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Monday, April 15, 2024

Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Jan. 12 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
Jared Crisologo-Smith, ASUCD senator, present
Miguel Espinoza, ASUCD senator, absent
Justin Goss, ASUCD senator, present
Anni Kimball, ASUCD senator, present
Amy Martin, ASUCD senator, present
Mayra Martín, ASUCD senator, present
Erica Padgett, ASUCD senator, present
Brendan Repicky, ASUCD senator, present
Patrick Sheehan, ASUCD senator, present
Ryan Meyerhoff, ASUCD senator, present
Yara Zokaie, ASUCD senator, present

Unit Director Reports
Geoff Straw, current unit director of Unitrans, said he will be stepping down from his position on Jan. 24. He also said that Unitrans will be sending a broken-down double-decker bus back to England and there will be a going-away party for both the bus and Straw on Jan. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Unitrans garage.

Anne-Marie Litak, co-director of the Whole Earth Festival, said that the unit had their first meeting last week and that they will be updating their website soon.

Suzanne from the Experimental College (EC) said they are looking for a design intern and a publicity intern. She said that they are looking to work with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center on campus and they are currently working on the website. She also said that they need another employee for the EC garden.

The Aggie editor-in-chief Jason Alpert said that over 50,000 people viewed the Aggie website in one weekend. Alpert and the table discussed ASUCD and The Aggie relations.

Appointments and Confirmations
Levi Menovske and Jessica Jaswal were confirmed to the Academic Affairs Commission.

William Rich, Phillip Tran, Serena Claudio, Michelle Yi, Jonathan White and Mai Ton-nu were confirmed to EPPC.

Jose Marquez, Josh Paz, Marielle Talton, Emmanuel Diaz-Ordaz and Ivan De La Torme were confirmed to the Gender and Sexualities Commission (GASC).

Ryan Schaeffer, Jonathan Yip and Chinsin Sim were confirmed to the Business and Finance Commission.

Michael Juarez-Munoz was confirmed to Internal Affairs Commission (IAC).

Rebecca Sterling was confirmed as the Student-Police Relations Chair.

Martin was appointed to the Internet and Networking Committee.

Crisologo-Smith was appointed as representative to the Student Recruitment and Retention Center.

Goss was appointed as representative to the Media Board.

Zokaie was appointed as representative to SHAWC.

Consideration of Old Legislation
Senate Bill 33, authored by Martin, to clarify the definition of vacancy in the ASUCD bylaws. The bill was referred back to IAC.

Senate Bill 36, authored by Lee, co-authored by Maemura, Martin, Sheehan and Sterling, to enhance institutional memory and long-term planning by amending Chapters Twelve and Thirteen of the ASUCD Bylaws. The bill would mean that long-range plans would be updated every year, rather than every 3 years. Repicky expressed concerns about the long-term plans becoming less long-term. The senate table discussed the issue of how much time IAC would have to spend on this. The bill passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 39, authored by Lee, co-authored by Martin and Sheehan, to ensure the integrity of the ASUCD Bylaws. The senate discussed the idea that SGAO is in charge of correctly transcribing the language of senate bills correctly. The bill passed unanimously.

Public Discussion
There will be a Wellness Carnival in the ARC on Jan. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Public Announcements
Wendy Lu announced that The Shins will be playing at the Mondavi Center on April 23.

Meeting adjourned at 9:58 p.m.

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


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