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Legislative Branch (Senate)

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Legislative Branch

The Legislative branch of Student Government is made up of members of the Student Senate
 
In this branch of government, students can vote on college legislation, work with a college budget of over $400,000, attend student conferences throughout California as well as meet new people, boost your transcripts to help you get into the college of your dreams and experience the benefits of priority registration.


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SENATOR?  PLEASE SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FOR SENATE 2019-2020​.

 

Qualifications

All ASRCC Senators shall be responsible for representing 500 students each.  The maximum number of senators allowed shall be established by the RCC Student Activities Coordinator(s) at the beginning of each term. A senate term shall begin the first day after the end of the spring semester and last until the last day of the following spring semester.

A Senator shall:

  1. Be an active member of ASRCC and RCC must be their home college of record;
  2. Must have completed a minimum of six (6) units at RCC prior to election or appointment;
  3. Must maintain a minimum of six (6) units during their term, with those six (6) units at RCC:
  4. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.4 for coursework completed at RCC;
  5. Must attend a parliamentary workshop every semester;
  6. Must attend a minimum of three (3) Senate outreach events per semester.

Duties and Powers

The Riverside City College Senate shall:

Pass legislation, resolutions or recommendations, propose amendments, enact Bylaws, codes and initiate programs, legislation, and Campus activities.
  1. Be responsible for approval of Campus budgets and line item changes;
  2. Approve all single expenditures/requisition of student government accounts over $1,500; Appoint a Pro-Temp from its elected membership by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote
  3. Reconsider and approve any legislation that is vetoed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of its membership, and enact it as law;
  4. Confirm by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of its membership, all special appointments to ASRCC cabinet offices;
  5. Approve special mid-year appointments to fill vacancies in the Senate with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote;
  6. Have the power to enact impeachment proceedings with Supreme Court against all elected and appointed ASRCC college officers, with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of its membership.
  7. Choose its own chairs and officers from the elected body, per the Senate bylaws;
  8. Meet weekly during the fall and spring semesters (excluding vacations, finals and Dead Week), twice during summer and winter semesters, and may be convened by the Chair or by three-fourths (3/4) of its membership for special meeting;
  9. Begin their term the first day after the end of the spring semester in which elected (unless special appointment) and remain in office until the last day of the following spring semester.
  10. Forward to the President and Supreme Court copies of all rules, amendments, and resolutions, whether passed normally or by a veto override and all articles of impeachment;
  11. Appoint all Senators representing the College to the District student committees, from among City College Senators, with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote;
  12. Confirm, by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote, any Presidential and Vice-President nominees as the Senate shall deem acceptable and which meet minimum requirements stated by this Constitution and/or bylaws, when a special election has occurred;
  13. Decide, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote, all impeachment trials of Supreme Court members and shall issue its written opinion within fifteen (15) days of receiving the articles of impeachment;
  14. Request that the ASRCC President provide a full or a partial report on the State of the Association; Follow the Ralph M. Brown Act and Robert’s Rules of Order.

Senate elections and vacancies

City College Senators shall be elected by the Student Body using the approval voting method. Seats shall be filled by the candidates receiving, in descending order, the highest number of votes.  





 ​​2019-2020 Elected Senators 


Senate Pro Tempore
Christopher Leon 

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My name Christopher Leon, I was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Loma Linda, and I am currently serving as an ASRCC Senator. This is my fir​​st year at RCC, and I absolutely enjoy it. One day I will be a lawyer. I hope to transfer to either UCLA or UCSD to get my BA in Political Science and hopefully get accepted into law school after. I am also a member of the Political Science Student Association on campus. I plan to make sure every student has the opportunity to have their voice heard. ​
 


Bradley Bullard
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Go Tigers! Bradley Bullard; a first-generation college student born and raised here in Riverside, our beautiful little part of sunny California, where dreams come true. Currently, serving as an ASRCC Senator, as well as a Board member of the Food Services Committee. Love working here at the school as a Student Aide 3 in the Disability Resource Center. Double majoring in Business Administration, as well as Communications. Planning to attain a Master’s Degree in Communications, but still undecided as to where to go to further the academic pursuit. It is with great honor to extend a warm welcome to students here on campus to have their voices heard. The mission is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all students to be successful, especially those who are marginalized and underrepresented.


Tania Hale
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Hello dear RCC Students, my name is Tania Hale, and I am from Mexico. This is my third year at RCC, and my major is Business Administration. Also, I am President of the International Club. I excited to be part of senate, for this year because I want to help students to have a better college experience, and to make sure that their concerns are being considered



Vianney Cruz
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Hello Tigers, my name is Vianney. This is my second year in ASRCC and my first year as Senator. I am majoring in communications with a focus in public relations. In my free, I like to watch Netflix and help the community as much as I can. As a senator, I want to be the voice for the students and listen to your concerns and considerations. I want to help you, the students, in any capacity. Thank you and I hope to meet you all students.