Constitution Referenda and Survey - April 21st, 2006

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Constitutional Referenda

The following amendments to the constitution need a simple majority of the vote to pass. The old language has a strike through it and the new language is underlined.

OPENING COMMITTEE SEATS AND APPOITMENTS BOARD REFERENDUM

D. Committees and Senate Elections

1. All committee seats allocated to senators shall be elected by the Senate. Each Senator shall fill at least one and no more than Four (4) committee seats in addition to their Class Council.

4. Senate members on Faculty, Administrative, and Trustee committee shall not be allowed to resign from their committee seats unless they are also resigning from the Senate, except in instances accepted by the Vice-President.

6. Appointments Board

A. Composition and Qualifications
The Appointments Board shall be composed of:

1. The AAS President. The President shall serve as chair and an ex-officio member. In the case of ties the President will cast the deciding vote.
2. The AAS Secretary. The Secretary shall serve as an ex-officio member.
3. Six members. They shall be selected by the Senate. Members of the appointments board must have previously served on a faculty committee. No person shall be member of the Appointments Board for the same session as he or she holds any other office of the AAS.

B. Duties and Powers
The Appointments Board shall:
1. Recommend student members to the Senate for all at-large positions for relevant committees. Recommendations shall be non-binding.
2. Assign each member of the Board to serve as a direct liaison to several committees and report to the Senate on committee activity. The Board shall be responsible for keeping the record of attendance and reporting violations of the attendance requirement.

C. Selection of Appointments Board Members
Members of the Appointments Board will be chosen by the following process:
1. The Secretary will contact all students who have formerly sat on faculty committees to determine who would be interested in serving on the Board.
2. Interested students will submit a statement of no more than 250 words to the Secretary explaining their interest in sitting on the Appointments Board as well as their experience.
3. The Senate will review these statements and then vote to select candidates to sit on the Board. Each Senator will receive six votes, and six candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to the Appointments Board. The AAS Vice-President shall break any ties.
4. The Appointments Board’s term will begin on the third Monday of April and continue until the following April.
5. In the event that not enough candidates express interest in being on the Board, the seats will be opened up to (in order) Senators, then JC members, then students-at-large. These students must submit written statements of length no more than 250 words. The Senate will appoint members to unfilled Board positions from this pool.

D. Committee Seats
1. The following seats are allocated to members of the student body at large:
a. Dining Services: two (2) at-large members
b. Committee on Priorities and Resources: one (1) at-large member
c. Committee on Educational Policy: one (1) at-large member
d. Admissions and Financial Aid: one (1) at-large member
e. Library Committee: one (1) at-large member
f. Physical Education and Athletics: one (1) at-large member
g. IT Policy: one (1) at-large member
h. Residential Life: one (1) at-large member

2. If any of these seats cannot be filled by students-at-large, or if the Senate rejects all applications by students-at-large, the senate is authorized to elect a Senator to fill the seat.

: 154 voters

Yes, make these changes.79% (121)
No, do not make these changes.21% (33)

SPECIAL VOTE REFERENDUM

X. REFERENDA

Any member of the Student Body may propose referenda for a question or amendment. Only two methods exist for bringing referenda before the Student Body.

A. Petition by the Student Body

1. Procedure:

c. The Elections Committee shall publicize the referendum to the entire Student Body no less than five (5) days before the election date.
d. The Elections Committee shall conduct voting on the referendum. Voting shall take place on the date of the next officer election unless two-thirds (2/3) of the Senate approves a special vote.

c. The Elections Committee shall conduct voting on the referendum. Voting on the referendum shall take place on the date of the next election unless two-thirds (2/3) of the Senate or 15% of each class of the Student Body that is eligible to vote on the referendum approves a special vote. A special vote is a vote that occurs at a time other than a regularly scheduled election.
d. The Elections Committee shall publicize the referendum to the Student Body no less than five (5) days before the election date. In the case of a special vote, the Elections Committee shall publicize the referendum to the Student Body no less than three (3) days before the vote is scheduled, but not more than ten (10) days prior to that date.

g. A referendum must be submitted to the Election Committee Chairperson no less than one (1) week prior to the next scheduled election date, unless a special vote has been approved for that referendum. Referenda submitted less than one (1) week prior to the next scheduled election that have not been approved for a special vote shall be put on the ballot of the election that follows the next scheduled election. Referenda that have been approved for a special vote must be submitted to the Election Committee Chairperson no less than five (5) days before the vote is scheduled.

B. Vote by the Senate

1. Procedure:

b. The Elections Committee shall publicize the referendum to the entire Student Body no less than five (5) days before the election date.
c. The Elections Committee shall conduct voting on the referendum. Voting shall take place on the date of the next election unless 2/3 of the Senate approves a special vote.

b. The Elections Committee shall conduct voting on the referendum. Voting on the referendum shall take place on the date of the next election unless two-thirds (2/3) of the Senate or 15% of each class of the Student Body that is eligible to vote on the referendum approves a special vote.
c. The Elections Committee shall publicize the referendum to the Student Body no less than five (5) days before the election date. In the case of a special vote, the Elections Committee shall publicize the referendum to the Student Body no less than three (3) days before the vote is scheduled, but not more than ten (10) days prior to that date.

f. A referendum must be submitted to the Election Committee Chairperson no less than one (1) week prior to the next scheduled election date, unless a special vote has been approved for that referendum. Referenda submitted less than one (1) week prior to the next scheduled election that have not been approved for a special vote shall be put on the ballot of the election that follows the next scheduled election. Referenda that have been approved for a special vote must be submitted to the Election Committee Chairperson no less than five (5) days before the vote is scheduled.
: 135 voters

Yes, make these changes.73% (99)
No, do not make these changes.27% (36)