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Senate Meeting Minutes: October 19, 2009


Florida International University • Student Government Association • Modesto A. Maidique Campus

MEETING MINUTES

October 19, 2009

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 4:02pm

II. Roll Call

a. Adam Johnson

b. Alejandro Garcia

c. Alex Alonso (Tardy)

d. Alex Lastra

e. Altanese Phenelus

f. Angela Parra

g. Angeline Gonzalez (Excused tardy)

h. Christina Mellon (Tardy)

i. Cristina Loreto

j. Daniela Gonzalez

k. Dillon Arango

l. Edward Proenza

m. Erica Lovett

n. Ernesto Rubi

o. Haidar Hachem

p. Hector Mujica

q. Helena Ramirez

r. Janice Rubio

s. Katrina Fumagali

t. Loren Fraute

u. Marcos Oyola

v. Maribel Chaluja

w. Muhammad Saleem

x. Sandra Perez

y. Stephanie Jimenez

z. Taylor Prochnow

aa. Yuniel Molina

bb. Vignesh Doraiswamy

cc. William Jose Velez

dd. Cristina Morales

ee. Robert Yengibaryan

ff. Mykaelle Figueiredo

III. Approval of Minutes

a. Motion to approve October 12 minutes [Phenelus] (Passes)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. We are not able to abstain when voting; only if there is a conflict of interest

b. Glad to see interns at the meeting

1. Student Legacy Campaign – Bill Buchanan

· Scholarship

· Working with SGA and SAA

· Raise money from alumni

· Making an impact to the Student Body & ourselves

· Resolution to support the Student Legacy Campaign

Motion to add subsection C under New Business as Cuban American Law Society Appropriation [Oyola] (Passes)

Motion to move subsection B from Old Business to New Business [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

V. Comptroller Report

a. Process of requesting and auditing

VI. Chief Justice Report

a. Constitutional review is on track

b. 3 interns are helping out

c. Grievance forms are out tomorrow

VII. Finance Committee Report

a. Met on Wednesday

b. 2 requests; 1 denied and 1 appropriation presented today

VIII. Executive Report

a. Needs to meet with everyone; goals and surveys

b. Book an appointment with Lily

IX. Senator Reports

a. Made the Meet Your Dean program (Johnson)

b. Meet Your Dean tomorrow in GC 243 from 1-3pm (Loreto)

c. Met with Dean Furton last week (Phenelus)

d. A question Dean wants on the survey is if students prefer professional advisors vs faculty advisors (Prochnow)

e. Trying to finalize Meet Your Dean; still trying to find a room (Oyola)

f. Working with the College of Business webmaster to have an SGA page (Mujica)

g. Q&A with alumni now and Meet Your Dean in Spring (Parra)

h. Meet Your Dean in Panther Pit (Velez)

i. Working with Dean for Meet Your Dean (Hachem)

j. Event on December 11; change event from the pit was requested by Dean (Lovett)

k. Honors College Convocation was successful; thanks to SGA members that attended; Fishbowl on November 3 in DM 100 form 3:30-4:45pm (Doraiswamy)

l. Submitted proposal for TVs & Wireless internet in Housing (Proenza)

m. Event in housing quad; working on surveys (Rubio)

n. Meeting with Dean along with Christina (Garcia)

o. Met with Graduate Dean; survey sent to graduate students (Fraute)

p. Met with Alejandro & Christina for their seminar; event in January; meeting with Career Services on Wednesday; came up with workshop agenda (Alonso)

q. Met with Bill Foster; looking to have Hertz come and rent cars at $8 per hour; garage is to be done by August 10, 2010; Zipcard (Molina)

r. Zipcard; meeting with Matt from UTS for the calendar (Jimenez)

s. United Way Football game on November 8 from 9am-5pm (Ramirez)

t. Done with first survey; looking to plan the Lower Division Meet Your Dean (D. Gonzalez)

u. Working on survey; looking to do an event during finals week at night (Fumagali)

v. Met with students and Dean last week (Arango)

