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Senate Meeting Minutes: November 23, 2009


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

MEETING MINUTES

November 23, 2009

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

II.                Roll Call

a.       Adam Johnson

b.      Alejandro Garcia

c.       Alex Alonso

d.      Alex Lastra

e.       Altanese Phenelus

f.       Angela Parra

g.      Angeline Gonzalez

h.      Christina Mellon

i.        Cristina Loreto

j.        Daniel Ybanez (Absent)

k.      Daniela Gonzalez

l.        Dillon Arango (Excused)

m.    Edward Proenza

n.      Erica Lovett

o.      Ernesto Rubi (Excused)

p.      Haidar Hachem

q.      Hector Mujica

r.        Helena Ramirez

s.       Janice Rubio

t.        Katrina Fumagali

u.      Loren Fraute

v.      Marcos Oyola

w.    Maribel Chaluja

x.      Muhammad Saleem

y.      Sandra Perez (Tardy)

z.       Stephanie Jimenez

aa.   Taylor Prochnow  (Excused Tardy)

bb.  Yuniel Molina

cc.   Vignesh Doraiswamy

dd. William Jose Velez

ee.   Robert Yengibaryan

ff.    Mykaelle Figueiredo

gg.  Cristina Morales

III.             Approval of Minutes

a.       Move to approve November 16 minutes [Phenelus] (Passes)

IV.             Senate Speaker Report

a.       This is the second to last meeting of the semester

b.      Nick Autiello hosted an event on Friday along with the NY Timesà 100 people showed up

c.       Met with BBC Senate Speaker last Tuesday

V.                Senator Pro-Tempore Report

a.       Written reports due today

VI.             Comptroller Report

a.       Budget hearings

b.      Last week’s comptroller meeting was cancelled

VII.          Chief Justice Report

a.       Grievance forms available in the office

VIII.       Finance Committee Report

a.       2 requests last week; 1 denied, 1 passed; appropriation next week

IX.             Executive Report

a.       Intern Toy Drive starting on December 7

b.      Sending sponsorship letters this week

c.       No meeting on Wednesday (Rionda)

d.      This weekend went to Western Tennessee for the Women’s Volleyball championship game; we lost (Rionda)

e.       Cabinet changes; Nick is the new COS and Christy Flores is taking a new role (Rionda)

Motion to bypass Senator Reports and Committee Reports and go straight into Old Business [Phenelus] (Passes)

X.                Old Business

a.       In Support of Unified meetings between the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus Senates

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

i.      Adam Johnson- No

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii.      Alex Alonso – No

iv.      Alex Lastra – Yes

v.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

vi.      Angela Parra – Yes

vii.      Angeline Gonzalez- Yes

viii.      Christina Mellon- Yes

ix.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

x.      Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

xi.      Edward Proenza- Yes

xii.      Erica Lovett- Yes

xiii.      Haidar Hachem- Yes

xiv.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xv.      Helena Ramirez- Yes

xvi.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xvii.      Loren Fraute – No

xviii.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xix.      Marcos Oyola- No

xx.      Muhammad Saleem- No

xxi.      Sandra Perez – Yes

xxii.      Stephanie Jimenez- Yes

xxiii.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxiv.      Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxv.      William Velez- Yes

Passes 20-5-0 (Passes)

Motion to go back into reports [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

XI.             Senator Reports

a.       Meeting with Dean tomorrow; approached by studentà no advising for students that come to school at night (Phenelus)

b.      MYD event in Springà mini Career fair; first week of February (Oyola)

c.       Working on surveys and passing them out (Mujica)

d.      Surveys are to be sent out this week for approval; new recycling bins at the Engineering center; remodeling first floor as a Student center (Velez)

e.       Trying to talk to both deans (Doraiswamy)

f.       RHA Town Hall meeting on December 2 à general housing issues; Thanksgiving dinner in the ballrooms tomorrow at 7pm (Proenza)

g.      Tour of the building on Wednesday at 3pm (Garcia)

h.      Grad proposals on December 2 at 1pm in GC 150 (Saleem)

i.        Passing out surveys this week (Fraute)

j.        Met with Stephanie last week;  zip cars and calendar (Ramirez)

k.      Meeting today with Helena for the MYD in February; made a new survey (D. Gonzalez)

l.        Event at the Ritz Carlton on December 3; emailed dean for surveys (Fumagali)

