2013 (October) Inside the Legislative Process Committee Meeting Minutes

10/12/2013

American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

ASLCS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
Sacramento, Calif.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Call to Order

The meeting of the Inside the Legislative Process Committee was called to order by Norma Chastain (Ariz.), Inside the Legislative Process Chair, at 2:15 p.m.

Attendance

The following members of the committee were present:

X

Norma Chastain (Ariz.), Chair

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Adanna Hydes (Ky.)

X

Whitney Johnson (Tenn.), Vice-Chair

 

Kathy Jackson (Utah)

X

Chris Griesel (Texas), Vice-Chair

X

Ruby Johnson (La.)

X

Matthew Baker (Nev.)

 

Amy Leach (Calif.)

X

Lucinda Benjamin (Nev.)

 

Kathleen Lewis (Calif.)

X

Jean Burgin (Ky.)

X

Rennea Vanessa C. Meno (Guam)

 

Tracy Cantella (Fla.)

X

Bernadette McNulty (Calif.)

 

Megan Consendine (Pa.)

 

Sandi Morris (Ky.)

 

Lisa Davis (Miss.)

X

Jay Pearson (Va.)

 

Marilyn Eddins (Colo.)

 

Jeff Renk (Wis.)

X

Ginny Edwards (Va.)

 

Gail Romanowski (Minn.)

X

Leslie Edwards (Ariz.)

X

Jackie Schulz (Alaska)

X

Jessica Fagan (Calif.)

X

Shalla Sluyter (Texas)

 

Jeff Finch (Va.)

 

David Surdez (Minn.)

 

Erin Gillitzer (Wis.)

 

Ann-Marie Sweeney (Pa.)

X

Shelle Grim-Brooks (Nev.)

X

Steven M. Tilley (La.)

X

Lindsey Grovom (Mont.)

X

Geneva Tulasz (Va.)

X

Stephanie Hall (Alaska)

X

Emily White (Mo.)

 

Brenda Thibodeaux Harris (Calif.)

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Dotson Wilson (Calif.)

 

Donna Robinson Holiday (Ky.)

 

 


Norma Chastain (Ariz.) introduced the vice-chairs of the committee, Whitney Johnson (Tenn.) and Chris Griesel (Texas).

Norma Chastain (Ariz.) announced that Leslie Edwards (Ariz.) would serve as recorder for this meeting. Dotson Wilson (Calif.) moved that Leslie Edwards (Ariz.) be accepted as recorder. Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Norma Chastain (Ariz.) noted that the minutes of the August 2013 meeting were not available for review. They will be considered during the Spring 2014 meeting along with the minutes from this meeting.

Old Business

Norma Chastain (Ariz.) discussed the 2013 Survey pertaining to Consent Calendars. She noted that there were some states that had not yet submitted their response. Names of those who will assist in collecting the outstanding surveys are noted on the assignment list (see attached). Norma Chastain (Ariz.) requested that the surveys be completed within one month and that the volunteers alert her when they have made contact.

New Business

Norma Chastain (Ariz.) opened discussion on the 2014 survey topic. She will send out an email requesting suggestions for topics. It was also suggested that past surveys be reviewed and considered for updates. Bernadette McNulty (Calif.) noted that past surveys that were posted online are difficult to locate. Dotson Wilson (Calif.) suggested that in addition to the surveys being posted online, a pdf file be emailed to the members. Steven Tully (La.) suggested that it would be useful to have keyword/phrase search capability. He also offered a domain name that could be used as an extension for ASLCS usage. Dotson Wilson (Calif.) suggested usage of a dedicated URL. This option would have to be worked out with the NCSL web designers. Another suggestion for administering the survey would be to utilize Survey Monkey.

At 2:35 p.m. President Suzi Lowell (Alaska) joined the meeting and asked that the committee review its standing order and online description and suggest any updates for the website that will be taking place in late October. Norma Chastain (Ariz.) asked that members email any updates or suggestions to nchastai@azleg.gov.

Stephanie Hall (Alaska) suggested that the due date shown on the survey be updated. Norma Chastain (Ariz.) will contact Brenda Erickson (NCSL) with the new due date.

Adjournment

Upon a motion by Steven Tully (La.), seconded by Bernadette McNulty (Calif.), the meeting was adjourned at 2:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Norma Chastain (Ariz.), Chair
Leslie Edwards (Ariz.), Recorder

Assignments

Delaware

Senate

Adanna

Georgia

Senate

Ruby

Idaho

Senate

Cindy

Indiana

House

Jean

Iowa

Senate

Norma

Kansas

Senate

Jackie

Kentucky

Senate

Jean

Maine

Senate/House

Bernadette

Maryland

Senate

Jean

Michigan

Senate

Stephanie

Mississippi

House

JP

Montana

Senate/House

Lindsay

New Jersey

Senate/House

Bernadette

New Mexico

House

Norma

New York

Senate/House

Shelle

North Carolina

Senate

Ginny

Ohio

Senate

Whitney

Oregon

Senate

Cindy

Pennsylvania

House

Adanna

Rhode Island

Senate

Trish

South Carolina

Senate

Trish

South Dakota

Senate/House

Shalla

Washington

House

Ginny

Weste Virginia

Senate

Steven

American Samoa

Senate

Rennae

District of Columbia

Senate

Whitney

Guam

Senate

Guam

Northern Mariana Islands

Senate

Guam

Puerto Rico

Senate/House

Leslie

Virgin Islands

Senate

JP