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Davis, California

Monday, April 15, 2024

Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate Meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the March 4 meeting location, the Tercero Main Lounge.

Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.

Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.

Joe Chatham, ASUCD president, present, left early.

Chris Dietrich, ASUCD vice president, present

Abrham Castillo-Ruiz, ASCUD senator, present, returned late from a break scheduled to end at 8:10 p.m.

Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD senator, present

Alison Tanner, ASUCD senator, present

Andre Lee, ASUCD president pro tempore, present

Bree Rombi, ASUCD senator, present, returned late from a break scheduled to end at 8:10 p.m.

Don Ho, ASUCD senator, present

Joel Juarez, ASUCD senator, present

Levi Menovske, ASUCD senator, present

Liz Walz, ASUCD senator, present

Osahon Ekhator, ASUCD senator, not present

Ozzy Arce, ASUCD senator, present

Selisa Romero, ASUCD senator, present

Consideration of old legislation

Senate Bill 40, to implement the Long-Range Plan for Campus Center for the Environment, authored by Sergio Cano, co-authored by Albin, Abergel, Bray, Jabusch and Klein, introduced by Previn Witana, was passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 41, authored by Chatham, introduced by Kevin Massoudi, to allocate $4,000 from Capital Reserves to establish a video podcasting system in Chemistry 194 and Science Lecture Hall 123, was tabled for future consideration.

Senate Bill 37, authored by Eli Yani, co-authored by Chen and introduced by Witana to ASUCD Senate Bill to allow greater ease in passing the ASUCD annual budget, was passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 19, authored and introduced by Menovske and co-authored by Abergel, to introduce the efforts of the CALPIRG textbook affordability campaign and their efforts to begin a textbook rental program and encourage professors to adopt open education resources on campus, was passed unanimously.

Unit Director Reports

Monica Lindholm, unit director for Picnic Day reported that the unit is working on teeshirts and scheduling events. Lindholm also said the unit needs 400 volunteers and was having a hard time getting volunteers.

Consideration of urgent legislation

Senate Resolution 18, authored and introduced by Menovske, calling for ASUCD to contribute to CALPIRG charity disaster relief for Haiti failed to pass in a 3-8-1 vote.

Public discussion

Senator Rombi said she was moving to start a pilot project on composting using yellow bins. She said she needed volunteers to be involved in the project.

Senator Thongsavat called the March 4 disruption of Unitrans a political “no winner” and the pulling of fire alarms inappropriate.

Senator Juarez did not support the pulling of fire alarms but said he felt the fire alarms may have been an isolated event triggered by the protest.

Meeting adjourned at 10:40 p.m.

LESLIE TSAN compiles the senate briefs and can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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