Keyword: Legal


EAC Media and Marketing Coordinator

  1. Maintain the website, shoreline, social media groups, pages, and accounts and update them regularly.
  2. Create flyers for the committee’s projects, initiatives, and any information relevant to the committee’s work.
  3. Make tri-weekly Associated Students emails to the student body outlining recently passed resolutions and BCU/OSL updates.
  4. Work with the committee chair to publish committee meeting minutes and policy briefs.

EAC Federal, State, UC Policy Analysts

  1. The Policy Analysts run the committee think tank for global, federal, and state legislation research policy, and provides guidance around policy issues to the External Affairs Committee.
  2. Remain thoroughly informed on all relevant proceedings, legislation, and policy related to the work of the External Affairs Committee and the respective federal, state, or UC level.
  3. Publish weekly policy briefs pertaining to issues and legislations relevant to the student body and association.
  4. Work in partnership with the committee and Senate to pass resolutions related to global, national, and statewide issues. Please attach a 1-2 page writing sample.  

Deputy Chief of Staff

Organize and manage the Associated Students Executive Fellowship as outlined in Article XVI of the A.S. By-laws with the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Office of the President.

Assist the Chief of Staff in the execution of their duties.

Be responsible for the function of the Office of the Internal Vice President fellows.

Serve a minimum of four (4) office hours per week dedicated to fulfilling all responsibilities of the position.

Serve a term of one (1) academic year.


Chief of Staff

Attend all meetings on the IVP’s behalf when the IVP cannot attend.

Be responsible for the general administrative and clerical functions of the IVP office.

Shall be responsible for maintaining a binder with copies of all requisitions for the IVP office.

Organize and facilitate weekly staff meetings and quarterly retreats.

Check in with office staff at least three (3) times per quarter to provide support and guidance in their work.

Serve as the official Associated Students representative to the following Academic Senate and Administrative Advisory Committees: Council on Planning and Budget.

Stay informed on all actions, legislations, and pending business of the Academic Senate and, to the best of their ability, advocate on behalf of students when issues that affect students are discussed.

Serve a minimum of four (4) office hours per week dedicated to fulfilling all responsibilities of the position.

Shall communicate extensively with the Academic Affairs component at each University of California student government.

Attends all interviews involving Committee on Committees appointments pertaining to Academic Senate (Sub) Committees and Academic Planning and Review Panel student representatives.


Isla Vista Tenants Union: Technology Director

Please apply using this link: IVTU Application 2022 

Responsibilities:

The IVTU Technology Director is primarily concerned with the maintenance of IVTU’s websites. This means updating the IVTU main website, as well as its Spanish and Mandarin versions. The Director is also the lead on other TU projects such as Rate My IV Rental.

 

1) Attends weekly IVTU meetings.

2) Attends IVTU-sponsored events to the best of their ability.

3) Spends a minimum of three (3) regularly scheduled hours per week at the IVTU office working on IVTU-related business or casework.

4) Work on at least two (2) IVTU projects per quarter.

5) Table at least (1) hour per quarter.

6) Manage and update the IVTU website regularly, as well as any other sites managed by IVTU, including but not limited to “Rate my IV Rental”. 

7) Facilitate and moderate the “Rate my IV Rental” website.

8) Actively work to improve and adapt the websites, and supplement the services offered on the websites to make them more efficient and user-friendly.

 


Lobby Corp: Lobby Trainer

  1. Shall be responsible for informing the members of Lobby Corps, the EVPSA, the EVPLA, and AS Senate on all labor issues dealing with or affecting the University of Californian

  2. Shall be responsible for maintaining communication and coordinating labor efforts with the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) organization.

  3. Shall maintain communication with the USSA Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) Director in coordinating statewide and national labor days of action and running labor oriented campaigns.

  4. Shall work with and maintain communication with the Institute for Labor and Employment within the University of California.

  5. Shall maintain communication with the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC) and inform Lobby Corps members of their actions.

