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  1. The Nonpartisan Act

    This constitutional amendment eliminates the ability for the Internal Vice President and all Senatorial Candidates to run with political parties and their endorsements. Future candidates would no longer run with any political parties.

    A  “Yes” vote is in favor of eliminating the ability for the Internal Vice President and Senatorial Candidates to run with political parties.

    A “No” vote  would continue to allow for the Internal Vice President and Senatorial Candidates to run affiliated with a political party.

    The Nonpartisan Act

    Do you approve of the amendment of  Article VII Section 2. Executive Officers. of the Constitution and Article VI Section 4. Duties & Powers. of the constitution as follows:

    Changes noted in Bold

    SECTION 2. EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

    The Executive Officers of the Associated Students shall be elected annually by a majority vote (50% +1) of the Associated Students’ Membership.

    1. B) The Internal Vice President Affairs shall:
    1.   Serve as the Presiding Officer of the Senate except when the office of the

    President becomes vacant.

    1.   Serve as the representative of Associated Students in all internal affairs.
    2.   Advise and inform the President and the Senate on all campus matters.
    3.   Be responsible for facilitating the monitoring of the proliferation of student fees

    throughout the university.

    1.   Serve as the official liaison between Associated Students, the Office of Student

    Life, and Registered Campus Organizations.

    1.  Serve as the official overseer and reference for all interactions between the Senate

    Liaisons and their BCU’s. They must also train the Senators in how to be liaisons.

    1.   In the event that the office of the President becomes vacant, serve as President

    until a new President is duly elected.

    1.   Be a non-partisan representative of all undergraduate students at the University.

    SECTION 4. DUTIES & POWERS

    The Senate shall:

    1. A) Supervise and maintain the policies, properties and conduct of the Associated Students.
      B) Have authority over the responsibility for all Associated Students’ revenues and expenditures.
    2. C) Approve by majority vote (50% + 1) the annual budget.
      D) Approve and publish the annual audit by a Certified Public Accountant chosen by the Executive Director and subject to the majority approval (50% +1) of the Senate members present.
      E) Keep minutes of all proceedings.
      F) Ratify all appointments of the President, Presiding Officer, and the Judicial Council by a majority vote (50% + 1) of the Senate members present, unless otherwise provided herein.
    3. G) Be empowered to authorize all boards, commissions, Committees, and other agencies of the Associated Students, which shall:

    1) Aid in the execution of the policies and programs of the Associated Students. 2) Have the power of legislative initiative.
    3) Report regularly to the Senate.
    4) Keep records of all proceedings.

    5) Maintain regular contact with said AS Entity as outlined in Article VI, Section 1 F.

    1. H) Be empowered to establish and disband sub Judicial Council(s) as provided herein. I) Be empowered to investigate all matters pertaining to their legislative function.
      J) Be empowered to override a Presidential veto by a two-thirds (2/3) majority approval of the voting membership.

    1) Have the power to enact a phone vote if the vetoed legislation is deemed urgent in nature.

    1. K) Be empowered to authorize the expenditure of investment reserve funds by a three-fourths (3/4) majority approval of the voting membership.
      L) Be empowered to dismiss appointees of the President, the Presiding Officer, and the Judicial Council by a two-thirds (2/3) majority approval of the voting membership, unless otherwise provided herein.
      ) Be a non-partisan representative of all undergraduate students at the University.

  • AS Food Bank

    Do you support the continued funding of a mandatory fee of $4.96 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters to support the AS Food Bank (of the $4.96 collected, $1.24 is for return to aid, $0.24 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.03 is for the AS recharge fee and $3.45 will go to the AS Food Bank)? If reaffirmed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    Con Statements


  • Composting Program/Department of Public Worms

    Do you support the continued funding of $2.69 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters to support the AS Department of Public Worms (of the $2.69 collected, $0.67 is for a 25% return to aid, $0.07 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.02 is for the 1% AS recharge fee and $1.89 will go to the AS Department of Public Worms)? If reaffirmed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    This fee will support and sustain the Associated Students Department of Public Worms (DPW) composting program, which began in 2004 and partners with A.S. Recycling on UCSB waste management. DPW focuses on on-site composting of UCSB’s food waste and using the beneficial compost in the campus and community to further encourage sustainable food production. The organization conducts regular workshops about composting and teaches attendees how to reduce food waste in their homes and backyards. Thanks largely to student efforts, UCSB is already a leader in the UC system for composting, but continued stable funding is needed to sustain the program while working on new projects such as the Edible Campus Project.

