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Davis, California

Monday, May 20, 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 Feb. 4 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.

Meeting called to order at 6:20 p.m.

Joe Chatham, ASUCD president, present (left early)

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, absent

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, absent

Trevor Taylor, ASUCD senator, present

Previn Witana, ASUCD senator, present

Appointments and Confirmations

The senate approved Matt Provencher to the Academic Affairs Commission (AAC).

Consideration of Old Legislation

Senate Bill 25, authored by Jeysree Ramachandran of the Internal Affairs Commission (IAC), co-authored by Subhan Cheema of the IAC, Tim Kerbavaz and Thongxy Phansopha of the Entertainment Council (EC), Lee, Witana, ASUCD Controller Eli Yani and former senator Jack Zwald and introduced by Ho, to implement the Long Range Plan for the EC, was passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 10, authored by Rouhafza, co-authored by Taylor and Ely Estoesta and introduced by Taylor, opposing the proposed removal of the Division of Textiles and Clothing from UC Davis, was passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 12, authored by Justin Patrizio of the External Affairs Commission (EAC), co-authored by Dietrich and introduced by Taylor, to support the Student Alumni Association in its efforts to implement an optional quarterly membership fee payment system in place of the one-time lump sum payment to encourage membership, was passed unanimously.

Public Announcements

Sarah Raridon of the Gender and Sexuality Commission (GASC) outlined the schedule for Generation Sex Week. Today is Sex-Ed Revamped followed by a sex toy workshop. Tuesday will be a body image workshop hosted by CAPS and a free screening of Precious in Chem 194. Wednesday will be a sex and mental health workshop, followed by the Gender Soliloqueers in the evening. Thursday will be a consent workshop and a student masculinity panel. On Friday, there will be a showing of the Vagina Monologues.

Dietrich announced that the City-UC Davis Student Liason Commission will be meeting this coming Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Jeff Williams of the Business and Finance Commission (BFC) stated that BFC is still hiring.

Juarez stated that this week is Financial Aid Awareness Week. FAFSA workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wellman 126 on Tuesday and in the Tercero Main Lounge on Thursday.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

ARNOLD LAU compiles the senate briefs. He can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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