  6. Shall coordinate labor oriented campaigns in conjunction with registered student organizations on campus.

  7. Shall maintain communication with local union chapters and chapter leaders.

  8. Shall hold a minimum of two (2) office hours per week.

  9. Shall attend all Lobby Corps meetings and quarterly retreats.


Office of the Student Advocate General: Community Outreach Coordinators

 The Community Outreach Coordinators shall: 1) Be responsible for projects and outreach that focus on advocacy and upholding student rights. 2) Serve as liaison to AS entities and other student organizations involved in advocacy efforts, including but not limited to: a) SCORE, SIRRC, Take Back the Night b) El Congreso, IDEAS c) Isla Vista Community Services District d) RHA 3) Work closely with the polling analysts in developing and executing quarterly polls that will assist in the implementation of office projects and/or other special projects. 4) Host at least one (1) quarterly town hall and/or public forum to support the implementation of a special project and assist in the development of quarterly polls. 5) Work with the External Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff, and Student Advocate General in developing the advocacy agenda. 6)  Serve a term of one (1) academic year. 7) Serve a minimum of four (4) office hours a week dedicated to fulfilling all responsibilities of the position.


Office of the Student Advocate General: Polling Analysts

1) Be responsible for conducting quarterly polls pertaining to political dialogues,  periodic needs-assessments, and/or the development of office projects  within  for the benefit of the Association and the UCSB community.      a) Work to develop, improve, and enhance polling methodologies and implementations within the OSA. b) Work closely with the community outreach coordinators in developing and executing quarterly polls. c) Must work with community outreach coordinators to outline a detailed plan and timeline to successfully conduct the quarterly polls. d) The approval of the proposed plans for polls and projects will come at the discretion of the External Chief of Staff, with the final approval of the Student Advocate General.         2) Be responsible for executing a detailed analysis of quarterly polls. a) Be able to present this analysis both mathematically and rhetorically to the Student Advocate General, OSA Office, and other AS entities, including Senate.         3) Serve as a representative to communicate with the student body, AS offices, and AS Entities regarding polling data to ensure understanding of all analyses and conclusions.         4) Serve a term of one (1) academic year.     5) Serve a minimum of four (4) office hours per week dedicated to fulfilling all responsibilities of the position.


Office of the Student Advocate General: Public Interest Division Caseworker

1) Assist in all matters requested by the Student Advocate General and/or the Chief of Staff regarding social justice. a) They will support the Student Advocate General and/or Chief of Staff in matters concerning social justice by organizing with organizations/devising policy changes that work to support the Associated Students Bill of Rights. b) They will support the Student Advocate General and/or Chief of Staff in matters concerning social justice by brining issues that the community organizers can then execute. 2) Collaborate with the Chief of Staff in conducting casework pertaining to social justice 3) Collaborate with The Student Advocate General and Chief of Staff in devising policy changes and special projects pertaining to social justice. 4) Shall attend at least one (1) meeting of each social justice Board and Commission such as: Human Rights Board, Queer Commission, Commission on Disability Equality, Student Commission On Racial Equality, and Womyn’s Commission during the academic year. 5) Analyze and track casework to plan and coordinate quarterly community projects pertaining to social justice. 6) Hold a minimum of four (4) office hours per week dedicated to fulfilling all responsibilities of the position.


Office of the Student Advocate General: Policy Analyst

1) Assist the Student Advocate General with presenting the position of the Associated Students to the University’s administration concerning student rights, campus rules, and other areas of student conduct. 2) Assist the Student Advocate General in presenting the position of the office to the Associated Students Senate. 3) Will create quarterly reports with the Student Advocate General and will present alongside the Student Advocate General to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Judicial Affairs director, Chancellor, UCPD and Director of Title IX. 4) Responsible for organizing and operating the Associated Students Executive Fellowship alongside the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chiefs of Staff. 5) Assist the Chief of Staff in the execution of their duties. a) Will be responsible for conducting meetings if SAG, Chief of Staff, Internal Deputy Chief of Staff and/or External Deputy Chief of Staff are not present. 6) Serve a minimum of four (4) office hours per week dedicated to fulfilling all responsibilities of the position. 7) Serve a term of one (1) academic year.


