was called to order at 6:11 p.m.


Joe Chatham, ASUCD president, left early at 8:00 p.m.

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



Christine Pham, Picnic Day chair, recapped Picnic Day and said that overall it went well. The only issue was excess amount of drinking according to UCD police and city of Davis police.


Public Discussion

Daniel Stevens, president of the Interfraternity Council, thanked the senate for support of Safeboats.


Lebe confirmed the effectiveness of Safeboats. She said it saved two people’s lives.


President’s Report

Chatham spoke about the finished budget proposal. He said he met with Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef, the Campus Recreation Department and the R4 recycling program to put recycling bins at sports games. He worked on an AGTV report and met with the Telecommunications Advisory Board to request more wireless Internet coverage.


Appointments and Confirmations

Will Klein, a sophomore environmental science and management major, was confirmed as director of the Campus Center for the Environment.


David Karimi and Daniel Maroon were confirmed as ASUCD court appointees.


Dana Percoco, a junior political science major, was confirmed as a member of the External Affairs Commission.


Sarah Raridon, a junior gender studies major, was confirmed as Gender and Sexualities Commission Chair.


A commissioner for the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission and director for the Book Exchange were confirmed.


Court Announcements

A member from the court explained various court laws and mentioned that copies and exact details were e-mailed to the senators. The court member also announced that they are currently working on making T-shirts with gavels on them.


Consideration of old legislation

Senate Bill 63, authored and introduced by Torres to clarify and ensure greater accuracy in the vote of the ASUCD Senate, passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 65, authored by Chan, coauthored by Taylor Fleshman, Tiffany Trinh and Eli Yani and introduced by Zwald to change Bylaw 209 Section E, was tabled for lack of authors present at time of discussion.


Senate Bill 66, authored and introduced by the Internal Affairs Commission, called for the correction of misplaced language into the bylaws and was passed unanimously.


Senate Bill 56, authored and introduced by Pulido, to allocate $1,000 from Senate Reserves to the Chicano/Chicana Latino/Latina graduation ceremony, passed with a 9-2-1 vote.


Consideration of new legislation

Urgent Resolution X, authored by Lobby Corps regarding the state senate bill that would give legislators the ability to set policy for the university, was differed to next week.


Senate Bill 61, authored by the Business and Finance Commission to allocate $3,500 from Senate Reserves to support community-specific commencement celebrations, passed with a 9-2-1vote.


Public discussion

Both Garrett and Lebe confirmed that Safeboats was a huge success, helped over 400 people and saved two lives.


Meeting adjourned 2:16 a.m.



Michelle Immel compiles the Senate Briefs and can be reached at campus@theaggie.org. 


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