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Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Nov. 10, 2011 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room. The ASUCD president is not required to attend senate meetings.

Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.
Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD president, present
Bree Rombi, ASUCD vice president, present
Yena Bae, ASUCD senator, present
Miguel Espinoza, ASUCD senator, absent
Emmanuel Diaz-Ordaz, ASUCD senator, present
Andre Lee, ASUCD senator, arrived late at 8:15 p.m.
Amy Martin, ASUCD senator, present
Mayra Martín, ASUCD senator, absent
Tatiana Moana Bush, ASUCD senator arrived late at 9:02 p.m.
Darwin Moosavi, ASUCD senator, present
Matthew Provencher, ASUCD president pro-tempore, present
Brendan Repicky, ASUCD senator, present
Rebecca Sterling, ASUCD senator, present
Ryan Meyerhoff, ASUCD senator, present

Consideration of old legislation
Senate Bill 23, authored by Ozedirne, co-authored by Sterling, to amend the Lobby Corps budget to reallocate $2,624 from the employee pay. The bill passed 6-1-5. Meyerhoff voted no.

Senate Resolution 2, authored by the External Affairs Commission (Sandstrom) co-authored by Martin, in opposition to the tuition increases by the University of California Office of the President to be possibly voted upon by the University of California Regents. The bill passed unanimously.

Union Director Reports
The director of Unitrans said that Unitrans is low in expenses this quarter. They are 33 percent of the way through the school year and 28 percent of the way through the budget. They implemented V line to West Village beginning this year. The California Transitive Association gave Unitrans the award for excellence in a small operation bus system. They are currently working on a bus priority traffic light system that would let the buses through intersections faster.

The Davis Pantry showed an increase in the past two weeks in the number of students utilizing its services, checking in about 300 students as compared to previous week’s 100. The Pantry is going to be featured on NBC’s nightly news on the Nov. 23.

Aggie TV expanded its studio, doubling in size. It has been increasing the amount of weekly stories featured and has made half the money it needs for the entire year already. It has started renting out green screens and other studio equipment to students. It is in the process of trying to “future proof” some of the technology.

Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

Open positions within ASUCD can be found at vacancy.ucdavis.edu. CHARLOTTE YOUNG compiles the senate briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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