2012 Referenda and Propositions:
ASUCR Constitutional Substitution
Complete ASUCR Constitution Substitution
Drafted by the Elections Commission, the proposed constitution is a full substitution to the ASUCR Constitution. This is a fundamental restructuring of the university student governance (in accordance to a direct elections process); a necessary change to respond to the growing undergraduate student population and political interest, the growing political issues, and to the principle of defending our autonomy from the administration.
- I. Move from Parliamentary System to a Three-Branch System of governance, modeled after the US government (which the majority of the UC AS's have adopted). This separates the Executive and Legislative Branch, while adding the new Judicial Branch. a. The Judicial Branch will be comprised of 6 nominated students alternative every 2 years. Their principle job is to oversee the implementation of the constitution, and to provide a step of checks to the governance as a whole. This is in response to a need of internal transparency.
- II. Move from a Senatorial (Indirect) Election to a General (Direct) Election. This will allow the student population as a whole to vote for the Executive Branch (comprising of the President, Executive Vice President, VP of Internal Affairs, VP of External Affairs), along with the Senators. a. Replaced the VP of Finance with a Controller, whom would be nominated by the President (requires one-year experience on ASUCR) b. Executive Branch will gain Veto privileges over Senate, reflecting lose of Senate Vote privileges.
- III. Moved from a fully college-represented Senate to a "hybrid" Senate. There will be 16 Senators: half of which will represent their respective colleges (2 CHASS, 2 CNAS, 2 BCOE, 2 SOBA), and half Senators-at-Large.
Yes, I hereby support the ratification of the ASUCR Constitution
No, I hereby do not support the ratification of the ASUCR Constitution
For more information please review the entire resolution: ASUCR Constitution Substitution.
ASPB Fee Referendum
ASPB Fee Referendum
Do you support a quarterly fee of $40 (escalated over a period of six years from current fee of $10; Fall 2012 to Fall 2018) to allow ASPB to program events that meet the growing student demand and rising logistical cost associated with campus entertainment? In turn this will also create additional jobs for students, accommodate future growth of UCR students, and encourage Highlander spirit.
Fee will begin effectively, Fall 2012
- Fee Increase to $20 per quarter beginning Fall 2012
- Fee Increase to $30 per quarter beginning Fall 2015
- Fee Increase to $40 per quarter beginning Fall 2018
- 25% of the fee will be returned to financial aid to help offset costs for students who are eligible for financial aid ($2.50, $5.00, and $7.50 respectively based on fee timeline)
The approval of this referendum would provide:
Increased quality of UC Riverside's welcome event, Block Party and ASPB's annual music
festival, Spring Splash
- Keeping Events FREE for UCR Students
- Secure better, current, and relevant artists in today's music industry
- Enhance interactive event attractions
- Accommodate rising operational costs
- Increased moderate size concerts to complement small scale (Nooners) and large scale concerts (Block Party and Spring Splash)
- Major comedy shows (currently unable to support any)
- Three or more major speakers a year
- Increased movie premieres (currently only able to support 2 per quarter)
- Up to 5x the current funds available for Student Organization Co-Sponsorship
Yes, I hereby support the ASPB fee increase.
No, I hereby do not support the ASPB fee increase.
For more information please review the entire resolution: Associated Students Program Board Fee Referendum.
Theatre Fee Referendum
The Subsidized Student Admission Plan (SSAP) Referendum
Do you support a $2.50 per quarter fee to subsidize the cost of undergraduate student admission to performances produced by the Department of Theatre at UCR, providing free admission to current UCR undergraduate students?
- The Fee would begin Fall Quarter 2012.
- In accordance with campus policy, 25% of the Fee will be returned to financial aid to help offset the cost of this fee for students who are eligible for financial aid.
- After the return to aid, the remaining $1.87 would be used for the initiative.
Yes, I hereby support the Subsidized Student Admission Plan at $2.50 per quarter fee
No, I hereby do not support the Subsidized Student Admission Plan at $2.50 per quarter fee
For more information please review the entire resolution: Theatre Fee Referendum.