Roll Call Voting
RESOLVED: That any voting member of the ASCSU may request a roll-call vote on any motion before the body: and be it further,
RESOLVED: That a roll-call vote will be taken if 20% of the members present support a request for a roll-call vote; and be it further,
RESOLVED: That a request for a roll-call vote is non-debatable.
RATIONALE: Adopting this procedure establishes a rule, as suggested in Robert’s Rules of Order (Newly Revised), 10th Ed. (see p. 405) specifying the size of the minority that can order a roll-call vote. While the Constitution of the Academic Senate of the California State University Article VI, Section 2 states that, “in the absence of any provision to the contrary in this Constitution, all meetings of the Academic Senate…shall be governed by the parliamentary rules and usages contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order (Newly Revised)”, adopting the proposed rule would not run counter to any provision contained therein. A 20% rule is suggested in Robert’s Rules. The Senate can adopt this convention without a need to amend its constitution.
Approved Unanimously – May 7-8, 2009