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Friday, April 19, 2024

Senate briefs

This ASUCD Senate meeting was scheduled to begin Thursday at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the April 5, 2012 meeting location, the Mee Room in the MU. The ASUCD president is not required to attend senate meetings.

Meeting called to order at 6:12 p.m.
Rebecca Sterling, ASUCD president, present, left early
Yena Bae, ASUCD vice president, present
Kabir Kapur, ASUCD senator, present
Jared Crisologo-Smith, ASUCD senator, present
Bradley Bottoms, ASUCD senator, present
Justin Goss, ASUCD senator, present
Anni Kimball, ASUCD senator, present
Paul Min, ASUCD senator, present
Don Gilbert, ASUCD senator, present
Joyce Han, ASUCD senator, present
Erica Padgett, ASUCD senator, present
Beatriz Anguiano, ASUCD senator, present
Patrick Sheehan, ASUCD senator, pro tempore, present
Yara Zokaie, ASUCD senator, present

Appointments and Confirmations
Anni Kimball was appointed as the new pro tempore.

Melanie Maemura was confirmed as Controller.

Jessica Tran was confirmed as STS/ Tipsy Taxi Unit Director.

Joyce Zhou, Kriti Garg, Bree Rombi and Olivia Brown were confirmed to the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission.

Zokaie and Han were appointed to the Student Health and Wellness Commission.

Gilbert and Padgett were appointed to URSAC.

Goss and Sheehan were appointed to the Committee on Committees.

Padget was appointed to the Internet and Networking Committee.

Sheehan was appointed to the Aggie Public Arts Committee.

Anguiano and Han were appointed to the ASUCD Scholarship Committee.

Sheehan was appointed to the Inter-Collegiate Athletic Budget Review Subcommittee.

Min was appointed to the Media Board.

Crisologo-Smith was appointed to the Recruitment and Retention Organizing Committee.

Han and Kimball were appointed to the Aggie Bound Outreach Committee.

President Sterling made a presentation and introduced her staff for this quarter. She announced that ASUCD will not be joining the Shared Services Center. However, the tax from the UC Office of the President will still affect ASUCD.

Unit Director Reports
Lobby Corps Unit Director Bihter Ozedirne  said that Lobby Month will be April 22 to May 25.  She also said that the unit will be hiring interns instead of volunteers, and that the letter campaign is going to be online.

Unit Director of STS/Tipsy Taxi Sebastian Belser said that they have hired a new replacement. He said that the unit is doing tremendously, and over the past three fiscal years it has reduced its subsidy by 30 percent. He also said that Tipsy Taxi ridership is going up.

Consideration of Old Legislation
Senate Bill 75, authored by Pascual, co-authored by Dias, Gindi and Yip, introduced by Kimball, to implement a revised Long-Range Plan for the Office of City and County Affairs, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 73, authored by Cano, co-authored by Coelho, Maemura, McManus, Moosavi, Repicky and Truong and introduced by Repicky, to implement the Long Range Plan for Aggie ReStore, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 83, authored by Goss, co-authored by Kapur, to require senators to attend Lobby Corps meetings at least once per quarter. Padgett said that she didn’t like the bill, and she didn’t think it was appropriate to require senators to attend a specific unit’s meetings. She was concerned that it could later apply to all units. Sheehan suggested that senators be required to attend an advocacy training meeting instead. Zokaie said that she liked the bill and said that she thought Lobby Corps was very important, especially right now. The bill failed in a 3-9 vote.

Senate Bill 72, authored by Hsu, co-authored by Boeh-Sobon, Coronado-Moses and Maemura, to implement a revised Long-Range Plan for University Affairs, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 90, authored by Cano, co-authored by Crisologo-Smith, Barnett, Gilbert, Goss, Kapur, Kimball and Sheehan, introduced by Kapur, to allocate $2599.85 from Capital Reserves to purchase two 21.5-inch iMacs for the Senate Office. Cano said that the computers need to be upgraded, whether the senate table likes it or not. A member of the public said that PCs are cheaper. The senate table responded that Macs are easier to use and that Creative Media Director Alex Park requested that the senate table buy Macs. In an 11-1 vote the bill passed. Anguiano voted no.

Senate Bill 84, authored by Cano, co-authored by Barnett and Ho, introduced by Kapur, to restructure Chapter 12 of the Bylaws, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 93 authored by Cano, to create Chapter 20 of the Bylaws on closed sessions, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 91, authored by Cano, to enact a new version of Chapter 9 on Open Meetings and Special Meetings, passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 92 authored by Cano, to enact Chapter 21 on Public Records, passed unanimously.

Consideration of Urgent Legislation
Senate Resolution X, to honor the life of the late Ted Adams, passed unanimously.

Closed session 10:20 to 11:30 p.m.

Public Announcements
Anguiano announced that this week is Pride Week.

Zokaie announced that Take Back the Night is this Wednesday.

Meeting adjourned at 1:07 a.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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