2014 (May) Inside the Legislative Process Committee Meeting Minutes


American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

Nashville, Tenn.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Call to Order

The meeting of the Inside the Legislative Process Committee was called to order by Norma Chastain, Ariz., committee chair.


The following members of the committee were present:


Norma Chastain (Ariz.), Chair


Steven M. Tilley (La.)


Whitney Johnson (Tenn.), Vice-Chair


David Surdez (Minn.)


Chris Griesel (Texas), Vice-Chair


Gail Romanowski (Minn.)


Stephanie Hall (Alaska)


Emily White (Mo.)


Jackie Schulz (Alaska)


Lisa Davis (Miss.)


Kathleen Lewis (Calif.)


Lindsey Grovom (Mont.)


Brenda Thibodeaux Harris (Calif.)


Matthew Baker (Nev.)


Amy Leach (Calif.)


Lucinda Benjamin (Nev.)


Bernadette McNulty (Calif.)


Shelle Grim-Brooks (Nev.)


Marilyn Eddins (Colo.)


Ann-Marie Sweeney (Pa.)


Tracy Cantella (Fla.)


Megan Consendine (Pa.)


Rennea Vanessa C. Meno (Guam)


Kathy Jackson (Utah)


Adanna Hydes (Ky.)


Ginny Edwards (Va.)


Sandi Morris (Ky.)


Jeff Finch (Va.)


Jean Burgin (Ky.)


Trish O’Brien (Va.)


Donna Robinson Holiday (Ky.)


Jeff Renk (Wis.)


Ruby Johnson (La.)


Erin Gillitzer (Wis.)


Other members/guests in attendance included Brenda Erickson, NCSL Staff.

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Ruby Johnson, seconded by Lindsey Grovom, the minutes of the last meeting held Oct. 12, 2013, during the Professional Development Seminar in Sacramento, Calif., were approved.

Old Business

Discussion was held on the chambers that have yet to respond to the survey and assignments were made on a follow-up contact for those states and chambers. Surveys are to be completed and submitted to Brenda Erickson by May 23, 2014.

New Business

Brenda led a discussion on the survey results and the formatting of the results. She indicated that each footnote is retyped and that footnotes need to be proofed. Formatting of the footnotes was discussed and it was decided that columns would not be used for the footnotes; they would remain as printed.

Lindsey questioned Brenda about the compilation of the surveys and Brenda informed the committee that all surveys are online and that Brenda would check to see if there are still a few binders in print and she would provide Lindsey with an Inside the Legislative Process binder for her to keep current for her chamber.


Upon a motion by Lindsey Grovom, seconded by Whitney Johnson, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Norma Chastain, Ariz., Committee Chair