From April 24 to April 27, all enrolled SBCC students will have the opportunity to vote in two important referendums: a referendum to amend the Associated Student Constitution, and a referendum to change and increase a student fee that funds the Associated Student Government. Below is a summary of the proposed amendments and fee changes.
Monday, April 24, at 8:00 AM
until Thursday, April 27, at 4:00 PM
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Proposed Constitutional Amendments
AMENDMENT B — BASKET
ARTICLES I, II, III, IV, & IX
Removes specific Officer positions from Constitution, allowing the Student Senate to determine Officer positions in its Bylaws.
Addresses technical problems such as typographical, consistency, and capitalization errors.
Sets four-year term limits for ASG Officers.
Replaces requirement for the Student Senate to meet at 9:00 AM on Fridays with a requirement that it meets a minimum of once a week.
Removes distinction between "active," "general" and "honorary" members of the student body.
AMENDMENT C — CLUBS
Incorporates Clubs and Inter-Club Council into the AS Constitution.
Grants Inter-Club Council legislative powers.
AMENDMENT D — DIRECT ACTION
ARTICLES VI & VII
Reduces the number of students required to sign a petition to propose legislation to the ASG from 10% of the student body to 1%.
Reduces the number of students required to sign a petition to trigger a referendum of the student body from 10% of the student body to 5%.
Reduces the number of students required to sign a petition to subject an ASG Officer to recall from 20% of the student body to 5%.
Reduces the number of students required to sign a petition to propose a Constitutional amendment from 10% of the student body to 5%.
Proposed Fee Change & Increase
FEE CHANGE 1
Fee Change 1 has been taken off the referendum ballot.
FEE CHANGE 2
Increase the student activities fee by $4 and allocate it to the Associated Student Government.
– A $4 fee increase will increase the ASG's revenue by $176,000 per year to a total of $220,000 per year. These figures are based on current enrollment.
– The student activities fee is currently $5. The Associated Student Government does not receive any of these funds. If Fee Change 2 passes, the Board of Trustees will be encouraged to approve a $4 increase of this fee that will be allocated to the ASG. (The fee total will be $9.)
Here are some examples of programs the ASG may begin to support if students approve the fee increase:
Free Student Legal Advisor
Student Food Pantry
Research & Development Grants
Here are some examples of programs the ASG currently supports but would be able to support more if students approve the fee increase:
Student Advocacy Initiatives