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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 19, 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, arrived late, left early
Yena Bae, ASUCD vice president, present
Kabir Kapur, ASUCD senator, present
Jared Crisologo-Smith, ASUCD senator, present, left early at 7:00 p.m.
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

Pooja Boinapalli was confirmed to the Academic Affairs Commission.

Maxwell Kappers, Roman Rivilis and Lance Hackney were confirmed to the Internal Affairs Commission.

Presentations

A representative from Student Housing said that advertisements for the Blood Drive last week were posted in the dorms, even though that went against Student Housing policies.

Sterling gave the State of the Association address. Sterling discussed California’s budget crisis, the 2020 Initiative, the pepper spraying incident and Picnic Day. She also discussed the ASUCD Facebook page, and allowing senators to post on it.

Unit Director Reports

Sharon Coulson, ASUCD Coffee House (CoHo) director, who is retiring on July 1, said that the unit did a mini renovation in the CoHo To Go over spring break. She also said the CoHo South Café is doing well.

Jennifer Mappus from Picnic Day said that everyone is working really hard to get ready for Picnic Day. She encouraged senators to share information about being safe on Picnic Day.

Consideration of Old Legislation

Senate Resolution 16, authored by Hawe, co-authored by Hsu and Ozedirne, introduced by Crisologo-Smith, in support of California State Assembly Bill 1500 authored by California Speaker John A. Pérez, to create the Middle Class Scholarship. The resolution passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 17, authored by Hawe, co-authored by Miller and Ozedirne, introduced by Crisologo-Smith, in support of California State Assembly Bill 1500 authored by California Speaker John A. Pérez, which would fund the Middle Class Scholarship. The resolution passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 18, authored by Miller, co-authored by Ozedirne, introduced by Crisologo-Smith, in support of California Assembly Bill 1723, introduced by California State Assembly Member Felipe Fuentes, which requires higher education governing bodies to provide live audio transmission of all meetings. The resolution passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 19, authored by Rombi, co-authored by Miller and Ozedirne, introduced by Crisologo-Smith, in support of California Assembly Bill 1955 authored by California Assembly Member Marty Block, which would create a liaison between students and campus police on California campuses. The resolution passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 20, authored by Ozedirne, co-authored by Hawe, Hsu and Miller, introduced by Crisologo-Smith, in support of California Assembly Bill 2190, introduced by California State Assembly Member John A. Pérez, which would establish the California Higher Education Authority. The resolution passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 21, authored by Rombi, co-authored by Hsu, Miller and Ozedirne, introduced by Crisologo-Smith, in support of California Senate Bill 1539 authored by California State Senator Ellen Corbett, which would urge textbook publishers to give more information to professors. The resolution passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 22, authored by Miller, co-authored by Hsu and Ozedirne, introduced by Crisologo-Smith, in support of California Senate Bill 1053, introduced by California State Senators Elaine Alquist and President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, which would establish the California Digital Open Source Library. The resolution passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 96, authored by Goss, co-authored by Kapur, Azari, Sheehan, Cano, Harms and Coronado-Moses, to institutionalize correspondence between ASUCD and the other University of California Student Governments. The External Affairs Commission did not pass this bill because they didn’t find incentives for students to do research, and she was worried about telling University Affairs what to do. Sterling said that because ASUCD is not part of UCSA, it might be more difficult to connect with other campuses. Business and Finance Commission Chair Brian Barnett said that ASUCD doesn’t have a body specifically for knowing about other campuses. Padgett said she was concerned that there would be a new University Affairs unit director soon, and they may not be OK with this bill. Sterling said that the bill wouldn’t affect student life here, and there are lots of other things University Affairs could be doing instead. Padgett said that she was concerned that the President’s office was not involved in writing this bill. Zokaie said that she doesn’t think it does anything bad. In an 8-3-1 vote, the bill passed. Bottoms, Han and Padgett voted no. Kimball abstained.

Senate Bill 100, authored by Maemura, co-authored by Chu and Lu, authored by Padgett, to allow an appointee of the ASUCD Controller to serve as Chairperson of the ASUCD Entrepreneurship Fund for Spring Quarter of 2012, passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution 15, authored by Sheehan, co-authored by Schaefer, in support of an Academic Senate proposal to grant grade-point weight to an “A+.” External Affairs Commission Chair Sandstrom said she was worried about punishing “A” students. After senate discussion, the bill passed unanimously.

Urgent Legislation

Senate Resolution X, authored by Miller, co-authored by Ozedirne, introduced by Crisologo-Smith, in support of California Senate Bill 1052, introduced by California State Senators Elaine Alquist and Darrell Steinberg. The resolution passed unanimously.

Senate Resolution X, authored by Miller, co-authored by Ozedirne, introduced by Crisologo-Smith, to support California Assembly Bill 1289, introduced by California State Senator Ellen Corbett, passed unanimously.

Public Discussion

Sandstrom asked that people be more respectful on the table.

Public Announcements

Anthony Palmere was chosen for Unitrans General Manager.

Meeting adjourned at 12:43 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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