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Senate Meeting Minutes: October 26, 2009


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

MEETING MINUTES

October 26, 2009

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 4:04pm

II. Roll Call

a. Adam Johnson

b. Alejandro Garcia

c. Alex Alonso

d. Alex Lastra (Excused)

e. Altanese Phenelus

f. Angela Parra (Absent)

g. Angeline Gonzalez

h. Christina Mellon

i. Cristina Loreto

j. Daniela Gonzalez (Excused)

k. Dillon Arango (Absent)

l. Edward Proenza

m. Erica Lovett

n. Ernesto Rubi

o. Haidar Hachem

p. Hector Mujica (Excused)

q. Helena Ramirez

r. Janice Rubio (Left early)

s. Katrina Fumagali

t. Loren Fraute

u. Marcos Oyola

v. Maribel Chaluja (Tardy)

w. Muhammad Saleem

x. Sandra Perez (Tardy)

y. Stephanie Jimenez

z. Taylor Prochnow

aa. Yuniel Molina (Excused)

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 19 minutes [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. Congrats to the College of Arts Senators for an amazing Meet Your Dean event

b. 94 students showed up

c. United Way Football game on November 8 from 9am to 5pm in the FIU Football Stadium

d. Lovely article in the Beacon today

e. Rionda vetoed the Restructuring SGA bill

V. Comptroller Report

a. Coming  up with the Budget Hearing schedules

VI. Chief Justice Report

a. We do not have to abide by Sunshine Laws

Motion to add “In Support of the FIU Student Legacy Campaign” under New Business [Velez] (Passes)

Motion to add “In Opposition of Mandatory Health Insurance for State University Students” under New Business [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

VII. Senator Reports

a. Meet Your Dean was a very successful event; thanks to Senators that attended (Phenelus)

b. Learned a lot from the event; glad to answer any questions fellow Senators have (Johnson)

c. Thanks to Cabinet members and interns that attended (Prochnow)

d. Looking for rooms for Meet Your Dean (Oyola)

e. Meet Your Dean for Engineering on November 5 in the Panther Pit (Velez)

f. Trying to finalize Meet Your Dean for December; talked to Assistant Dean (Lovett)

g. Met with Coordinator to plan events & send surveys (Doraiswamy)

h. Planning an event to distribute surveys on November 10 from 1-2pm; November 4 RHA Town Hall meeting (Rubio)

i. Family Law Day on Saturday, November 7 (Rubi)

j. Met with Dean Robinson today along with Daniela (Ybanez)

k. Concert this Thursday in the School of Music at 8pm (Fumagali)

VIII. Committee Reports

a. BBC Budget (ORC)

b. Trying to regulate attendance(IAC)

c. Working on all council email(SAC)

d. Senate Procedures; looking at Senate attendance (RLJC)

IX. New Business

a. In Support of the Refurbishment of the Engineering Center

Motion to vote by acclamation [Velez] (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson- Yay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yay

iii. Alex Alonso – Yay

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

v. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

vi. Christina Mellon- Yay

vii. Cristina Loreto-Yay

viii. Daniel Ybanez- Yay

ix. Edward Proenza- Yay

x. Erica Lovett- Yay

xi. Ernesto Rubi- Yay

xii. Haidar Hachem- Yay

xiii. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xiv. Loren Fraute – Abstain; part of the Tech Fee Committee

xv. Janice Rubio – Yay

xvi. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xvii. Marcos Oyola- Yay

xviii. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xix. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xx. Sandra Perez – Yay

xxi. Stephanie Jimenez- Yay

xxii. Taylor Prochnow- Yay

xxiii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxiv. William Velez- Yay

Passes 22-0-2 (Passes)

b. To Reform the Voting Process of the Student Government Senate at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Motion to hear Council Bill since it was not sent to the RLJC on time [Phenelus] (Passes)

Move to vote by acclamation [Johnson] (Passes)

Move to vote for “To Reform the Voting Process of the Student Government Senate at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus” (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson- Yay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yay

iii. Alex Alonso – Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus-Yay

v. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

vi. Christina Mellon- Yay

vii. Cristina Loreto-Yay

viii. Daniel Ybanez- Yay

ix. Edward Proenza- Yay

x. Erica Lovett- Yay

xi. Ernesto Rubi- Yay

xii. Haidar Hachem- Yay

xiii. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xiv. Loren Fraute – Yay

xv. Janice Rubio – Yay

xvi. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xvii. Marcos Oyola- Yay

xviii. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xix. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xx. Sandra Perez – Yay

xxi. Stephanie Jimenez- Yay

xxii. Taylor Prochnow- Yay

xxiii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxiv. William Velez- Yay

Passes 24-0-0 (Passes)

c. In Support of the FIU Student Legacy Campaign

Motion to vote by acclamation [Loreto] (Passes)

Motion to vote for the “In Support of the FIU Student Legacy Campaign” (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson- Yay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yay

iii. Alex Alonso – Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus-Yay

v. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

vi. Christina Mellon- Yay

vii. Cristina Loreto-Yay

viii. Daniel Ybanez- Yay

ix. Edward Proenza- Yay

x. Erica Lovett- Yay

xi. Ernesto Rubi- Yay

xii. Haidar Hachem- Yay

xiii. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xiv. Loren Fraute – Yay

xv. Janice Rubio – Yay

xvi. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xvii. Marcos Oyola- Yay

xviii. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xix. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xx. Sandra Perez – Yay

xxi. Stephanie Jimenez- Yay

xxii. Taylor Prochnow- Yay

xxiii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxiv. William Velez- Yay

Passes 24-0-0 (Passes)

d. In Opposition of Mandatory Health Insurance for State University Students

Motion to vote for Resolution since it was not sent to the RLJC [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Motion to add an “A” after Modesto [Loreto](Passes)

Motion to change to “Maidique” [Velez] (Passes)

Motion to capitalize every letter after “Whereas” [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

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

i. Adam Johnson- Nay

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yay

iii. Alex Alonso – Yay

iv. Altanese Phenelus-Yay

v. Angeline Gonzalez- Yay

vi. Christina Mellon- Yay

vii. Cristina Loreto-Yay

viii. Edward Proenza- Yay

ix. Erica Lovett- Yay

x. Ernesto Rubi- Yay

xi. Haidar Hachem- Yay

xii. Helena Ramirez- Yay

xiii. Loren Fraute – Nay

xiv. Katrina Fumagali- Yay

xv. Marcos Oyola- Yay

xvi. Maribel Chaluja- Yay

xvii. Muhammad Saleem- Yay

xviii. Sandra Perez – Yay

xix. Stephanie Jimenez- Yay

xx. Taylor Prochnow- Yay

xxi. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yay

xxii. William Velez- Yay

Passes 20-2-0 (Passes)

X. Announcements

a. Please schedule meetings with me (Figueiredo)

b. Writing a Winning Personal Statement tomorrow at 1:30pm (Figueiredo)

c. Soledad O’Brien Meet and Greet tomorrow at 4:30pm & lecture at 5pm (Figueiredo)

d. Joint Senate meeting discussed at U Wide meeting (Figueiredo)

e. Meet the Players on Wednesday at the Pit (Prochnow)

f. Wants everyone to read opinion in the Beacon; please put factual information when presenting an important Resolution [e.g. Florida legislature] (Johnson)

g. Senate Wide event (Velez)

XI. Adjournment at 5:12pm

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