Government

This page consists of important ASUCD information, such as announcements, minutes, and senate records. The information found below is updated weekly and up to date.

Executive

The executive office consists of the ASUCD President, Vice President and ASUCD Controller as well as their respective staff. Elections for the offices of ASUCD President and Vice President are held annually during the seventh week of winter quarter.

After this election, the new President appoints the ASUCD Controller. The executive office oversees all ASUCD units, but the President often takes a more direct role in Advocacy Units, while the Controller manages Business Units.

Executive Office of the ASUCD President

Justin Hurst

President

president@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Office hours: By appointment, contact Chief of Staff

Shreya Deshpande

Vice President

vicepresident@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Office hours: By appointment, contact Chief of Staff

Kevin Rotenkolber

Controller

controller@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Office hours: By appointment, contact Chief of Staff

Francois Kaepplin

Chief of Staff

chiefofstaff@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Office hours: By appointment, contact Chief of Staff

Legislative

The legislative branch of ASUCD is headed by the ASUCD Senate. Under it is a large support network containing seven commissions, and various committees.

The ASUCD Senate is the body which introduces, and commonly writes, legislation. Once legislation is submitted to the Senate, it gets referred to any number of the relevant commissions who scrutinize the legislation and offer their specialized opinion on it. Other committees also exist to serve specific functions.

Senate Members Fall 2019

Shreya Deshpande

Presiding Officer of the Senate & ASUCD Vice President

vicepresident@asucd.ucdavis.edu

Office hours: By appointment, contact Chief of Staff

Senate FAQ

How can I speak during a Senate meeting?

The agendas for Senate meetings are announced in advance here. The meetings follow Parliamentary Procedures. If you are unfamiliar with these procedures you can follow the guidelines here. To speak, simply arrive to the meeting at any time and raise your hand in order to be placed on the speakers’ list. You will have 5 minutes to speak with 2 – 2 minute deferments.

When and where are the Senate meetings held?

Meetings are usually held on Thursdays starting at 6:10pm in the Mee Room on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union. No meetings occur during Finals Week unless a special meeting is called. Please refer to the announcements on the home page or dates on the agenda page for an updated list of meeting dates.

How can I place an item on the agenda

If you would like to place anything on the agenda such as a presentation, an item you would like to discuss during public discussion, a bill or resolution, please email the ASUCD Vice President at vicepresident@asucd.ucdavis.edu to coordinate an agenda item. Anything to be placed on the agenda must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on the Tuesday prior to the Thursday meeting.

How can I contact the ASUCD Senate?

If you would like to place anything on the agenda such as a presentation, an item you would like to discuss during public discussion, a bill or resolution, please email the ASUCD Vice President at vicepresident@asucd.ucdavis.edu to coordinate an agenda item. Anything to be placed on the agenda must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on the Tuesday prior to the Thursday meeting.

Commissions

Seven Commissions comprise the subordinate legislative bodies of the ASUCD Senate. The primary duty of a commission is to advise the ASUCD Senate on matters relevant to their individual specialty. Many commissions also plan events and activities that pertain to their field of expertise and benefit the student body in educational or entertaining ways.

Commissions hire new members at the end of Fall and Spring Quarter each year, though vacancies often occur mid-year as well. Each commission has nine voting members and up to four alternate members.

ASUCD Commissions

Academic Affairs Commission (AAC)
Business and Finance Commission (B&F)
Environmental Policy and Planning Commission (EPPC)
Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission (ECAC)
External Affairs Commission (EAC)
Gender and Sexuality Commission (GASC)
Internal Affairs Commission

Judicial

The judicial branch of ASUCD is headed by the ASUCD Judicial Council. The Judicial Council serves as the adjudicative body of ASUCD. The ASUCD constitution gives the Judicial Council the authority to issue binding rulings on disputes that arise under the Constitution and Bylaws. Including the resolution of all disputes arising under official actions of ASUCD Elected Officials, Appointed Officers, and all subordinate bodies of the ASUCD Senate.

To open a case with the Judicial Council a complaint form must be submitted with the Student Government Administrative Office.

When a complaint form is submitted a case is considered opened by the Judicial Council and the petitioner and respondent will receive a formal notice from the Judicial Council Chair with information regarding their rights and the procedure moving forward. The Judicial Council will consider a case within five academic days of receiving the complaint. When considering a complaint the Judicial Council will vote wether to dismiss the case or schedule a hearing.

Decisions made by the Judicial Council may be appealed to the Judicial Council Oversight Committee. You can read more about the Judicial Oversight Committee in the ASUCD Judicial Oversight Codes. Judicial Council Oversight Committee Appeal Form and Judicial Council Appeal Forms are available online and in SGAO.

For more information regarding the judicial process, consult the ASUCD Judicial Codes or reach out to the Judicial Council directly.

Weekly meetings take place on Fridays, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Moss Room.

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