Per 2021-2022 ASUCSB Legal Code

The Legislative Authority shall be vested in the Senate, which shall be the supreme policy-making body of the Associated Students and shall promote the welfare and interests of the Members of the Associated Students, subjected to the Limitations herein enumerated:

1. Entity Authorization

  • Authorize all boards, commissions, Committees, and other agencies of the Associated Students, which shall:
    • Aid in the execution of internal policies and programs
    • Have the power of legislative initiative
    • Report regularly of the Senate
    • Keep records of all proceedings
    • Maintain regular contact with said AS Entity
  • Establish and disband sub Judicial Council(s)

2. Finance

  • Responsible for all Associated Students’ revenues and expenditures
  • Approve by majority vote (50% + 1) the annual budget
  • Authorize the expenditure of investment reserve funds by a three-fourths (3/4) majority approval of the Senate Membership

3. Nominations

  • Ratify all appointments of the President, the President Pro-Tempore, and the Judicial Council by a majority vote (50% + 1) of the Senate Membership
  • Dismiss appointees of the President, the President Pro-Tempore, and the Judicial Council by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Senate Membership

4. Policy

  • Supervise and maintain the policies, properties and conduct of the Associated Students

5. Veto

  • Override a Presidential veto by a two-thirds (2/3) majority approval of the voting membership

*Note: For further duties and powers of the Senate, refer to ASUCSB legal code