|Drafting the Proposal
|The relevant committee (or an individual) drafts a proposal for new or amended language for the Bylaws or Regulations. CERJ can work with the committee to facilitate the drafting process. The proposal must include:
|The responsible committee approves the draft proposal and forwards it to the chair of CERJ, with copies to the CERJ's Staff Advisor and the Chair of the Davis Division.
|CERJ reviews the proposal to verify that it is consistent with the Code of the Senate (Systemwide and Divisional Bylaws and Regulations), is written in precise legislative language to have the effect intended by the drafters, and is in proper form for consideration by the Representative Assembly. (CERJ need not approve the substance of the policy change under consideration.)
|The Divisional Chair brings the proposal before the Executive Council, which may endorse it, provide comments, or suggest revisions. However, Executive Council approval is not required and the proposal may proceed to the Representative Assembly at the discretion of the drafting committee without the endorsement of the Executive Council.
|Meeting Call Distribution
|The proposal is included in the Meeting Call for consideration by the Representative Assembly. Proposed legislation must be sent to all members of the Division at least five instructional days before the meeting or no action may be taken on it. Agenda deadlines are published on the Academic Senate web site.
|The Representative Assembly considers and, upon a motion, votes on the proposal.