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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Aggie Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Oct. 21 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.

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

Jack Zwald, ASUCD president, present, left early at 6:55 p.m.

Previn Witana, ASUCD vice president, present

Abrham Castillo-Ruiz, ASUCD senator, present, left early at 11:33 p.m.

Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD senator, present

Alison Tanner, ASUCD senator, present

Andre Lee, ASUCD senator, president pro tempore, present, left early at 9:34 p.m.

Bree Rombi, ASUCD senator, present

Don Ho, ASUCD senator, arrived late at 6:21 p.m., arrived late from a break scheduled to end at 7:20 p.m.

Joel Juarez, ASUCD senator, present, arrived late from a break scheduled to end at 7:20 p.m.

Levi Menovske, ASUCD senator, absent

Liz Walz, ASUCD senator, present

Osahon Ekhator, ASUCD senator, arrived late at 6:18 p.m., arrived late from a break scheduled to end at 7:20 p.m.

Ozzy Arce, ASUCD senator, present, arrived late from a break scheduled to end at 7:20 p.m.

Selisa Romero, ASUCD senator, present

Presentations

A representative from Student Housing came to give an update on renovating the domes and tri-cooperatives.

Appointments and confirmations

Rosemary Hall, Elizabeth Matthews and Sarah Deremer were confirmed to the Aggie Public Arts Committee.

Omar Tejera Cespedes and Gabby Muntuno were confirmed to the Academic Affairs Commission.

Brianna Castro, Steven Zhang, Joanne Okow, Anna Ha and Hassan Rezakhany were confirmed to the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission.

Consideration of old legislation

Senate Bill 12, authored and introduced by Rombi and co-authored by Justin Gold, Ho and Hannah Kirshner, to allocate $2,484 from Senate Reserves to fund development of a new unit, The Pantry, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 14, authored and introduced by the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission, to allocate $215 from Senate Reserves to refund the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission’s budget shortfall of said amount, was tabled. Until the senate votes again, Zwald’s veto stands.

Senate Bill 15, authored by Megan Frantz, co-authored by Daniel Fontaine, Ho, Lee and Thongsavat, and introduced by Ho, to allocate $7,984.67 from Capital Reserves to purchase a variety of equipment for AggieTV to upgrade ageing cameras and computers, passed unanimously.

Consideration of Urgent Legislation

Senate Bill X, authored and introduced by Ekhator and co-authored by Christina Ortiz, Amanda Gonzalez and Tiana Brawley, to allocate $1,000 from Senate Reserves to Aggies of Color for the Students of Color Conference on Nov. 19 to 21 passed unanimously.

Senate Bill B, authored and introduced by Rombi and co-authored by Gold and Mark Ling, to purchase three locking storage cabinets for $481.35 from Business Supply and Capitol Reserves for the California Aggie Archives, passed unanimously.

Past Meeting Minutes

Approved

Public Discussion

Many individuals at the senate table were disappointed with Wednesday’s ASUCD Coffee House Senatorial Candidate Debate as far as the questions that were asked, the format of the debate and the moderator’s behavior.

Ekhator in particular was angry about the fact that the candidates were able to cross-examine each other’s platforms. It led to cat fighting, mudslinging and scrutinizing, and the Senate’s objectives are not to make headlines about a catfight at a debate, he said.

Some at the senate table expressed worries about passing Senate Bill B and X because it will set a precedent for future bills.

UC Davis beat California State University, Sacramento in the Causeway Classic blood drive by 140 people.

Meeting adjourned at 11:43 p.m.

JASPREET BAHIA compiles the senate briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.

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