Office of the Student Advocate General: Internal Deputy Chief of Staff

1) Responsible for organizing and operating the Associated Students Executive Fellowship
alongside the External Chief of Staff.
2) Be responsible for the administrative tasks of the office in collaboration with the External
Deputy Chief of Staff (taking minutes, scheduling meeting times, organizing files, etc).
3) Assist the Chief of Staff in the execution of their duties
a) Will be responsible for conducting meetings if the SAG and Chief of Staff are not
available with External Deputy Chief.
4) Serve as a liaison with the other AS entities to make sure there’s a clear communication
between all AS offices with the OSA office
5) Serve as a liaison and overseer of caseworkers (all divisions) to Student Advocate
General, Chief of Staff, External Deputy Chief of Staff, and to the entire campus
community.
6) Serve a minimum of four (4) office hours per week dedicated to fulfilling all
responsibilities of the position.
7) Serve a term of one (1) academic year.


Office of the Student Advocate General: Chief of Staff

1) Specialize in internal office affairs maintaining the day to day operations of the OSA
including the assignment and follow up of case work in coordination with the Division
Directors and advising organizations.
2) Assist in all duties performed by the Student Advocate General as requested.
3) Be responsible for planning and implementing all staff training sessions
4) Be proficiently knowledgeable of University and system wide policies, rules, and
regulations.
5) Track and oversee the progress of the Advocacy Agenda and quarterly projects of the
office staff Keep Office of the Student Advocate Staff Accountable in learning and
applying university and system-wide policies, rules, and regulations.
6) Schedule office staff to attend campus events, meetings with clubs and organizations,
and meetings with administration.
7) Hold a minimum of six (6) office hours per week week dedicated to fulfilling all
responsibilities of the position.
8) In the event that the Office of the Student Advocate becomes vacant, the chief shall lead
the office staff and ensure the office operates until a new SAG is duly elected.
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9) 9) Serve a term of one (1) academic year.


Lobby Corps: External Director

The External Director shall be responsible for representing Lobby Corps to external entities, including AS Executive Offices, AS Senate, AS boards, commissions, and units, OSL organizations, as well as to the student body. They shall manage and coordinate all outreach and recruitment campaigns, specifically through class presentations, tabling, and Week of Welcome activities. They shall assist the Co-Chairs with Like all officers, they are required to attend all Lobby Corps meetings and quarterly retreats, and are required to hold two (2) regularly scheduled office hours per week or more. The ideal applicant is outgoing, and will be available to start over Summer Session B.


Lobby Corps: Internal Director

  1. Shall take minutes of the Lobby Corps meetings and distribute to the proper list serves.

  2. Shall create a weekly officer report and distribute it to the rest of Lobby Corps.

  3. Give a weekly financial report to the Committee.

  4. Shall be responsible for the assisting in the completion of the budget package for the following year.

  5. Attend all Lobby Corps meetings and quarterly retreats.

  6. Hold two (2) regularly scheduled office hours per week.

  7. Shall attend all Lobby Corps meetings and quarterly retreats.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/qJL2twMEjjtNvGwU9


Isla Vista Tenants Union: Vice Chair

Please apply using this link: IVTU Application 2022 

Responsibilities:

1) Records and distributes the minutes for weekly IVTU Committee meetings.

2) Attends at least two (2) IVTU sponsored events.

3) Spends a minimum of two (2) regularly scheduled hours per week at the IVTU office working on IVTU-related business.

4) Assists with the Committee’s special projects, including, but not limited to, Rental Housing Roundtable.

5) Assists the IVTU Chairperson in ensuring that IVTU Committee projects progress efficiently and successfully.

6) Assumes the Chairperson’s responsibilities in leading meetings and all other important IVTU business affairs due to Chairperson’s absence.

7) Assists in the completion of the budget packet for the following year.

8) Assists the IVTU Chairperson as directed.

9) Serve as a liaison between IVTU and other organizations.

10) Table at least one (1) hour per quarter.


Isla Vista Tenants Union: Outreach Director

Please apply using this link: IVTU Application 2022 

Responsibilities:

1) Attends weekly IVTU Committee meetings.

2) Attends at least two (2) IVTU-sponsored events to the best of their ability.

3) Spends a minimum of two (2) regularly scheduled hours per week at the IVTU office working on IVTU-related business.

4) Coordinates a minimum of two (2) outreach presentations to promote IVTU within the University and local community.

5) Maintains contacts with student and non-student community, including the Spanish-speaking community, and act as an information source for IVTU’s activities.