X. Committee Reports

a. Present at Finance Committee last week; meeting today after Senate (ORC)

b. Looking for Bills that have been passed to be signed and placed in binder; retracted Office Hours bill(IAC)

c. From on post dean meetings; problems with using campus facilities(SAC)

d. Looking into attendance and if Senators are doing their weekly reports; presenting a resolution today (RLJC)

XI. Old Business

a. To Urge FIU and Aramark to take action against Human Trafficking

Motion to bypass the second reading [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Motion to end discussion, move into previous question and vote by acclamation [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Motion to vote for “To Urge FIU and Aramark to take action against Human Trafficking” (Fails)

i. Adam Johnson- Yay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yay

iii. Alex Alonso- Yay

iv. Alex Lastra-Yay

v. Altanese Phenelus-Yay

vi. Angela Parra- Yay

vii. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

viii. Christina Mellon- Yay

ix. Cristina Loreto-Yay

x. Daniel Ybanez- Yay

xi. Daniela Gonzalez- Nay

xii. Dillon Arango – Yay

xiii. Edward Proenza- Yay

xiv. Erica Lovett- Yay

xv. Ernesto Rubi- Nay

xvi. Hector Mujica- Yay

xvii. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xviii. Loren Fraute – Yay

xix. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xx. Marcos Oyola- Nay

xxi. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xxii. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xxiii. Sandra Perez – Yay

xxiv. Stephanie Jimenez- Nay

xxv. Taylor Prochnow- Yay

xxvi. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxvii. William Velez- Yay

xxviii. Yuniel Molina-Yay

Passes 24-4-0 (Passes)

b. To Eliminate Vote by Secret Ballot

Motion to move to previous question and vote by acclamation [Phenelus] (Passes)

Motion to vote for “To Eliminate Vote by Secret Ballot” (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson- Yay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yay

iii. Alex Alonso- Yay

iv. Alex Lastra-Yay

v. Altanese Phenelus-Yay

vi. Angela Parra- Yay

vii. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

viii. Christina Mellon- Yay

ix. Cristina Loreto-Yay

x. Daniel Ybanez- Yay

xi. Daniela Gonzalez- Yay

xii. Dillon Arango – Yay

xiii. Edward Proenza- Yay

xiv. Erica Lovett- Yay

xv. Ernesto Rubi- Yay

xvi. Hector Mujica- Yay

xvii. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xviii. Loren Fraute – Yay

xix. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xx. Marcos Oyola- Yay

xxi. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xxii. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xxiii. Sandra Perez – Yay

xxiv. Stephanie Jimenez- Yay

xxv. Taylor Prochnow- Yay

xxvi. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxvii. William Velez- Yay

xxviii. Yuniel Molina-Yay

Passes 28-0-0 (Passes)

c. In Support of Restructuring the Student Government Association to Provide Better and Equal Services and Representation For All Florida International University Students

Motion to bypass the second reading [Mujica] (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson- Yay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Nay

iii. Alex Lastra-Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus-Yay

v. Angela Parra- Nay

vi. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

vii. Christina Mellon- Yay

viii. Cristina Loreto-Nay

ix. Daniel Ybanez- Yay

x. Daniela Gonzalez- Nay

xi. Dillon Arango – Yay

xii. Edward Proenza- Yay

xiii. Erica Lovett- Nay

xiv. Ernesto Rubi- Yay

xv. Hector Mujica- Yay

xvi. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xvii. Loren Fraute – Yay

xviii. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xix. Marcos Oyola- Yay

xx. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xxi. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xxii. Stephanie Jimenez- Yay

xxiii. Taylor Prochnow- Yay

xxiv. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxv. William Velez- Nay

xxvi. Yuniel Molina-Yay

Passes 20-6-0 (Passes)

XII. New Business

a. In Support of ensuring the Implementation and Enforcement of the Current University No Smoking Policy

