ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Jan. 28 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.
Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.
Joe Chatham, ASUCD president, absent
Chris Dietrich, ASUCD vice president, present
Abrham Castillo-Ruiz, ASUCD senator, present
Joemar Clemente, ASUCD senator, present
Justin Gold, ASUCD senator, present
Don Ho, ASUCD senator, present
Joel Juarez, ASUCD senator, present
Andre Lee, ASUCD president pro-tempore, present
Levi Menovske, ASUCD senator, present
Kevin Massoudi, ASUCD senator, present
Bree Rombi, ASUCD senator, present
Shawdee Rouhafza, ASUCD senator, present
Trevor Taylor, ASUCD senator, present
Previn Witana, ASUCD senator, present
Appointments and Confirmations
The senate approved Amaan Shaikh as the Academic Affairs Commission (AAC) Chair.
The senate approved Sing Wang, Jennifer Giang, Ashley Matson and Kate Rockwell to the Gender and Sexuality Commission (GASC).
The senate approved Edward Montelongo and Jason Pabón to the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission (ECAC).
The senate approved Sabrina Dias, Crista Thomas, Alexandra Pietrzyk and Chris Hong to their respective Freshman Outreach, Service, Environment and Arts and Performance positions of the Outreach Assembly (OA).
Consideration of Old Legislation
Senate Bill 32, authored by Chen, co-authored by Daniel Fontaine, Joshua Mezhvinsky, Melanie Maemura and Eli Yani, and introduced by Taylor, to implement the Long Range Plan for AGTV, was passed unanimously.
Elected Officer Reports
Ho stated that he met with Will Klein and found that the idea of edible gardens has not been eliminated, but may need to be scaled down. Plans to place the gardens atop the roofs of Cuarto have been canceled due to safety concerns and to retain space for the proposed installation of solar panels.
Quinten Voyce, OA speaker, stated that there are still five OA positions open on its website.
Dietrich introduced a document entitled ASUCD-Aggie Pack Memorandum of Understanding to clarify what ASUCD should receive in exchange for financing the Aggie Pack and also improved voter turnout. The memorandum was well-received but was tabled for revision in light of suggestions from the senate.
Voyce stated that the OA will be having its first leadership fair on March 10.
Amy Hartstein, chair of the Internal Affairs Commission (IAC), stated that Feb. 11 will be Singles’ Awareness Night, a fundraiser event held at The Grad.
Juarez stated that Financial Aid Awareness Week will be kicking off this week with performances from Gunrock and Band-uh.
Jeff Williams of the Business and Finance Commission (BAF) stated that it has one alternate opening.
Jasmine Smith, chair of the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission (ECAC), announced that there will be an event this Friday called Filipino Time at Davis High School, which will showcase talents from Filipino culture to raise money for three scholarships.
Rombi announced that the Master Plan meeting will be on Tuesday starting at 9 a.m.
Gold announced that he will be having an open committee meeting on Wednesday at approximately 7:15 p.m. to talk about the blood drive forum symposium.
Sarah Raridon of GASC stated that Generation Sex week will be held Feb. 8 to 12, and will feature a sex toy workshop and serve as a lead-up to the Vagina Monologues, which will be performed at the Veterans Memorial Theater on Feb. 12 and 13.
Smith stated that ECAC’s Peace training will be held on the week of Feb. 8.
Meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.
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