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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

ASUCD Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate Meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the April 22 meeting location, the MU Mee Room.

Meeting called to order at 6:11 p.m.

Jack Zwald, ASUCD president, absent

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, returned late from a break scheduled to end at 8:07 p.m

Bree Rombi, ASUCD senator, pro tempore, present

Don Ho, ASUCD senator, present, returned late from a break scheduled to end 8:07 p.m

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, present


Lobby Corps Director Christopher Lewis said Lobby Month will start next month. He added that Lobby Corps is looking for volunteers and invited ASUCD members to join in meetings.

Appointments and confirmations

Sabastian Belser confirmed unanimously as Specialized Transportation Services manager.

Unit director reports

Bike Barn Unit Director Steve Burkel reported that the Bike Barn has opened the bike garage in the North Entry Parking structure. Burkel also said he worked with Senator Andre Lee on a safety video for Student Housing to show during Freshman Welcome Week.

Public discussion

Former ASUCD Senator Shawdee Rouhafza and other student athletes told the ASUCD Senate that they were looking into recent cuts to Intercollegiate Athletics. Senator Tanner said student athletes should inundate media and the administration about the sports closures. Senator Thongsavat said that Student Affairs Vice Chancellor Fred Wood may have a larger role in the decision.

Consideration of old legislation

SB #42, authored by Chen, co-authored by Freeman, Lee, St. Cyr, Williams, introduced by Lee, an ASUCD Senate Bill to implement the Long-Range Plan for Bike Barn, passed unanimously.

SB #54, authored by Rombi, co-authored by Shotwell, Tabke, introduced by Rombi, an ASUCD Senate Bill to allocate $4,808.00 from Capital Reserves to purchase a new binding machine for Campus Copies/Classical Notes, passed unanimously.

SR #31, authored by Schaefer, co-authored by Gibson, introduced by Ekhator, an ASUCD Senate Resolution in Support of Senate Bill 970, tabled for further discussion.

Consideration of urgent legislation

Senate Bill to allocate $1,500 from Senate Reserves for La Raza Cultural Days, to encourage the Chicano/Latino community, passed unanimously.

Introduction of new legislation

SB #X, an ASUCD Senate Bill to allocate $2,200 from Capital Reserves to purchase a used steel container to store Picnic Day event materials.

An ASUCD Senate Resolution in support of the proposed amendments to CALPIRG’s Pledge Contract.

Public discussion

Student athletes from wrestling discussed the impact of sports closure decision. Senator Walz said senators should follow senate etiquette. Senator Menovske said he felt that Picnic Day was becoming an unsafe environment.

Public announcements

Gender and Sexuality Commission Chair Sarah Raridon said the GASC is sponsoring an activist spoken word artist to perform at Delta of Venus and that next week is the Queer and Asian Conference. Senator Romero said there will be a women of color night on Tuesday at Wellman from 7 to 9.

Internal Affairs Commission Chair Sergio Cano said IA will be looking at two ballot measures that are to declare no-confidence in Mark Yudof and the University of California Regents.

Approval of past meeting minutes


Adjourned at: 12:12 A.M.

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


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