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Senate Meeting Minutes: February 8, 2010


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

MEETING MINUTES

February 8, 2010

I.                   Welcome & Call to Order at 4:06pm

II.                Roll Call

a.       Adam Johnson (Excused Tardy)

b.      Alejandro Garcia

c.       Alex Alonso (Excused)

d.      Alex Lastra

e.       Altanese Phenelus

f.       Angela Parra (Absent)

g.      Angeline Gonzalez (Excused)

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 (Excused)

p.      Hector Mujica

q.      Helena Ramirez (Excused)

r.        Janice Rubio

s.       Katrina Fumagali

t.        Loren Fraute

u.      Maribel Chaluja

v.      Muhammad Saleem

w.    Sandra Perez (Absent)

x.      Stephanie Jimenez (Absent)

y.      Taylor Prochnow (Tardy)

z.       Yuniel Molina

aa.   Vignesh Doraiswamy (Excused)

bb.  William Jose Velez

cc.   Robert Yengibaryan

dd. Cristina Morales

ee.   Mykaelle Figueiredo

ff.    Luis Robayo

III.             Approval of Minutes

a.       Move to approve January 25 minutes [Loreto] (Passes)

IV.             Senate Speaker Report

a.       No Report in DC

V.                Senator Pro-Tempore Report

a.         No Report in DC

VI.             Comptroller Report

a.       Busy with preparations for budget hearings

VII.          Chief Justice Report

a.       Sent digital Constitution via email

b.      Nominated a justice for approval

VIII.       Executive Report

a.       Marcos resigned

b.      February 18 is FIU Civility game at 8pm ; Men’s Basketball

c.       March 10 is FIU Pride Day; shirt swap

d.      March 11 is the First Generation Scholarship reception; $1000 donation

Move to bypass Senator Reports & Committee Reports and go into Old Business and New Business [Velez] (Passes)

IX.             Old Business

a.       In Opposition of Mandatory Health Insurance for Florida International University Students

i.      Alejandro Garcia- No

ii.      Alex Lastra – No

iii.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

iv.      Christina Mellon – No

v.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

vi.      Daniel Ybanez- No

vii.      Edward Proenza- No

viii.      Erica Lovett- Yes

ix.      Ernesto Rubi – No

x.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xi.      Janice Rubio- No

xii.      Loren Fraute – No

xiii.      Katrina Fumagali- No

xiv.      Maribel Chaluja – No

xv.      William Velez- Yes

xvi.      Yuniel Molina – No

xvii.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 6-11-0 (Fails)

b.      In Support of Reforming Florida’s K-12 Education System to Better Prepare Students to Attend College

Motion to bypass second reading [Velez] (Fails)

Motion to postpone debate [Velez] (Fails)

Move to postpone (Passes)

X.                New Business

a.       Judicial Confirmation – Kierstin Koppel

Move to vote by acclamation (Passes)

i.      Adam Johnson – Yes

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii.      Alex Lastra – Yes

iv.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

v.      Christina Mellon – Yes

vi.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

vii.      Daniel Ybanez- Yes

viii.      Edward Proenza- Yes

ix.      Erica Lovett- Yes

x.      Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xi.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xii.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xiii.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xiv.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvi.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xvii.      William Velez- Yes

xviii.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 19-0-0 (Passes)

b.      Elections Board Confirmation – Miriam Blasco

Move to vote by acclamation (Passes)

i.      Adam Johnson – Yes

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii.      Alex Lastra – Yes

iv.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

v.      Christina Mellon – Yes

vi.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

vii.      Daniel Ybanez- Yes

viii.      Edward Proenza- Yes

ix.      Erica Lovett- Yes

x.      Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xi.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xii.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xiii.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xiv.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvi.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xvii.      William Velez- Yes

xviii.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 19-0-0 (Passes)

c.       FIU Garden Club Appropriation

i.      Adam Johnson – Yes

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii.      Alex Lastra – Yes

iv.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

v.      Christina Mellon – Yes

vi.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

vii.      Daniel Ybanez- Yes

viii.      Edward Proenza- Yes

ix.      Erica Lovett- Yes

x.      Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xi.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xii.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xiii.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xiv.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvi.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xvii.      William Velez- Yes

xviii.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 19-0-0 (Passes)

d.      Honors College Excellence Appropriation

Move to have to 2/3 of the Senate hear it since it did not go to the RLJC [Velez] (Passes)

