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chapter 10 of the ASUCD Bylaws to provide a comprehensive guide for budgets, Budget Hearings and procedures, was withdrawn for further editing.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.
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.
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 email@example.com.