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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Senate briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the March 7 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.
Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m. to support the school at the nationally televised basketball game.
Meeting called back to order at 9:39 p.m.

Rebecca Sterling, ASUCD president, absent
Yena Bae, ASUCD vice president, present
Liam Burke, ASUCD senator, pro tempore, present
Armando Figueroa, ASUCD senator, absent
Maxwell Kappes, ASUCD senator, present
Pamela Nonga, ASUCD senator, present
Felicia Ong, ASUCD senator, present
Alyson Sagala, ASUCD senator, present
Amrit Sahota, ASUCD senator, absent
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

Representatives of the ASUCD Court discussed a question presented to them by the Senate several weeks ago; namely, a question asking for specification on its original question of whether ASUCD unit directors can take a political stance during an election. The Court found the question as asked to be essentially the same as the original question, therefore seeing no need to answer it twice.

Consideration of old legislation
Senate Bill 62, authored by Burke, co-authored by Kappes, increases the number of violation points in an ASUCD election associated with not turning in expenditure forms. Several people at the table expressed concern that the bill would lead to people committing fraud and not turning in their expenditure forms; as a result, the text of the bill was amended to say that failure to turn in post-election expenditure forms would be an automatic disqualification from the election. The bill passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 64, authored by Sergio Cano, co-authored by Wonders, to renew the Student Health and Wellness Committee (SHAWC) for another year passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 48, to implement the Long-Range Plan for Lobby Corps, was tabled. Much information had been added to the bill since it was reviewed by the Internal Affairs Commission (IAC), the External Affairs Commission (EAC) and the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission (EPPC). The bill was tabled and it was decided that the new bill would be reviewed by the commissions before it went back to the Senate table.

Meeting adjourned at 11:30 p.m.

Open positions within ASUCD can be found at vacancy.ucdavis.edu. ROHIT RAVIKUMAR compiled this Senate brief. He can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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