    DPW is excited to be taking on new responsibilities with the Edible Campus Project, co-led by the DPW, AS Food Bank, and UCSB Sustainability, which aims to address local food insecurity by repurposing underutilized spaces for food production, turning waste into food, and engaging students as growers and producers. DPW is an essential player in the food production on campus and implementation of the sustainable closed loop food cycle. DPW’s compost is used in growing food that is donated to the Associated Students Food Bank. This project provides educational opportunities for students and addresses a major student issue on campus.

    Con Statements


  • EOP

    Do you support the continued funding of one dollar and twenty-five ($1.25) per AS/UCSB membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $0.83 for summer quarter for E.O.P? If reaffirmed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    One of the most benevolent and heartwarming realities of life as a Gaucho is the way in which we tirelessly support one another; individually and collectively. For over twenty-five years, the EOP Grant has helped UCSB students in dire need with funding to assist them overcome financial challenges, not unlike the challenges many of us encounter at some point in our lives. Undergraduate students who experience an emergency, may have unforeseen medical or dental expenses, be in need of optical support, face an unexpected eviction or even seek funding to apply to graduate school may be eligible to receive the grant. Your continued support of $1.25 per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $0.83 for summer quarter can literally help positively impact the lives of your fellow Gauchos. Please vote YES on the EOP Grant Lock-In, and reaffirm your commitment to “I GAUCHO BACK!”

    Aaron E. de Santiago-Jones
    Director, Educational Opportunity Program

    Con Statements


  • Finance Board/Student Organization Program Funding (Finance and Business Committee)

    Do you support the continued funding of $10.08 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters to support the Finance Board/Student Organization Program Funding Lock-In (of the $10.08 collected, $2.52 is for return to aid, $0.49 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.07 is for the AS recharge fee and $7.00 will go to the Finance Board/Student Organization Program Funding Lock-In)?


    Pro Statements

    Con Statements


  • IV Arts

    Do you support the continued funding of the mandatory fee of $2.00 per undergraduate student for Fall, Winter and Spring quarter and $0.67 for Summer to support (of the $2.00 collected $0.50 is for return to aid, $0.02 is for administrative fee, $0.04 is for the AS recharge fee and $1.44 will go to IV Arts); in the summer $0.67 (of the $0.67 collected $0.17 is for Return to Aid, $0.01 is for administrative fee, $0.01 is for the AS recharge fee and $0.48 will go to IV Arts)?If reaffirmed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    If you have enjoyed any of the following events in Isla Vista, please consider voting for the renewal of Isla Vista Arts’ funding. Every Friday night IV LIVE presents a new show by Improvability, ranging from the Naughty & Nice to Survivor Night, topped off each spring by 24-hours of continuous comedy during Improvathon. Isla Vista Theater hosts many cinematic splendors courtesy of Magic Lantern’s diverse weekly programming, from Hollywood blockbusters like The Shape of Water to art house fare like Anamolisa, or our annual Lord of the Rings marathon. Award-winning WORD: Isla Vista Arts & Culture Magazine keeps its finger on the pulse of IV, with rants by The Albino Raccoon and big feature stories that dissect community life– from festival culture to profiles of IV citizens. IV Arts mixes it up with colorful collaborations including Magic Lantern’s annual Halloween screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show paired with UCSB actors, the annual WORDstock free concert, THE BOX art gallery, and our outdoor summer film series. This spring Shakespeare in Anisq’Oyo’ Park presents Romeo & Juliet: Bring a blanket, bring a lover. IV Arts is a University-sponsored arts organization, run by students and dedicated to the proposition that IV should always be a fascinating place to find yourself at home. Please consider supporting IV Arts with your vote.