Move to vote by acclamation [Phenelus] (Passes)

i.      Adam Johnson – Yes

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii.      Alex Lastra – Yes

iv.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

v.      Christina Mellon – Yes

vi.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

vii.      Daniel Ybanez- Yes

viii.      Edward Proenza- Yes

ix.      Erica Lovett- Yes

x.      Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xi.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xii.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xiii.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xiv.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvi.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xvii.      William Velez- Yes

xviii.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 19-0-0 (Passes)

e.       Muslim Student Association Appropriation

i.      Adam Johnson – Yes

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii.      Alex Lastra – Yes

iv.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

v.      Christina Mellon – Yes

vi.      Cristina Loreto-No

vii.      Daniel Ybanez- Yes

viii.      Edward Proenza- Yes

ix.      Erica Lovett- Yes

x.      Ernesto Rubi – No

xi.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xii.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xiii.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xiv.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvi.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xvii.      William Velez- Yes

xviii.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 17-2-0 (Passes)

f.       International Business Honor Society Appropriation

Move to have to 2/3 of the Senate hear it since it did not go to the RLJC [Phenelus] (Passes)

i.      Adam Johnson – Yes

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii.      Alex Lastra – Yes

iv.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

v.      Christina Mellon – Yes

vi.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

vii.      Daniel Ybanez- Yes

viii.      Edward Proenza- Yes

ix.      Erica Lovett- Yes

x.      Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xi.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xii.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xiii.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xiv.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvi.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xvii.      William Velez- Yes

xviii.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 19-0-0 (Passes)

g.      Honors College Washington D.C. Seminar Appropriation

i.      Adam Johnson – Yes

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- No

iii.      Alex Lastra – Yes

iv.      Altanese Phenelus-No

v.      Christina Mellon – No

vi.      Cristina Loreto-No

vii.      Daniel Ybanez- Yes

viii.      Edward Proenza- No

ix.      Erica Lovett- No

x.      Ernesto Rubi – No

xi.      Hector Mujica- No

xii.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xiii.      Loren Fraute – No

xiv.      Katrina Fumagali- No

xv.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvi.      Taylor Prochnow- No

xvii.      William Velez- Abstain; is one of the students attending

xviii.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- No

Passes 6-12-1 (Fails)

h.      Elections Code Revisions

Move to bypass and go into In Support of Safe Entrances to the Engineering Center [Velez] (Passes)

i.        In Support of Safe Entrances to the Engineering Center

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

Move to vote by acclamation [Phenelus] (Passes)

i.      Adam Johnson – Yes

ii.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii.      Alex Lastra – Yes

iv.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

v.      Christina Mellon – Yes

vi.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

vii.      Daniel Ybanez- Yes

viii.      Edward Proenza- Yes

ix.      Erica Lovett- Yes

x.      Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xi.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xii.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xiii.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xiv.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvi.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xvii.      William Velez- Yes

xviii.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

xix.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 19-0-0 (Passes)

Move to postpone the rest of business and move into Finance Committee Chairperson and announcements[Mujica] (Passes)

j.        Finance Committee Chairperson

Move to nominate Adam Johnson [Phenelus] (Passses)

i.      Alejandro Garcia- Yes

ii.      Alex Lastra – Yes

iii.      Altanese Phenelus-Yes

iv.      Christina Mellon – Yes

v.      Cristina Loreto-Yes

vi.      Daniel Ybanez- Yes

vii.      Edward Proenza- Yes

viii.      Erica Lovett- Yes

ix.      Ernesto Rubi – Yes

x.      Hector Mujica- Yes

xi.      Janice Rubio- Yes

xii.      Loren Fraute – Yes

xiii.      Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xiv.      Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xv.      Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xvi.      William Velez- Yes

xvii.      Yuniel Molina – Yes

xviii.      Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 18-0-0 (Passes)

XI.             Announcements

a.       February 24 is the Meet Your Dean for the College of Business from 5-7pm in CBC 232; Free Chik-fil-A (Mujica)

b.      Submit reports to SAC (Prochnow)

XII.          Adjournment at 5:52pm

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