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- Shall be held at the meeting of the Senate-Elect
or Senate immediately following the meeting at which the Chair
- Any Senator-Elect may declare himself/herself
to be a candidate for this office by notifying the Chair in writing
at any time after his/her election to the Senate has been certified,
but no less than forty-eight hours prior to the commencement
of the meeting at which the election will be held.
- A candidate shall be elected upon receiving
a majority of the votes cast on any one of the first three secret
ballots for this office. If no candidate has been elected after
these ballots, then a fourth and final secret ballot conducted
under the preferential balloting system shall be taken. All
candidates shall be considered in all of these ballots.
- Shall commence upon the dissolution of
the previous regular session of the Senate, of, if the previous
regular session of the Senate has dissolved, immediately. From
the time of his/her election until taking office as Deputy Chair,
he/she shall serve as Deputy Chair of the Senate-Elect.
- The Deputy Chair of the former regular
session of the Senate shall serve as the Deputy Chair of the
next regular session of the Senate until that body has elected
a Deputy Chair.
- The Senate may remove the Deputy Chair at any time.
- Upon removal, the Chair shall arrange
for the election of a new Deputy Chair at the next meeting of
the Senate. In the interim, the chair of each Standing Committee
shall, in alphabetical order of the name of their committee,
be offered the position of Acting Deputy Chair, to serve until
a new Deputy Chair has been elected.
- In the case of the absence of the Deputy Chair from
campus for the Summer quarter, or of the Deputy Chair acting as
Chair, then the chair of each Standing Committee shall, in alphabetical
order of the name of their committee, be offered the position
of Acting Deputy Chair. The Senate reserves the right to elect
another Acting Deputy Chair.
- To preside at all meeting of the Senate
and of the committee of the whole in the absence of the Chair.
The Deputy Chair shall be responsible for the enforcement of
the Constitution, these By-Laws, the Rules of Order of the
Senate, and standard parliamentary procedure at these meetings.
- To serve as Chief Executive officer of
the Senate upon the request or disability of the Chair. The
Deputy Chair shall be responsible for the enforcement of the
Constitution, these By-Laws, and the Standing Rules of the
Senate in all administrative matters pertaining to the operation
of the Senate.
- To serve as the Senate liaison between
the Senate and all other departments of the Association, unless
the Senate provides otherwise.
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