6) Coordinates local outreach efforts of the IVTU.

7) Represents IVTU at least three (3) community meetings such as IV Community Network, IVCSD, Isla Vista elementary school PTA meetings, and others per quarter.

8) Table at least one (1) hour per week.

9) Implement social media strategies in partnership with the Marketing Director and grow online supporter base and traffic.


Isla Vista Tenants Union: Marketing Director

Please apply using this link: IVTU Application 2022 

Responsibilities:

The IVTU Marketing Director is primarily focused on the publicity and messaging of the TU. This includes the creation of graphics, the maintenance of social media, and IVTU merch. The Marketing Director is essential to connecting with Isla Vista tenants. This Director is the link between the workings of the board and the tenant, crafting newsletters and distributing them that inform tenants of what IVTU is doing and how to get help.

 

Legal Code & Notes

1) Attend weekly IVTU meetings.

2) Attends IVTU-sponsored events to the best of their ability.

3) Spends a minimum of three (3) regularly scheduled hours per week at the IVTU office working on IVTU-related business or casework.

4) Work on at least two (2) IVTU projects per quarter.

5) Table at least (1) hour per quarter.

6) Work with media outlets to publish timely IVTU-related information, such as press releases, brochures, and other materials.

7) Develop and execute the advertising, marketing, and promotion plans of the TU. 

8) Publish IVTU educational materials for public distribution online and in print.

9) Regularly evaluate the marketing inventory and make recommendations to the Board. Purchase new marketing materials.

10) Maintain and continuously update a file containing all marketing materials.

11) Manage all IVTU social media, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

12) Manage and update the IVTU mailing list. Create and send out monthly newsletters to tenants.


Isla Vista Tenants Union: Legal Director

Please apply using this link: IVTU Application 2022 

Responsibilities:

I) Duties of the IVTU Legal Director:

1) Attend weekly IVTU meetings.

2) Attends IVTU-sponsored events to the best of their ability.

3) Spends a minimum of three (3) regularly scheduled hours per week at the IVTU office working on IVTU-related business or casework.

4) Work on at least two (2) IVTU projects per quarter.

5) Table at least (1) hour per quarter.

6) Act as a liaison and maintain a highly productive relationship with A.S. Legal Resource Center, A.S. Lobby Corps and the EVPSA Office. Establish and maintain relationships with the IVCSD and county representatives.

7) Oversee the legal matters of IVTU business, review legal documents, and advise the IVTU Board.

8) Assist the IVTU Board in the development and implementation of legislation, with guidance from the LRC and A.S. Advisors.

9) Oversee all IVTU legal education efforts.


Isla Vista Tenants Union: Human Resource Director

Please apply using this link: IVTU Application 2022 

Responsibilities:

1) Attend weekly IVTU meetings.

2) Review and make recommendations to IVTU the Board for improvement of the Manual’s policies, procedures, and practices.

3) Review IVTU Legal Code and Manual regularly, make recommendations on additions/ changes to the Board.

4) Coordinate event staffing for IVTU events and regularly update the IVTU and A.S. event calendars.

5) Organize and participate in staff development for the IVTU through retreats, training, travel, and educational opportunities.

6) Community outreach to find volunteers as well as provide training and orientation for volunteers.

7) Recruit and match new talent to organizational needs and opportunities.

8) Conduct quarterly in-person check-ins with each board member to follow project progress and personal well-being.

9) Spends a minimum of two (2) regularly scheduled hours per week at the IVTU office working on IVTU-related business.

10) Table at least (1) hour per quarter


Isla Vista Tenants Union: Finance Director

Please apply using this link: IVTU Application 2022 

Responsibilities:

1) Attend weekly IVTU meetings

2) Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; oversee all financial, project/program and sponsorship accounting. Maintain a current balance on IVTU budget line items.

3) Assists in the completion of the budget package for the following year.

4) Regularly assess all IVTU’s financial plans, contracts, sponsorships, and potential investments; monitor progress and keep the Board informed of the organization’s financial status.

5) Advise on and execute the Boards’ financial decisions. Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices.

6) Improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedures in the IVTU Manual.

7) Create and maintain a strong relationship with A.S. Assistant Director for Finance and Budgets. Assist other Board members with completion of financial transactions.

