ASUW Senate: Session XXVII

Committees

Senators are appointed to committees. After first readings on the floor, legislation is sent to a committee for review, typically a committee whose mission relates most closely to the content of the bill. Committees discuss the legislation, make amendments, and re-submit it back onto the floor for second readings. Legislation can be discharged favorably, unfavorably, or neutrally from a committee.

 


Academic and Administrative Affairs (AAA): The committee that considers legislation related to anything to do with administration, faculty, or academics at the University of Washington. Some examples might be requirements for excused absences or testing policies.

AAA Chair: Nathan Mock
Pronouns: he/him
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Environmental Studies and Political Science 
Fun Fact: I love being outdoors whether it be hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, etc.

On-Campus: The committee that considers legislation related to living on-campus, such as matters regarding the Residential Communities or HFS. 

On-Campus Chair: Timothy Billing
Pronouns: he/him
Grade: Sophomore
Major: International Studies/Psychology  
Legislation I’m passionate about: Income inequality at UW 

Off-Campus: The committee that considers legislation related to living off-campus. These issues might include transit, housing prices in the Seattle metro area, and quality of life in the surrounding area.  

Off-Campus Chair: Geeta Iyer
Pronouns: she/her
Grade: Junior
Major: JSIS/ Economics double major
Legislation I’m passionate about: I am super passionate about legislation which increased voter turnout specifically within BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities as well as battling food insecurity!

General Affairs: The committee that considers legislation related to a variety of topics that don’t quite fit the other committees. Examples of such issues might include sustainability, health & wellness, or national topics.

Off-Campus Chair: Alex Davidson 
Pronouns: he/him
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Political Science 
Fun Fact: I’m the deputy campaign manager for a WA state campaign

Oversight: The committee that is responsible for overseeing the internal functions of Senate, including but not limited to: monitoring liaisons, ensuring elected positions are abiding by their job descriptions, submitting requests for information, and reviewing the Senate Bylaws and Senate Rules at the discretion of the Vice Speaker.

Oversight Chair: Reiden Chea
Pronouns: he/him
Grade: Sophomore 
Major: Computer Science 
Fun Fact: I hold a few state and national powerlifting records in the lightest weight class of a drug tested federation 

Resolution Follow-Up: The committee that researches our past resolutions and their impact. This is a brand new committee as of 2018. 

CRFU Chair: Anson Huang 
Pronouns: he/him
Grade: Sophomore 
Major: Computer Science and Political Science 
Fun Fact: I’m a barber! I’ve been cutting hair since my sophomore year of high school