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An Act to Amend Section 12 and its subsections into the Associated Students Administrative Code

RESOLUTION No. 2007-08-14

AUTHORED BY:    Terra Rentz, Associated Students President

SIGNED BY:        Carrie Schaden, College of Natural Resources and Sciences Representative
                        Tiffany Newton, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Representative

REFERED TO:      AS COUNCIL
                        ACTION SCHEDULED: 5-7-08
                        APPROVED: 5-7-08
                       
Subject:      An Act to Amend Section 12 and its subsections into the Associated Students Administrative Code
                               

1.)            WHEREAS,    the Associated Students Administrative Code currently does not address the structure, composition, and responsibilities of the Humboldt State Associated Students Lobby Corps;

Be it enacted by the Associated Students Council that Administrative Code, Section 12, 12.01, 12.02, 12.03, 12.04, and 12.05 be inserted to read the following:

Section 12.    Humboldt State Associated Students Lobby Corps

12.01                     The Humboldt State University Associated Students Lobby Corps shall be responsible for working closely with HSU Associated Students and to lobby on behalf of the students at Humboldt State University and the Association in regards to specific issues that are affecting our University and the North Coast.

12.02                     The Humboldt State University Associated Students Lobby Corps shall be Co-Chaired by the A.S. President and the CSSA Representative who shall enlist the service of four (4) students at large to aid in the fulfillment of the purpose of the Lobby Corps.

12.03                     The four (4) students at large shall be appointed by the AS President in consultation with the CSSA Representatives. The students at large shall be confirmed by a majority of council.

12.04                     The AS President and CSSA Representative shall:

a.            Be responsible for the general coordination of The Humboldt State University Associated Students Lobby Corps including formulation of meetings;
b.            Conduct interviews for the candidates for the student at large positions in which some level of lobbying or communication skill has been demonstrated;
c.            Schedule and organize a mandatory “lobby training” early in the fall semester for the The Humboldt State University Associated Students Lobby Corps members and open to the Associated Students Council;
d.            Schedule and organize a mandatory “effective communications training” early in the fall semester for The Humboldt State University Associated Students Lobby Corps members and open to the Associated Students Council;
e.            Attend AS Council meetings and report to the Council regarding the progress of the HSU Lobby Corps;

12.05           The duties of the Co-Chairs shall be split as follows:
       
                The AS President shall be responsible for staying abreast on campus specific issues and informing the committee on these issues.

                The CSSA Representative shall be responsible for staying abreast on California State University wide issues and informing the committee on these issues.

12.06           In consultation with the AS President and the CSSA Representatives, the duties of the four (4) students at large shall be split as follows:

                Two (2) Students at Large members shall:
a.            Specialize and focus on the California Senate through research and staying abreast on current issues;
b.            Organize and attend monthly communications with the local office for our district Senator;
c.            Organize and attend three (3) Sacramento lobby visits, two (2) in the Fall and one (1) in the Spring, in cooperation with The Humboldt State University Associated Students Lobby Corps membership;

d.            One (1) student shall:
i.      Focus on higher education issues affecting Humboldt State;
ii.    Research, watch, and organize lobby appointments with the Senate Committee for Higher Education and all other Senate members who have an influence on higher education issues.

e.            One (1) student shall:
i.      Focus on an issue as deemed necessary and pertinent to the students at Humboldt State University and the North Coast by The Humboldt State University Associated Students Lobby Corps membership in consultation with the Associated Students Council;
ii.    Identify Senate committees pertinent to the aforementioned issue;
iii.    Research, watch, and organize lobby appointments with the identified Senate Committees and all other Senate members who have an influence on the issue.
               
                Two (2) Students at Large members shall:
f.              Specialize and focus on the California Assembly through research and staying abreast on current issues;
g.            Organize and attend monthly communications with the local office for our district Assembly member;
h.            Organize and attend three (3) Sacramento lobby visits, two (2) in the Fall and one (1) in the Spring, in cooperation with The Humboldt State University Associated Students Lobby Corps membership;
i.              One (1) student shall:
i.      Focus on higher education issues affecting Humboldt State;
ii.    Research, watch, and organize lobby appointments with the Assembly Committee for Higher Education and all other Assembly members who have an influence on higher education issues.
j.              One (1) student shall:
i.      Focus on an issue as deemed necessary and pertinent to the students at Humboldt State University and the North Coast by the The Humboldt State University Associated Students Lobby Corps membership in consultation with the Associated Students Council;
ii.    Identify Assembly committees pertinent to the aforementioned issue;
iii.    Research, watch, and organize lobby appointments with the identified Assembly Committees and all other Assembly members who have an influence on the aforementioned issue.