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.


VOTING
Monday, April 24, at 8:00 AM
until Thursday, April 27, at 4:00 PM

Vote through your Pipeline account at
SBCC.EDU/VOTE



Proposed Constitutional Amendments
April 2017

AMENDMENT B — BASKET
ARTICLES I, II, III, IV, & IX

  1. Removes specific Officer positions from Constitution, allowing the Student Senate to determine Officer positions in its Bylaws.

  2. Addresses technical problems such as typographical, consistency, and capitalization errors.

  3. Sets four-year term limits for ASG Officers.

  4. 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.

  5. Removes distinction between "active," "general" and "honorary" members of the student body.

AMENDMENT C — CLUBS
ARTICLE V

  1. Incorporates Clubs and Inter-Club Council into the AS Constitution.

  2. Grants Inter-Club Council legislative powers.

AMENDMENT D — DIRECT ACTION
ARTICLES VI & VII

  1. Reduces the number of students required to sign a petition to propose legislation to the ASG from 10% of the student body to 1%.

  2. 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%.

  3. 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%.

  4. 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
April 2017

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:

  • 24-hour Library

  • Free Student Legal Advisor

  • Club Enrichment

  • Concerts

  • Student Food Pantry

  • Textbook grants

  • Research & Development Grants

  • Philanthropic Initiatives

  • Leadership Development

  • Gender-neutral Restrooms

Here are some examples of programs the ASG currently supports but would be able to support more if students approve the fee increase:

  • Club Grants

  • Scholarships

  • Events

  • Sustainability Initiatives

  • Student Advocacy Initiatives