ASUCD Senate Meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the April 8 meeting location, the MU Mee Room.
Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m
Jack Zwald, ASUCD president, present, left early
Previn Witana, ASUCD vice president, present
Abrham Castillo-Ruiz, ASCUD senator, present
Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD senator, present
Alison Tanner, ASUCD senator, present,
Andre Lee, ASUCD president, present,
Bree Rombi, ASUCD senator, pro tempore, present
Don Ho, ASUCD senator, arrived late
Joel Juarez, ASUCD senator, present
Levi Menovske, ASUCD senator, present
Liz Walz, ASUCD senator, present
Osahon Ekhator, ASUCD senator, present
Ozzy Arce, ASUCD senator, present
Selisa Romero, ASUCD senator, absent
Appointments and confirmations
Marissa Fresquez is unanimously confirmed to the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission.
Melissa Granados is unanimously confirmed to the Outreach Assembly.
Consideration of Urgent Resolution
A senate bill to allocate funds to students in the sustainable agriculture program to attend a conference about modern day slavery occurring in Florida, passed by a 8-4 vote.
Consideration of old legislation
Senate Bill #41, authored by Chatham, co-authored by Massoudi, to allocate $4,000 from Capital Reserves to establish a video podcasting (vodcasting) system in Chemistry 194 and Science Lecture Hall 123, passed by a 10-2 vote.
Senate Bill, #46 authored by Hartstein, co-authored by Park, Rombi to implement the Long-Range Plan for Creative Media, passed by an 11-1 vote.
Senate Bill #49, authored by Cano, co-authored by Tanner, to be more inclusive toward ex-officio members of the ASUCD Senate, passed unanimously.
Senate Bill #50, authored by Internal Affairs Commission, co-authored by Chen, Witana, to allow for a wider time period during which Budget Hearings may be held, passed unanimously.
Introduction of New Legislation
An ASUCD Senate Bill to allocate $1,500.00 for La Raza Cultural Days account, authored by Romero, co-authored by Tanner, Villagomez, introduced by Gomez.
Senator Thongsavat expressed concern over table etiquette and on the passage of the urgent resolution, saying the focus should not be on paying for student’s travel expenses but rather student employment.
Vice President Witana said budget hearings will occur on the seventh week of the quarter, and that all senators are required to attend.
Approval of Past Meeting Minutes
Unit Director Reports
Director of Unitrans Geoff Straw discussed plans to obtain funds for replacing buses and the coordination with the city of Davis expand service on the A Line. Straw also asked for senate support for Sunday service next year.
Adjourned at: 1:00 am.
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