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Friday, April 12, 2024

ASUCD senate briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Nov. 12 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.

The meeting was called to order at 6:10 p.m.

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, arrived late

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 president pro-tempore, present

Jack Zwald, ASUCD senator, present

Public Discussion

Eli Yani, ASUCD Controller, stated that he will be holding meetings every Friday at 10 a.m. to address ASUCD unit requests for new computers, as well as a mixer this Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Gold stated that plans for the MU bookstore renovation are 65 percent complete. Potential temporary locations for the bookstore during the 12 to 18 months of renovation include East Hall and downtown Davis.

Sara Raridon, chair of the Gender and Sexuality Commission (GASC), encouraged everyone to go to Berkeley on Nov. 18 regarding the Regents’ decision on further fee increases.

Public Announcements

Amy Hartstein, chair of the Internal Affairs Commission, stated that there will be a legislation writing clinic today at 5:10 p.m. in the Garrison Room.

Jasmine Smith, chair of the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission (ECAC), announced that the ECAC will be having their “Pass the Plate” event on Nov. 17.

Mona Navid of the Academic Affairs Commission announced that the Last Lecture Series will be held on Nov. 17 in the Griffin Lounge; free pizza will be available.

Raridon announced that GASC will hold an alternative version to The Vagina Monologues entitled, The Genital Soliloquies.

Consideration of old legislation

Senate Bill 16, authored and introduced by Hartstein, co-authored by Tren Kauzer, Chelsea Shotwell-Tabke, Yani, Jeff Williams and Massoudi, to implement the Long-Range Plan for Campus Copies/Classical Notes, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 13, authored and introduced by Garrett and co-authored by Hartstein, to avoid multiple expenditures on a single bill, passed with a 9-0-3 vote.

Senate Bill 15, authored and introduced by Garrett, co-authored by Hartstein and Taylor Fleshman of the Outreach Assembly, to require detailed budgets for ASUCD expenditures, passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

ARNOLD LAU and LESLIE TSAN compile the senate briefs. They can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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