ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the February 28 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
Liam Burke, ASUCD senator, present
Armando Figueroa, ASUCD senator, present
Maxwell Kappes, ASUCD senator, present
Pamela Nonga, ASUCD senator, present
Felicia Ong, ASUCD senator, present
Alyson Sagala, ASUCD senator, present
Amrit Sahota, ASUCD senator, present
Miles Thomas, ASUCD senator, present
Tal Topf, ASUCD senator, present
Reuben Torres, ASUCD senator, present
Ryan Wonders, ASUCD senator, present
Yee Xiong, ASUCD senator, present
Unit Director Reports
Tessa Artale, director of the Campus Center of the Environment, said they will be expanding their zero-waste compostable program. She also said they will have a new website running next week.
Karan Singh, director of Lobby Corps, said that the Lobby Corps will be focusing on the issue of student debt this year and making sure students understand the financial aid process.
Janelle Bitker, Editor in Chief of The California Aggie, announced that The Aggie will be switching to a weekly format, publishing on Thursdays, starting Spring Quarter.
Lauren Menz, director of University Affairs, is recruiting for new people to be on the academic advising committees. She is also looking for a successor because she will be graduating this June.
Andrew Kim, representing the Office of Congressman Garamendi, said there will be cuts in supplemental education grants and some work study programs will be cut. He added that undergraduates will not be affected in regards to the Pell Grant.
Akshar Gopal of Aggie Pack gave a report on the work they have done in the past year and will do for the remainder of the year.
Rebecca Sterling said the ASUCD Jobs Initiative was a success and encouraged those in attendance to visit Education Day in March.
Sergio Cano said the Internal Affairs Commission (IAC) will be hosting the legislation writing clinic.
Figueroa said the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) will be hosting an event called Dreams of Education.
Amrit Sahota said the Community Resource Center is currently planning a public event.
Consideration of Old Legislation
Senate Bill 48, authored by Eric Renslo, to implement a long-range plan for Lobby Corps was tabled in a 10-1-1 vote.
Senate Bill 51, authored by Cano, to revise the long-term KDVS plan, was passed unanimously.
Senate Bill 55, authored by Patrick Sheehan, to purchase stickers to advertise the Bait Bike program with $519.13 from Senate Reserves, passed in a 9-3-0 vote.
Senate Bill 61, authored by Spencer McManus, to change the amount of people needed to be present to make decisions for the Committee on Committees, passed unanimously.
Meeting Adjourned at 1:44 a.m.
Open positions within ASUCD can be found at vacancy.ucdavis.edu. SASHA COTTERELL compiled this Senate brief. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.