Appeal for Resolution Process

Spring
1996
Resolution Number: 
01.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Academic Senate
Status: 
Completed

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted resolution 1.8 F95 asking for the Executive Committee to review the "new resolution process used in this session (Fall 1995) and bring to the Spring Session a recommendation for an `appeal' of the Executive Committee's determination of urgent resolutions"


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the following procedure for an appeal process regarding an "appeal" of the Executive Committee's determination of urgent resolutions, and

Resolved that the appeal process outlined below be part of the procedures for the 1996 Fall Session:
1. The maker of the motion indicates on the form supplied whether the resolution is urgent or not.
2. The maker of a resolution submitted to the Executive Committee for urgent status to be considered at this session is invited to make a three-minute presentation to the Executive Committee when urgency of resolutions is debated. (See Session program for time and place of this meeting.) The maker of the resolution or his/her designee should address the criteria for determining an urgent resolution. (See the Session procedures for the criteria.) The Executive Committee will carefully consider presentations on behalf of urgency before voting.
3. The Executive Committee acts on the status of resolutions and declares them urgent or not urgent.
4. If the maker of a motion wishes to appeal the decision of the Executive Committee, these procedures shall be followed:
A. Within ten minutes of the opening of the resolution voting session, the individual appealing the decision of the Executive Committee will approach the parliamentary (third) microphone and say, "I wish to appeal the urgency decision of the Executive Committee on Resolution Number..."
B. The chair then recognizes the person making the appeal for a three-minute statement at the pro microphone supporting a resolution that the plenary session overturn the urgency decision of the Executive Committee on Resolution Number...
C. The chair next recognizes the chair of the Resolutions Committee who will speak for three-minutes at the con microphone giving Executive Committee reasons for declaring the motion non-urgent and urging a "no" vote on the resolution to overturn the decision of the Executive Committee.
D. Without further debate, the chair calls for a vote on the motion, explaining, "If you vote `yes' the resolution in question (number....) will be declared urgent. If you vote `no' the resolution will remain non-urgent."
E. If the motion passes to overrule the decision of the Executive Committee, the resolution in question becomes "urgent" and is brought before the body for a vote at a time appropriate according to the category of the resolution.
M/S/C Disposition: Executive Committee, Local Senates