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Saturday, May 18, 2024

ASUCD Senate briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Oct. 4 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.

Rebecca Sterling, ASUCD president, present
Yena Bae, ASUCD vice president, present
Justin Goss, ASUCD senator, pro tempore, present
Kabir Kapur, ASUCD senator, present
Jared Crisologo-Smith, ASUCD senator, present
Bradley Bottoms, 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, present
Yara Zokaie, ASUCD senator, absent

Akshaya Ramanujum from the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network explained plans to revive the institute on campus and gain members. He is working on finding a location for the institute so that on-campus leaders can connect and students can become more involved in campus policy.

Carly Sandstrom spoke about collecting donations for the ASUCD Endowment Scholarship fund, which features a peer-to-peer selection of candidates and is not GPA-based.

Sterling expressed concerns over five vacancies in the court and appointing a chief justice because the former chief justice resigned.

Public Discussion
Aref Aziz from Davis College Democrats explained a desire to establish a working relationship with the ASUCD Senate.

A CALPIRG representative discussed the need to increase voter registration on campus, promoting energy efficiency and fighting hunger and homelessness.

Kirk McGregor from a climate resource group on campus
took some inquiries into what ASUCD would like to contribute to the climate survey being collected.

A member of the public expressed concerns over Zokaie holding her position after graduation and explained his plans to sue.

Consideration of Old Legislation
Senate Bill 4 authored by Melanie Maemura would insert an Entrepreneurship Fund Bill into the ASUCD bylaws.
The bill passed 11-0-1.

Senate Bill 5 authored by Goss. The bill would organize a one day training workshoop for senate and an executive candidates. Goss explained that he wanted the candidates to be knowledgeable about the Association and about their rights during the ASUCD election. The bill was withdrawn.

Senate Bill 6 authored by Goss would institutionalize unit tours to help members of the Association become more educated on the various units on campus through physical tours.
The bill passed 11-0-1.

Senate Bill 8 authored by Goss would streamline process by which unit directors deliver quarterly reports. The bill passed 10-1-1.

Meeting adjourned at 10:40 p.m.

Open positions within ASUCD can be found at vacancy.ucdavis.edu. GHEED SAEED compiles the Senate briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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