ASUCD Legislative Clerk

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The ASUCD Legislative Clerk is a paid assistant in the Office of the ASUCD Vice President who corrects all pieces of legislation for grammatical and spelling errors. Additionally, the ASUCD Legislative Clerk assists the Office of the ASUCD President with miscellaneous tasks such as the ASUCD Newsletter. The Current Legislative Clerk is available to assist any members of the ASUCD Senate or public with any legislation-related issues.

The former ASUCD Legislative Clerk was Steven D. Lee.

This piece of legislative pork was cut in the FY2008-09 budget. Well, actually it was just renamed to Assistant to the Vice President, but still, it's better to have the broader job.

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This job is piece of legislative pork, started by Thomas Lloyd's bill, that will hopefully be cut in the next budget. This isn't meant to reflect on the people who have held the office — it's just that their talents and the government would be much better served by having them do something else. —BrentLaabs


Wow, if the bills that come to us are AFTER being checked for grammatical and spelling errors, it begs us to ask a.) How bad are they before, and b.) how effective is this position (effective or affective? I always confuse the two). —MaxMikalonis


2007-02-06 10:02:14   I agree, the president admitted that it was a "do nothing" position in the executive office but Steve is known for being involved in other activities. And I will add that some of my bills have the weirdest edits when I eventually see them in IAC when it comes to the background. I am not alarmed but a little annoyed/amused by it. —SteveOstrowski


2007-02-06 14:17:44   I, actually would agree with what people have been saying in terms of the pork. I've actually suggested either removing or at least reducing the position/pay itself. There are, I think some plans to expand the duties/responsibilities of the position. I must admit, that sometimes I do miss some corrections in the leg. However in my defense, sometimes legislation is introduced as urgent or is brought into the office after my office hours and so there are the occasional pieces of legislation that I do not see. As for Ostrowski's comments about my corrections. For the most part my corrections are mearly to make the legislation flow better and easier to understand. The essence and content is still there, but sometimes i have to rearrange the sentence structure to make it sound correct and professional. —StevenLee

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