XII.          Committee Reports

a.       Audits and reports(ORC)

b.      Met last week; spreadsheet to keep track of Senators (IAC)

c.       Want to be present at the next President’s round table (SAC)

d.      Still working on Senate Rules &Procedures; working on grievances(RLJC)

XIII.       New Business

a.       Amendment to the Standing Committees of the Student Government Council

Motion to add sub section e “The Internal Affairs Committee will work with the Rules, Legislation, and Judiciary Committee to monitor the compliance of Senators’ responsibilities” [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Motion to vote on the edited version by acclamation [Velez] (Fails)

i.      Adam Johnson- No

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- No

iii.      Alex Alonso – No

iv.      Alex Lastra – No

v.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

vi.      Angela Parra – Yes

vii.      Angeline Gonzalez- No

viii.      Christina Mellon- No

ix.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

x.      Daniela Gonzalez- No

xi.      Edward Proenza- No

xii.      Erica Lovett- Yes

xiii.      Haidar Hachem- Yes

xiv.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xv.      Helena Ramirez- Yes

xvi.      Loren Fraute – No

xvii.      Katrina Fumagali- No

xviii.      Marcos Oyola- No

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- No

xx.      Sandra Perez – No

xxi.      Stephanie Jimenez- No

xxii.      Taylor Prochnow- No

xxiii.      Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxiv.      William Velez- Yes

Passes 9-15-0 (Fails)

b.      To Amend the Absence limits for Graduate School Senators

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

Motion to vote by acclamation [Lovett] (Passes)

i.      Adam Johnson- Yes

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii.      Alex Alonso – Yes

iv.      Alex Lastra – Yes

v.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

vi.      Angela Parra – Yes

vii.      Angeline Gonzalez- Yes

viii.      Christina Mellon- Yes

ix.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

x.      Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

xi.      Edward Proenza- Yes

xii.      Erica Lovett- Yes

xiii.      Haidar Hachem- Yes

xiv.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xv.      Helena Ramirez- Yes

xvi.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xvii.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xviii.      Marcos Oyola- Yes

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

xx.      Sandra Perez – Yes

xxi.      Stephanie Jimenez- Yes

xxii.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxiii.      Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxiv.      William Velez- Yes

xxv.      Yuniel Molina -Yes

Passes 25-0-0 (Passes)

c.       To Establish the Nomination Process of the Executive Cabinet within the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

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

Motion to postpone until next week [Doraiswamy] (Fails)

Motion to adjourn [Johnson] (Fails)

i.      Adam Johnson- No

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- No

iii.      Alex Alonso – No

iv.      Alex Lastra – No

v.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

vi.      Angela Parra – Yes

vii.      Angeline Gonzalez- No

viii.      Christina Mellon- No

ix.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

x.      Daniela Gonzalez- No

xi.      Edward Proenza- No

xii.      Erica Lovett- Yes

xiii.      Haidar Hachem- Yes

xiv.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xv.      Helena Ramirez- Yes

xvi.      Loren Fraute – No

xvii.      Katrina Fumagali- No

xviii.      Marcos Oyola- No

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

xx.      Sandra Perez – No

xxi.      Stephanie Jimenez- No

xxii.      Taylor Prochnow- No

xxiii.      Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxiv.      William Velez- Yes

xxv.      Yuniel Molina- No

Passes 10-15-0 (Fails)

XIV.       Announcements

a.       Happy Thanksgiving (Proenza)

b.      Basketball game tonight (Proenza)

c.       College of Medicine is working on getting the H1N1 vaccines (Prochnow)

d.      Writing things about the meetings in a report (Yengibaryan)

XV.          Adjournment at 5:45pm

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