Date / Time: 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm


U-SU Board Room North/South

Organizational Items

Public Forum: This time is allotted to members of the public to address the committee.

New Business

  • A New Vision - Meeting the newly elected VP for External Affairs and Advancement: The VPEAA for 2019-20 will share her vision for the upcoming academic year.
  • Bills: The committee will discuss bills CSSA will be voting on at the May plenary.
    • Service Incentive Grant (AB 540) by Asm. Limon
    • The College Student Right to Access Act (SB 24) by Sen. Leyva
    • Dream Resource Liaison (AB 1645) by Asm. Rubio
    • Cal Grant Reform (AB 1314) by Asm's Medina & McCarty
    • Competitive Cal Grant Eligibility (AB 260) by Asm. Quirk-Silva
    • Community College Financial Aid (SB 291) by Sen. Leyva
    • Community College Statewide Student Fee (AB 1504) by Asm. Medina
    • College Harassment Training (SB 366) by Sen. Chang
    • Dream Loan Program (SB 354) by Sen. Durazo
    • Voting Age (ACA 8) by Asm. Low
    • Conditional Voter Registration (SB 72) by Sen. Umberg
    • College Mental Health Services Program (AB 1689) by Asm. McCarty
    • Polling Places: College and University Campuses ​(AB 59) by Asm. Kalra

Old Business

  • CIVIC Engagement Competition: The committee will receive an update on the CIVIC Engagement Competition from CSSA and how to continue earning points.


  • ASI Vice President for External Affairs and Advancement: Veronica Garcia-Martinez
  • ASI Diversity and Inclusion Officer: Krystal Rubio


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Current Chair

jenny lucas
Vice President for External Affairs and Advancement
PDF icon CSSA Bills - April 2019123.31 KB
PDF icon LAAC Minutes 3.26.19112.14 KB
Last modified on April 16, 2019

Regularly Meets On: 

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Standard Location: 

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About Committee

The committee reviews, researches and makes recommendations on legislation at the local, state, and national level. Additionally, this body creates a public policy priority list and recommends action to the BOD. The committee creates a plan to manage the ASI Legislative Agenda and coordinates the ASI Lobby Corps efforts.

What is the Legislative Affairs Committee?

The Legislative Affairs Committee's charge is to review, research, and make recommendations on, but not limited to, legislation emanating from the California State Legislature and United States Congress. This is an ASI Internal Committee.

What does the Legislative Affairs Committee do?

It shall be the purpose and function of the Legislative Affairs Committee to:

  • Recommend a list of legislative priorities and recommended action to the BOD for approval by the third regularly scheduled meeting of the year.
  • Create a plan to manage the legislative agenda and other issues deemed appropriate by the committee chair or the BOD.
  • Coordinate all ASI's Lobby Corps efforts.

What is the composition of the Legislative Affairs Committee?

  • ASI Vice President of External Affairs and Advancement (VPEAA)(Chair)
  • ASI President
  • Civic Engagement Officer - Representative-at-Large
  • Diversity and Inclusion Officer - Representative-at-Large
  • Academic Senator
  • Three ASI BOD Representatives
  • Three Lobby Corps Officers to be appointed by the Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Committee
    • Campus Lobby Corps Officer
    • Local Lobby Corps Officer
    • State Lobby Corps Officer
  • Membership is open to five (5) general students
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Student Member
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Student Member
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Student Member
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Student Member
    • Legislative Affairs Committee Student Member
  • ASI Executive Director or professional staff designee (non-voting)
  • University President or designee (non-voting)

Duties and Responsibilities

For more information review: Policy 014 Legislative Affairs & Advocacy Committee Code of Procedure

Last modified on August 14, 2023

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