Amendments

Measure A: Fee Equality for Everyone at Stanford (F.E.E.S.) Reform (validated with 0 signatures)

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Measure A Summary

In the 2015-2016 academic year, the Stanford students passed funding reform to improve the fiscal stability and annual funding allocation process. This reform created the Annual Grants process, however it only affected the Undergraduate population. To ensure that all Stanford student groups have a standardize funding experience whether they are graduate or undergraduate, the ASSU Task Force on Constitutional Reform has proposed this measure. It aims to:

  • Remove the $150 floor on the Student Activities Fee
  • Ensure regulatory harmony between the Graduate and Undergraduate populations
  • Condense the funding system from three Constitutional Articles into just one
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Measure B: Streamline Nominations (pending validation)

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Measure B Summary

Nominations Commission has the responsibility of nominating students to serve on University Committees. This process one of the most important ways in which Stanford students connects with the University administration to craft policy. University Committees are responsible to many things ranging from bicycle safety to advising the Board of Trustees on student tuition rates. The reform proposed by this measure aims to:

  • Remove barriers to speedy appointments of student representatives on to University committees.
  • Condense general section language to be more clear and concise.
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Measure C: House in Order (pending validation)

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Measure C Summary The ASSU Constitution is meant to serve as a agreement between the students of Stanford University and the University’s administration. However, there is no clause within the Constitution itself that requires it to comply with Federal, State, and local laws. In order to bring the Constitution into general compliance, this measure will insert an article requiring said legal compliance and voiding any portion of the Constitution that is found to be in violation.

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Measure E: Minor Executive Committee Changes (pending validation)

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Measure E Summary This measure will simply change the membership of the ASSU Executive Committee. Article 3, §2.D mandates that the Graduate Student Council’s Financial Officer attend all Executive Committee meetings without mandating the same for the Undergraduate Senate’s Treasurer. This measure thus removes the requirement that the FO attend all Executive Committee meetings.

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Measure D: Membership Rights (pending validation)

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Measure D Summary Article 1, §4 enumerates the rights of the accused under the ASSU Constitution. This section is one that is known to contravene California law on standards of evidence. Therefore, this measure will mandate that judicial procedures comply with any relevant statutes and further explains notification rights that the accused should have.

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