Motion to add an s to the word Vierte [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Motion to change to Modesto [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Motion to add an A after Modesto [Velez] (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson- Yay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yay

iii. Alex Lastra-Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus-Yay

v. Angela Parra- Yay

vi. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

vii. Christina Mellon- Yay

viii. Cristina Loreto-Yay

ix. Daniel Ybanez- Yay

x. Daniela Gonzalez- Yay

xi. Dillon Arango – Yay

xii. Edward Proenza- Yay

xiii. Erica Lovett- Yay

xiv. Ernesto Rubi- Yay

xv. Hector Mujica- Yay

xvi. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xvii. Loren Fraute – Yay

xviii. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xix. Marcos Oyola- Yay

xx. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xxi. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xxii. Sandra Perez – Yay

xxiii. Stephanie Jimenez- Yay

xxiv. Taylor Prochnow- Yay

xxv. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxvi. William Velez- Yay

xxvii. Yuniel Molina-Yay

Passes 27-0-0 (Passes)

b. In Support of FIU Kindle

Motion to change from have to has [Velez] (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson- Yay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yay

iii. Alex Lastra-Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus-Abstain; part of the Tech Fee committee

v. Angela Parra- Yay

vi. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

vii. Christina Mellon- Yay

viii. Cristina Loreto-Yay

ix. Daniel Ybanez- Yay

x. Daniela Gonzalez- Yay

xi. Dillon Arango – Yay

xii. Edward Proenza- Yay

xiii. Erica Lovett- Yay

xiv. Ernesto Rubi- Yay

xv. Hector Mujica- Yay

xvi. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xvii. Loren Fraute – Abstain; part of the Tech Fee committee

xviii. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xix. Marcos Oyola- Yay

xx. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xxi. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xxii. Sandra Perez – Yay

xxiii. Stephanie Jimenez- Yay

xxiv. Taylor Prochnow- Abstain; part of the Textbook Affordability committee

xxv. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxvi. William Velez- Yay

xxvii. Yuniel Molina-Yay

Passes 24-0-3 (Passes)

c. Cuban American Law Society Appropriation

Motion to vote by acclamation [Lastra] (Passes)

Motion to vote for the “Cuban American Law Society” (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson- Yay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yay

iii. Alex Lastra-Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus-Yay

v. Angela Parra- Yay

vi. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

vii. Christina Mellon- Yay

viii. Cristina Loreto-Yay

ix. Daniel Ybanez- Yay

x. Daniela Gonzalez- Yay

xi. Dillon Arango – Yay

xii. Edward Proenza- Yay

xiii. Erica Lovett- Yay

xiv. Ernesto Rubi- Yay

xv. Hector Mujica- Yay

xvi. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xvii. Loren Fraute – Yay

xviii. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xix. Marcos Oyola- Yay

xx. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xxi. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xxii. Sandra Perez – Yay

xxiii. Stephanie Jimenez- Yay

xxiv. Taylor Prochnow- Yay

xxv. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxvi. William Velez- Yay

xxvii. Yuniel Molina-Yay

Passes 27-0-0 (Passes)

d. To Reform the Structure of the Senate Committees

Motion to vote by acclamation [Phenelus] (Passes)

Motion to vote for “To Reform the Structure of the Senate Committees” (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson- Yay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yay

iii. Alex Lastra-Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus-Yay

v. Angela Parra- Yay

vi. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

vii. Christina Mellon- Yay

viii. Cristina Loreto-Yay

ix. Daniel Ybanez- Yay

x. Daniela Gonzalez- Yay

xi. Dillon Arango – Yay

xii. Edward Proenza- Yay

xiii. Erica Lovett- Yay

xiv. Ernesto Rubi- Yay

xv. Hector Mujica- Yay

xvi. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xvii. Loren Fraute – Yay

xviii. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xix. Marcos Oyola- Yay

xx. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xxi. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xxii. Sandra Perez – Yay

xxiii. Stephanie Jimenez- Yay

xxiv. Taylor Prochnow- Yay

xxv. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxvi. William Velez- Yay

xxvii. Yuniel Molina-Yay

Passes 27-0-0 (Passes)

XIII. Announcements

a. When making a Facebook event please email Ben so that he does it under SGC-MMC (Badger)

b. Model UN applications are due on Friday (Prochnow)

c. When submitting legislation please CC Chantel (Velez)

d. Rage on Field this Saturday (D. Gonzalez)

e. Beacon agreed with me (Johnson)

XIV. Adjournment at 5:58pm

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