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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 Feb. 9, 2012 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, arrived late
Miguel Espinoza, ASUCD senator, present
Justin Goss, ASUCD senator, present
Annamaria Kimball, ASUCD senator, present
Amy Martin, ASUCD senator, present
Mayra Martín, ASUCD senator, present
Ryan Meyerhoff, ASUCD senator, present
Erica Padgett, ASUCD senator, present
Brendan Repicky, ASUCD senator, present
Patrick Sheehan, ASUCD senator, present
Yara Zokaie, ASUCD senator, present

Appointments and confirmations
Natasha Kang was confirmed to the Academic Affairs Commission (AAC).

Unit Director Reports
The director of Project Compost spoke about outreaching to Woodland schools about composting.

The unit director of refrigerator services said he wants to create more positions in order to preserve institutional memory. He suggested several different ways for the unit to generate more money.

ASUCD President Adam Thongsavat gave the State of the Association address. He spoke about working closely with the university and increasing the training process for unit directors to ensure success.

Consideration of old legislation
Senate Bill 63, authored by Don Ho, co-authored by Thongsavat, Chu, Glass-Moore, Lin, Lee and Maemura, introduced by Bae, to create the Entrepreneurship Fund Special Committee, which allocates $6,201 to encourage entrepreneurship. Repicky said he was unsure of what the end game of the bill was. The bill was tabled.

Senate Resolution 9, authored and introduced by the External Affairs Commission, co-authored by Miller, Ozedirne and Raskin, to support California Senate Bill 967, passed with a 11-1 vote.

Senate Bill 52, authored by Meyerhoff, co-authored by Goss and Kapur, introduced by Meyerhoff, to allocate time at the beginning of ASUCD Senate meetings for a voluntary recital of the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States of America, failed with a 1-8-3 vote.

Senate Bill 50, authored by Cano, co-authored by Freeman, Garcha, Martín, Mohammad-Zakir and Rued, to implement the Long-Range Plan for KDVA, passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 10, authored and introduced by Goss, co-authored by Stone, Wold and Stifferman, to support interconnectedness within major departments between students and faculty. Martin stated that she think it was worth a resolution. The resolution passed unanimously.

Status of Legislation previously passed
President Thongsavat vetoed senate bill 61 to place the All Work and No Play Makes Davis Boring Ballot Measure on the Winter 2012 ballot. Thongsavat stated that he agreed with content but disagreed with the process. He didn’t want to set a precedent where it was OK to bypass the rules for getting a ballot measure put on the ballot.

Public discussion
Zokaie was concerned that members at the table pass on a vote simply to wait and see what the majority is and then cast a vote along with the majority.

Meeting adjourned at 11:03 p.m.

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


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