Committee on Elections, Rules and Jurisdiction
The Committee on Elections, Rules and Jurisdiction (CERJ) provides informal Advice and issues formal Legislative Rulings interpreting Senate legislation when questions or conflicts arise; it reviews all proposed changes to Senate legislation; and it supervises the elections of the Division. For more detail see the Committee's charge.
Most of the work of the Committee involves advising Senate officers, Senate committees, and individual members when questions or conflicts arise. Such advice is not formally binding but suggests the likely outcome should a formal Legislative Ruling be requested. The archive of advice linked here provides answers to many frequently asked questions.
CERJ also issues formal Legislative Rulings to resolve disputes or clear up ambiguities in the Code of the Senate regarding Senate authority, procedures, or jurisdiction. Legislative Rulings are binding unless modified by subsequent legislative or Regental action.
The Academic Senate is governed by the Code of the Academic Senate, which comprises (1) the Standing Orders of the Regents; (2) systemwide bylaws, regulations, and legislative rulings; (3) Davis Division bylaws, regulations, and legislative rulings; and (4) college and school bylaws and regulations.
This outlines the process for drafting, reviewing, and passing amendments to Davis Division Bylaws and Regulations.