2013 (August) Professional Journal Committee Meeting Minutes


American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

Atlanta, Ga.
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Call to Order

The meeting of the Professional Journal Committee was called to order by Polly Emerson (TX), committee vice chair.


The following members of the committee were present:


Bernadette McNulty, Chair (Calif.)


Ruby Johnson (La.)


Polly Emerson, Vice-Chair (Texas)


Ann Luck (N.C.)


Paul Smith, N.H. (Vice Chair)


Al Mathiowetz (Minn.)


Tim Anderson (Ill.)


Jonathan Palmore (Va.)


David Bowman (Calif.)


Rose Ramsey (Va.)


Barbara Carter (Va.)


Aldeha Edward-Salvador (Federated States of Micronesia)


Jessica Fagan (Calif.)


Robert Taylor (Ore.)


Hobie Lehman (Minn.)


Dianne Whitaker (Va.)

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Polly Emerson (Texas), seconded by Al Mathiowetz (Minn.), the minutes of the last meeting held April 20, 2013, during the Spring Meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., were approved.

Old Business

There was a discussion about the difficulties of securing articles for the upcoming publication of the journal. It was also noted that the printing of the next publication and the PDS in October would both be in California. Polly Emerson (Texas) mentioned that Committee Chair, Bernadette McNulty (Calif.), currently in legislative session, and unable to attend this meeting, said although a lot is going on right now, they would still be able to complete the printing of the next publication of the Professional Journal.

New Business

The committee sent out a warm thank you, by way of Al Mathiowertz (Minn.), to Matt Gehring, legislative analyst from the Minnesota House, for his submission of an article on their constitutional process which will appear in the next publication of the Professional Journal.

President Karen Wadsworth (N.H.) stopped in and encouraged the committee members as they continue to seek out articles for the next publication.


Upon a motion by Polly Emerson (Texas), seconded by Rose Ramsey (Va.), the meeting was adjourned.