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12/11/11 – Leg Affairs Chair Report – Chair Somers

January 18, 2012

Submitted: 12/12/11

For: Sunday 12/4 – Sunday 12/11


Re: Legislative Affairs Committee Chair Report


Work Accomplished

Preliminary Mifflin Survey Analysis created and shared at Mifflin neighborhood meeting

Funding for voter IDs determined

Information for the vote website (wisc website) determined and shared

Flow chart for voting and registering to vote created

Housing Fair follow up survey created


Goals for Next Week

Create final Mifflin survey analysis and share with the appropriate parties

Figure out how to database voter registration forms

Outreach plan for Vote Coalition created

Survey for Responsible Action Policy – gauge how students feel about it

Plan for Medical Amnesty at the state level

Housing fair follow up survey sent out


Committee Meetings and Attendance


Legislative Affairs

Attendance: David Gardner, Karen Scott, Mudit Kackar, Maria Giannopolous

Excused: Libby Wick-Bander, Leland Pan, Boan Sianipar, Thom Duncan, Sam Polstein, Devon Maier

Topics Discussed: Mifflin, Nuisance Party Legislation, Mike Verveer attended the meeting and spoke on Mifflin and the Nuisance Party Legislation, SB107



Vote Coalition Meeting

Attendance: Erica Symonds, Fiona Cahill, Morgan Rae, Danny Umhoefer, Steve Hughes, Matt Kozlowski

Topics Discussed: RSO space in the SAC, Outreach plan, tabling next semester – first week, wisc vote website, voter flowchart


External Meetings


Board of Regents

Question and Answer session



Jacob Miller

Mifflin Survey Analysis write-up



Wisconsin Experience Grant Committee Meeting

Funded RSOs for upcoming events



Shared Governance



Mifflin Neighborhood Meeting

Discussed the future of the Mifflin street block party



Coordinating Council



Recruitment Drive Meeting


Relational Meetings


Tito Diaz

Diversity chair position



Professor Charles Franklin, Jacob Miller

Mifflin Survey Analysis and how to best present the survey results




Press Office & Legislative Affairs

Press about vote and press about the Mifflin survey results



Tom Sieger

AODA System Committee and my role and Madison’s role on the committee and other updates about alcohol issues


Office Hours

Monday 4-7 pm

Tuesday 5-6 pm

Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30 pm


Points for Press Office

Mifflin Survey

Nuisance Party Legislation

SB 107 – landlord pledge




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