8) Spends a minimum of two (2) regularly scheduled hours per week at the IVTU office working on IVTU-related business. 

9) Table at least (1) hour per quarter 


Isla Vista Tenants Union: Director of SBCC Relations

Please apply using this link: IVTU Application 2022 

Responsibilities:

  1. Attend weekly IVTU meetings.
  2. Serve as a liaison between SBCC Associated Student Government & IVTU.
  3. Serve as a point of contact between IVTU & the Associate Dean for Educational Programs & Student affairs, or other designated SBCC administrator related to student affairs.
  4. Spends a minimum of two (2) regularly scheduled hours per week at the IVTU office working on IVTU-related business.
  5. Execute projects that relate to SBCC students in Isla Vista & coordinate outreach to SBCC students about IVTU & housing resources.
  6. Table at least (1) hour per quarter. 

Isla Vista Tenants Union: Community Resident Director

Please apply using this link: IVTU Application 2022 

Responsibilities:

1) Attend weekly IVTU meetings.

2) Identify issues faced by community members and create solutions to address the problems.

3) Ensure that broader IV community is represented in IVTU decision making.

4) Consistently hold office hours in open community space and provide resources to community members.

5) Make sure that all IVTU events are all inclusive – making sure that translation services are available.

6) Spends a minimum of two (2) regularly scheduled hours per week at the IVTU office working on IVTU-related business.

7) Table at least (1) hour per quarter.


Isla Vista Tenants Union: Chair

Please apply using this link: IVTU Application 2022 

Responsibilities:

1) Attends, facilitates, and sets the agenda for weekly IVTU Committee meetings.

2) Attends at least two (2) IVTU-sponsored events.

3) Spends a minimum of three (3) regularly scheduled hours per week at the IVTU office working on IVTU-related business.

4) Ensures that IVTU Committee projects progress efficiently and successfully.

5) Assists in the completion of the budget package for the following year.

6) Facilitates the nomination and election of the officers for the following year.

7) Ensures that University and Associated Students policies and procedures are followed.

8) Determines, with guidance from the IVTU advisor, the eligibility of IVTU officers applying for honoraria.

9) Record and distribute the minutes for weekly IVTU Committee meetings.

10) Table at least one (1) hour per quarter.


Office of the Attorney General: The Solicitor General

  1. Maintain a strong knowledge of the A.S. UCSB Legal Code as well as the A.S. Financial Policies and Procedures.
  2.  In the absence of the Attorney General, assume the duties and powers of the Attorney General.
  3. Assist and advise the Attorney General with the prosecution of cases brought to Judicial Council.
  4. Direct the OAG staff, under the guidance of the Attorney General, to work on cases involving violations of the A.S. UCSB Legal Code, including the assignment and follow-up of case-work.
  5. Organize and co-facilitate weekly staff meetings. Check in regularly with office staff to provide support in their work.
  6. Assume or delegate the responsibilities of any vacant positions within the OAG until such position is filled.
  7. Attend three (3) Senate meetings on behalf of, or in addition to, the Attorney General.
  8. Hold a minimum of two (2) weekly office hours. j) Attempt to attend at least one (1) meeting per quarter of all other Associated Students regular meetings as time permits.
  9. Attend at least two (2) meetings per quarter of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Business.
  10. Actively seek out violations of the elections code to be reported to the elections committee.

Office of the Attorney General: Caseworkers

  1. Maintaining a strong knowledge of the A.S. UCSB Legal Code and Financial Policies and Procedures.
  2. Attending at least one (1) meeting of the Senate and A.S. Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Business per quarter, but shall be highly encouraged to attend more.
  3. Shall attend at least two (2) meetings of assigned A.S. Entities.
  4. Assist with casework as assigned.
  5. Review the minutes of all A.S. Entities in order to ensure that all A.S. Entities are operating within the parameters provided in the A.S. UCSB Legal Code and the Financial Policies and Procedures.
 