    Con Statements


  • Program Board

    Do you support the continued funding of $24.29 per ASUCSB membership collected for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters to support Program Board (of the $24.29 collected, $4.59 is for return to aid, $0.38, of the administrative assessment, $0.05 is for the AS recharge fee and $19.27 goes to Program board? If reaffirmed the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    ASPB is a non-profit, student-led campus organization dedicated to producing and supporting entertaining and culturally diverse events for the UCSB campus and surrounding community. This includes films like our Free Tuesday films and pre-screenings, lectures like In Conversation with Tyler the Creator, our free Noon Storke Shows, hub shows like the recent UMI or Earthgang, and of course our large concerts like Welcome Back, Delirium, The Warm-Up and Extravaganza. Our board also coordinates summer programming and events like Free Bowling at Zodo’s and Free Iceskating, as well as the quarterly Free Bagel Days.
    In addition to events coordinated by the board, we also co-sponsor various events held by other student groups, such as the Winter Wonder Drag Ball and Poetry Club’s Dope Metaphors. Over the course of a year the board hosts around 90 events and co-sponsors around 80 events -- which averages to about 3 events per week.

    Appointed student board members gain hands-on experience in planning, booking, advertising, and running various events ranging from intimate open mics to 10,000 capacity festivals. We aim to be a resource for any student groups or individuals interested in coordinating an event, and offer volunteer opportunities at our various concerts.

    We are dedicated to offering safe, alternative entertainment to students and creating an unforgettable college experience for the community of UCSB.

    Con Statements


  • Trans and Queer Commission

    Do you support the continued funding of $2.12 per ASUCSB membership for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters to support Trans & Queer Commission students at UCSB (of the $2.12 collected, $0.53 is for a 25% return to aid, $0.10 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.01 is for the 1% AS recharge fee and $1.48 will go to TQComm)? If reaffirmed, the fee would subject to reaffirmation every two years thereafter as mandated by the AS Constitution.


    Pro Statements

    Queer Commission (qcomm.as.ucsb.edu) is an Associated Students Entity that is committed to providing education, social advocacy, and funding for our LGBTQ+ communities at UCSB and beyond. Utilizing student fees, Queer Commission is able to distribute funds to crucial queer & trans focused organizations at UCSB that work to build community and support for LGBTQ+ people. Our larger projects include organizing a delegation for the Queer & Trans People of Color Conference and hosting our annual UCSB PRIDE Week which draws engagement from hundreds of people in our communities. Queer Commission also works closely with the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (rcsgd.sa.ucsb.edu) in contributing funding to their projects and coordinating leadership among UCSB’s LGBTQ+ orgs. Reaffirming the lock-in fee for Queer Commission will ensure our continued work to support our LGBTQ+ communities!

    Con Statements


  • UCSB United States Students Association (USSA)

    Do you support the continued funding of  of $3.82 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter, Spring quarters ($1.00 in Summer) membership for USSA (of the $3.82 collected, $1.08 is for a 25% return to aid, $0.21 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.03 is for the 1% AS recharge fee and $2.50 will go to Associated Students) and (of the $1.00 per undergraduate student collected in summer, $0.25 is for a 25% return to aid, $0.05 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.01 is for the 1% AS recharge fee and $0.69 will go to Associated Students)? If passed, the fee would be subject to reaffirmation every two years as mandated by the AS constitution.


    Pro Statements

    Con Statements


  • Cancel UC Student Association (UCSA)

    UC Student Association (UCSA)

    Do you support eliminating the collection of the UC Student Association (UCSA) lock in fee for $3.52* (of which $0.79 is for return to aid, $2.73 will go to UCSA) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.40* (of which $0.79 is for return to aid, $2.61 will go to UCSA) for the summer quarter. 

    A new funding structure has been proposed by the UC Office of the President which requires the elimination of each UC campus’s current lock-in fee for UCSA . 

    A yes vote would mean the elimination of the fee. 

    A no vote would be a vote to continue funding the lock-in fee for UCSA. Given that there is a new fee being proposed by the UC Board of Regents, UC Office of the President and UCSA, The maintenance of this fee would result in UC Santa Barbara students paying into the organization in a redundant manner. This proposed system-wide fee would ensure that all UC campuses pay equally into the association.

    A no vote would require the UCSB student government to petition the UCSB Chancellor to eliminate the UCSA lock-in fee, as the new fee duplicates the existing fee.

    UC Student Association (UCSA)

    Do you support continued funding of $3.52* (of which $0.79 is for return to aid, $2.73 will for to UCSA) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.40* (of which $0.79 is for return to aid, $2.61 will go to UCSA) for summer quarter for UC Student Association?




    Pro Statements

    Con Statements