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Davis, California

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate Meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the May 13 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.

Meeting called to order at 6:12 p.m.

Jack Zwald, ASUCD president, absent

Previn Witana, ASUCD vice president, present

Abrham Castillo-Ruiz, ASCUD senator, present, left 6:39, returned 6:41, left 6:49, returned 6:58, left 7:12, returned 7:16, left 7:29, returned 7:31, left 8:04, returned 8:05, left 10:20, returned 10:22, left 11:13, returned 11:16, left 12:05, returned 12:06, left 12:27, returned 12:29

Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD senator, arrived late at 6:15

Alison Tanner, ASUCD senator, present, left at 10:38, returned 10:40

Andre Lee, ASUCD senator, present, left 6:30, returned 6:32, left 10:24, returned 10:29

Bree Rombi, ASUCD pro tempore, present

Don Ho, ASUCD senator, arrived late at 6:17, late from break scheduled to end at 7:30, left 8:03, returned 8:06

Joel Juarez, ASUCD senator, present

Levi Menovske, ASUCD senator, present, left 11:34, returned 11:37

Liz Walz, ASUCD senator, present, returned from break late at 7:29

Osahon Ekhator, ASUCD senator, present, left 8:35, returned 8:37

Ozzy Arce, ASUCD senator, present

Selisa Romero, ASUCD senator, present, left 6:51, returned 6:52, returned from break late at 7:29, returned late from break 10:55, left 12:38, returned 12:44

Appointments and confirmations

Matthew Blair was confirmed director of University Affairs Commission.

Unit Director Reports

Director of Cal Aggie Camp, Wendy Wang, said there are 22 new counselors who underwent training and additional staff members were also added.

Consideration of old legislation

SB #67 authored by Lee, co-authored by Steve Burkel, introduced by Lee, an ASUCD Senate Bill to allocate $11,081.27 from Capital Reserves to purchase Point of Sales (POS) equipment and services for the Bike Barn, passed unanimously.

SB #62, authored by Jeysree Ramachandran, co-authored by Joey Chen, Maemura, Menovske, Kristin Stone, introduced by Juarez, to implement the Long-Range Plan for Cal Aggie Camp, passed unanimously.

SB #64, authored by Ho, co-authored by Josh Mezhvinsky, Daniel Fontaine, introduced by Ho, an ASUCD Senate Bill to allocate $3,799.00 from Capital Reserves to purchase a new Panasonic AG HVX-200 high-definition digital video camera for AGTV, passed unanimously.

SB #69, authored by Tanner, co-authored by Heidi Kuccera, Shawdee Rouhafza, introduced by Tanner, an ASUCD Senate Bill to allocate $420.00 from Senate Reserves to rent the UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom AB&C for the Athletes Townhall Forum, passed unanimously.

SR #36, authored by Gender and Sexuality Commission (Sarah Raridon), introduced by GASC to support the increase of the GASC’s program budget in order to ensure adequate funding for the Queer Leadership Retreat and Lavender Graduation, failed with a 6-7 vote.

SB #70 authored and introduced by Castillo-Ruiz, co-authored by Nancy Le and Daphne Nguyen to allocate $1,153.00 from Senate Reserves to the Southeast Asian Graduation, passed with an 11-1 vote.

SB #63, authored and introduced by Ekhator, co-authored by Eloyscia Ratliff, to allocate $1,000.00 from Senate Reserves to Black Family Week for Black Family Day 2010 on May 22 failed with a 5-7 vote.

SB #66 authored and introduced by Castillo-Ruiz, co-authored by Mo Torres, to allocate $1,351.00 from Senate Reserves to the Chicano/o and Latina/o Graduation, passed with a 11-1 vote.

SB #71 authored by Quinten Voyce, introduced by Rombi to alter the structure, design and duties of the Outreach Assembly passed with a 11-1 vote.

SB #68 authored by Witana, co-authored by Rombi, introduced by the Internal Affairs Commission, to update the duties of the Vice President and the Senate President Pro-tempore, passed unanimously.

Introduction of New Legislation

SB #X, authored by Tanner, co-authored by Repicky, introduced by Tanner, an ASUCD Senate Bill to create a Special Committee, the Aggie Public Arts Committee.

SR #21 authored by Kimelman,co-authored by Patrizio, introduced by Lee, an ASUCD Senate Resolution to officially support senate Bill#1045 authored by California State Senator Elaine Alquist.

SR #?? Authored by Kimelman, co-authored Patrizio, introduced by Lee, an ASUCD Senate Resolution to officially award the ASUCD Lobby Corps Legislator of the Year Award to California State Senator Jeff Denham.

A bill, authored by Internal Affairs Commission, co-authored by Adam Loberstein, Mahood, Mark Ling, Tanner, Joey Cheng, introduced by Tanner, to implement the Long-Range Plan for The California Aggie.

An ASUCD Senate Bill, authored by Juarez, introduced by Juarez, to allocate $1,204.83 from Senate Reserves to support the continuation of Health Education and Promotion’s (HEP) anonymous HIV testing on the UC Davis campus.

Public Discussion

Lee said proposed bills should have proper quotes and that those without should be “an automatic table.” Lee said everyone has a veto over how much each senator can scrutinize, and can object and state their reason.

Witana said the only way to stop the bleeding of funds through cutting is to start raising fees or to look at where the organization is going.

Menovske said senators should not use members of the public to get on the speaker’s list.

Rombi said senators concerned with scrutiny of their bills should look at other bills with similar intensity.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:33 a.m.

LESLIE TSAN and BECKY PETERSON compiled the Senate Briefs. They can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.

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