Office of the Attorney General: Attorney General

A) Be empowered to investigate and prosecute any potential violations of the ASUCSB Legal Code.
1) The Attorney General shall have the chief responsibility for litigation presented by the
office.
B) Advise those who bring their own cases.
C) Hold a minimum of three (3) weekly office hours.
D) Be an Ex-Officio member of all A.S. Boards and Commissions, Senate Committees, and Units.
E) Attend all meetings of the Senate Standing Committee on Constitution and By-laws.
F) Maintain a working knowledge of the Constitution and By-Laws.
G) Maintain a strong knowledge of the A.S. Legal Code as well as the A.S. Financial Policies and
Procedures.
H) Work with all Associated Students groups or officials to prevent violations of the A.S. UCSB
Legal Code.
I) Represent the Associated Students in the prosecution of policy violations in which case the
Attorney General will represent their office.
J) Attend at least five (5) meetings per quarter of the Associated Students Senate.
K) Attend at least three (3) meetings per quarter of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and
Business.
L) Attend at least one (1) meeting per quarter of all other Associated Students regular meetings as
time permits.
M) Be knowledgeable on the actions of the A.S. Executives as well as their job duties as stated in the
A.S. UCSB Legal Code.
N) Meet regularly with the following entities:
1) The Internal Vice President bi-monthly
2) The President bi-quarterly
O) Act as the Chief Legal Counsel to the A.S. Senate.
P) Ensure there is proper implementation of all directives made by the A.S. Senate


Lobby Corps: Scheduling Director

The primary duty of the Scheduling Director is to schedule lobby visits with Legislators throughout the year. The Scheduling Director shall coordinate with the Co-Chairs to set a quarterly Lobby Corps calendar that contains events, lobby visits, meetings, and retreats, and shall maintain a database of the contact information of the offices of elected representatives. Like all officers, they are required to attend all Lobby Corps meetings and quarterly retreats, and are required to hold two (2) regularly scheduled office hours per week or more. The ideal applicant is willing to start over the summer.


Lobby Corps: Legislative Director

  1. Shall be responsible for preparing and presenting a weekly written report regarding the

    status of pending legislation, and policy/political developments.

  2. Shall work in conjunction with any entity that may provide assistance or information that will better the understanding of issues for Lobby Corps.

  3. Remain thoroughly informed on all relevant proceedings, legislation, and policy related to the work of the Lobby Corps. This includes but is not limited to:

    a) United States Congress
    b) California State Senate and Assembly c) UC Regents
    d) UC Office of the President
    e) County of Santa Barbara
    f) Isla Vista Community Services District g) Isla Vista Recreation and Park District h) Goleta City Council
    i) Santa Barbara City Council

  4. Be responsible for producing a weekly policy update to the EVPSA and EVPLA office staff in the form of both press clips as well as a brief.

  5. Work in partnership with the AS Senate and Lobby Corp’s adoptive senator to pass resolutions related to local, state, and national issues.

  6. Attend all Lobby Corps meetings and quarterly retreats.

  7. Hold three (3) regularly scheduled office hours per week.

  8. Shall present all relevant Position Papers passed by Senate to the Lobby Corps within two (2) weeks of the Position Papers passage.


Lobby Corps: Communications Director

  1.  Shall be responsible for the collection and maintenance of all major campus wide, local,

    statewide, and national media contacts.

  2. Shall work with the other officers to promote and advertise the activities of Lobby Corps.

  3. Shall be responsible for all outreach activities including but not limited to the following:

    a)  Class presentations, b)  Tabling, c)  Welcome Week activities, d)  Open house, e)  Student Organizations presentation, f)  Creating flyers, posters, and signs

  4. Shall prepare and distribute all media press releases and media advisories as designated by the Co-Directors.

  5. Shall maintain the social media and online presence of the Lobby Corps.

  6. Shall plan and organize the annual Legislator of the Year award as suggested by the Co- Directors.

  7. Shall hold a minimum of two (2) office hours per week.

  8. Shall attend all Lobby Corps meetings and quarterly retreats.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/qJL2twMEjjtNvGwU9


Judicial Council: Member

The Judicial Council shall: 1)  Hear all cases in original jurisdiction which it deems are necessary. 2)  Act as an appellate body for the lower and sub Judicial Council(s). 3)  Coordinate and be responsible for the activities of sub Judicial Council(s). 4)  Be empowered to render advisory opinions upon the request of a three-fourths (3/4ths) majority of the voting membership of the Senate.