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Davis, California

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Aggie Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the October 14 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.

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

Jack Zwald, ASUCD president, absent

Previn Witana, ASUCD vice president, present

Ozzy Arce, ASUCD senator, arrived late

Abrham Castillo-Ruiz, ASUCD senator, left at 8:25 p.m.

Osahon Ekhator, ASUCD senator, arrived late

Don Ho, ASUCD senator, present

Joel Juarez, ASUCD senator, absent

Andre Lee, ASUCD president, pro tempore, present

Levi Menovske, ASUCD senator, present

Bree Rombi, ASUCD senator, present

Selisa Romero, ASUCD senator, arrived late

Alison Tanner, ASUCD senator, present

Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD senator, present

Liz Walz, ASUCD senator, present

Appointments and Confirmations

Andreas Slovacek and Stephanie Wong were confirmed to the Elections Committee.

Nick Sidney was confirmed to the Student-Police Relations Committee.

Daniel Olivas was confirmed to chair of the Aggie Public Arts Committee.

Melissa Freeman was confirmed to the Internal Affairs Commission.

Consideration of Old Legislation

Senate Bill 7, authored by Rudy Ornelas, co-authored by Joey Chen, Brandon J. Craig and Amani Rashid, introduced by Ekhator, to allocate $1,018.78 from Capital Reserves to purchase reusable trays in the ASUCD Coffee House in place of old and lost trays, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 78, authored by Sergio Cano, co-authored by Ornelas and Chen, introduced by Cano, to clarify chapter 10 of the ASUCD Bylaws to provide a comprehensive guide for budgets, Budget Hearings and procedures, was withdrawn for further editing.

Senate bill 9, authored by Cano, co-authored by Chen, introduced by Cano, to change the Internet and Networking Committee’s process of approval, passed unanimously.

Public Announcements

Dylan Schaefer, director of city-county affairs, said that 7 p.m. on Nov. 3, at 646 A St. there will be a Picnic Day public forum about Picnic Day problems from last year and what the solutions will be for next year.

Menovske announced that this year’s Davis is Burning is on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in Freeborn Hall.

Tanner said that the Aggie Public Arts Committee meetings are Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 in AMC for those who wish to attend.

Public Discussion

Amaan Shaikh, chair of the Academic Affairs Commission, discussed the possibility of a freshman seminar that will focus on issues in Haiti.

Menovske urged another senator to get involved with his edible orchard project, as his term is ending soon.

Ekhator asked if other senators would join him at general assembly meetings – where students meet to discuss future action and protests.

Past Meeting Minutes


Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m

JANELLE BITKER compiles the senate briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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