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There are three aspects to this test: performing research on the wikis, performing research on the internet, and adding information to an established page. Upon completion of each element, add them to the section of this page called "Results." This test is timed; plan to spend approximately one hour on it in total. Note your start and finish times in the section below.

Times

Note your start and finish times here.

Start time: 2:02 PM

End time: 4:39

Wiki research

Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format. Please use pages on the wiki to find your answers.

  1. How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot?
  2. How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?
  3. Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee?
  4. How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?
  5. Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?

Internet research

Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format.

  1. Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?
  2. What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?
  3. Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?


Complex page

For the final portion of the test you must add a vote results box to a state legislator's page. Vote result boxes require important wiki skills including research, proper citations and table building code. Guidelines for adding one to a page can be found at Writing:Election histories (state legislators). Select one of the candidates from below, add a section with a vote results box, then link to the section you added in the "Results" section indicated below. After completing the section, cross the link you used out on this list.

You should add a vote section for a historical election, such as the 2008 primary and general elections. Follow the existing format on the page.

Results

In this section, add a link to the sub-section of the complex page you edited. Also write your answers to the research questions here in a bullet-pointed list.


How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot?

  • Eight.

Citation: Ballotpedia, "South Dakota 2008 ballot measures," accessed August 24, 2012.


How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?

  • 44 states have a Lieutenant Governor. Maine, Arizona, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Oregon and West Virginia do not.

Citation: Ballotpedia, "Lieutenant Governor," accessed August 24, 2012.


Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee?

  • Joe Hune Chair R
  • Rick Jones Vice Chair R
  • Steven Bieda Minority Vice Chair D
  • Dave Hildenbrand R
  • Jim Marleau R
  • John Moolenaar R
  • John Proos R
  • Bert Johnson D
  • Virgil Smith D

Citation: Redistricting Committee, Michigan State Senate, accessed August 24, 2012.


How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?

Citation: Ballotpedia, Marijuana on the ballot, accessed August 24, 2012.


Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?

  • Jose Aliseda.

Citation: Ballotpedia, Jose Aliseda, accessed August 24, 2012.


Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?

  • Russell Fassbender (first elected in 2007, re-elected in 2009 and 2011)
  • Hariah Hutkowski (first elected in 2006, re-elected in 2008, 2010, and 2012)
  • Jonathan Freund (first elected in 2006, re-elected in 2008, 2010, and 2012)
  • Steve Villand (first elected in 2007, re-elected in 2009 and 2011)
  • Mary Polenske (first elected in 2010, re-elected in 2012)
  • Mike Kostelnik (elected in 2011)
  • Al Hoffman (first elected in 2010, re-elected in 2012)
  • Zachary Weber (appointed in 2004, but first elected in 2005, then re-elected in 2007, 2009, and 2011)

Citation: City of Sun Prairie City, Council Members, accessed August 24, 2012.


What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?

  • The court ruled that California State University's auxiliary association, California State University, Fresno Association, Inc., was not a public body and thus not subject to public records requests.

Citation: Sunshine Review, "California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court," accessed August 24, 2012. First Amendment Coalition, "California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court (McClatchy Co.) (2001) 90 Cal.App.4th 810 , 108 Cal.Rptr.2d 870," accessed August 24, 2012.


Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?

  • John Dougall was the chief sponsor in the house. Lyle W. Hillyard was the Senate Sponsor.

Citation: Utah State Legislature, H.B. 477 PDF, accessed August 24, 2012.

  • The bill "modifies provisions of the Government Records Access and Management Act" and increased government privacy by allowing certain records to be protected or exempted from public records requests. This includes voice mails, instant messages, video chats and text messages, internal communications and working papers, personal and financial information submitted to or received by a Senate confirmation committee, certain records of the Office of the Utah State Auditor and Office of Legislative Auditor General, and records that are prepared in anticipation of litigation. Once a record has protected status, the law "prohibits a governmental entity's chief administrative officer, the records committee, and a court from releasing certain protected records via means of a balancing test unless it is determined, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the public interest favoring access to the record outweighs the interest favoring restriction of access to the record;." The bill also modified fees and costs related to record requests, and language and definitions in the Government Records Access and Management Act.

Citation: Utah State Legislature, H.B. 477 PDF, accessed August 24, 2012.

  • HB 477 was repealed on Friday, March 25, 2011.

Citation: The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah lawmakers repeal HB477," accessed August 24, 2012.


Rodney Frelinghuysen's 2008 vote box


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