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Legislative

The Legislative Branch of ASUCM is made up of 16 senators, 10 at large and two from each of the three schools. The Senate is chaired by the Internal vice president (IVP).

The Senate has the power to:

  • Constitute tribunals inferior to the Court;
  • Make rules for the student government and regulations of the established budget;
  • Approve requests of the Associated Students from the Administration;
  • Promote the progress of inspirational endeavors useful in education for the general welfare of the ASUCM; and
  • Enact impeachment proceedings against officers of the legislative and executive bodies of the ASUCM.

Officers of the Senate:

  • President pro tempore: presiding officer of the Senate in the absence of the Internal vice president;
  • Sergeant at arms: officer charged with the general safety during Senate meetings;
  • Secretary: officer charged with the duty of maintaining records of the Senate; and
  • Any other Senate officers as deemed necessary by 2/3 majority vote of members present for fair and efficient proceedings.

The following standing committees shall be established annually in the Senate:

  • Budget and Finance
    Chair: Erik Flores
    Location: ASUCM Office (KL 190)
    Time: 8:00 to 9:00 am Tuesday
  • Academic Affairs
    Chair: Kathleen Flora Cha
    Location: ASUCM Office (KL 190) 
    Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm Monday
  • Student Activities
    Chair: Lindsey Huizar
    Location: ASUCM Office (KL 190) 
    Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm Wednesday
  • Student Advocacy
    Chair: Stevan Colin
    Location: ASUCM Office (KL 190) 
    Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm Wenesday

Here are the Senate Leadership Positions for Fall 2017:

Senator Pro Tempore: Marissa Martinez

Sergeant-at-Arms: Arturo Martinez

Secretary: Dabueka Ramirez

Court Liaison: Christian Montero-Gutierrez

ICC Liaison: Kathleen Flora Cha