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Senate Meeting Minutes: February 15, 2010


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

MEETING MINUTES

February 15, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 4:01pm

II. Roll Call

a. Adam Johnson

b. Alejandro Garcia

c. Alex Alonso (Excused)

d. Alex Lastra

e. Altanese Phenelus (Tardy)

f. Angela Parra

g. Angeline Gonzalez (Excused Tardy)

h. Christina Mellon

i. Cristina Loreto

j. Daniel Ybanez (Tardy)

k. Daniela Gonzalez (Tardy)

l. Dillon Arango (Absent)

m. Edward Proenza

n. Erica Lovett

o. Ernesto Rubi

p. Haidar Hachem

q. Hector Mujica

r. Helena Ramirez

s. Janice Rubio

t. Katrina Fumagali

u. Loren Fraute

v. Maribel Chaluja

w. Muhammad Saleem

x. Sandra Perez (Tardy)

y. Taylor Prochnow

z. Yuniel Molina

aa. Vignesh Doraiswamy

bb. William Jose Velez

cc. Robert Yengibaryan

dd. Cristina Morales

ee. Mykaelle Figueiredo

ff. Luis Robayo

III. Approval of Minutes

a. Move to approve February 8 minutes [Hachem] (Passes)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. Marcos resigned

b. Stephanie Jimenez resigned due to internship

c. Open seats; Business and At Large

Move into New Business [Johnson] (Passes)

V. New Business

a. Elections Board Confirmation – Monique Rodriguez

i. Adam Johnson – Yes

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii. Alex Lastra – Yes

iv. Angela Parra – Yes

v. Angeline Gonzalez- Yes

vi. Christina Mellon – No

vii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

viii. Daniel Ybanez- Yes

ix. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

x. Edward Proenza- Yes

xi. Erica Lovett- Yes

xii. Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xiii. Haidar Hachem- Yes

xiv. Hector Mujica- Yes

xv. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xvi. Janice Rubio- No

xvii. Loren Fraute – Yes

xviii. Katrina Fumagali- No

xix. Maribel Chaluja – No

xx. Sandra Perez – Yes

xxi. Taylor Prochnow- No

xxii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxiii. William Velez- Yes

xxiv. Yuniel Molina – Yes

xxv. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

20-5-0 (Passes)

b. Elections Board Confirmation – Alessa Torres

Move to vote by acclamation [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson – Yes

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii. Alex Lastra – Yes

iv. Angela Parra – Yes

v. Angeline Gonzalez- Yes

vi. Christina Mellon – Yes

vii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

viii. Daniel Ybanez- Yes

ix. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

x. Edward Proenza- Yes

xi. Erica Lovett- Yes

xii. Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xiii. Haidar Hachem- Yes

xiv. Hector Mujica- Yes

xv. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xvi. Janice Rubio- Yes

xvii. Loren Fraute – Yes

xviii. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xix. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xx. Sandra Perez – Yes

xxi. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxiii. William Velez- Yes

xxiv. Yuniel Molina – Yes

xxv. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

25-0-0 (Passes)

c. Elections Code Revisions

Move to bypass the reading and send via email [Doraiswamy] (Fails)

Move to add “The moderator will be chosen by the Student Elections Board” [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Move to add an “s” after Senator [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Move to remove the last line in regards to impeachment [Molina]

i. Adam Johnson – No

ii. Alejandro Garcia- No

iii. Alex Lastra – No

iv. Altanese Phenelus – No

v. Angela Parra – No

vi. Angeline Gonzalez- No

vii. Christina Mellon – Yes

viii. Cristina Loreto-No

ix. Daniel Ybanez- No

x. Daniela Gonzalez-Yes

xi. Edward Proenza- Yes

xii. Erica Lovett- No

xiii. Ernesto Rubi – No

xiv. Hector Mujica- No

xv. Helena Ramirez – No

xvi. Janice Rubio- Yes

xvii. Loren Fraute – No

xviii. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xix. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xx. Sandra Perez – Yes

xxi. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxiii. William Velez- No

xxiv. Yuniel Molina – Yes

xxv. Muhammad Saleem- No

10-15-0 (Fails)

Move into previous question : Elections Code Revisions

i. Adam Johnson – Yes

ii. Alejandro Garcia- Yes

iii. Alex Lastra – Yes

iv. Altanese Phenelus – Yes

v. Angela Parra – Yes

vi. Angeline Gonzalez- Yes

vii. Christina Mellon – No

viii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

ix. Daniel Ybanez- Yes

x. Daniela Gonzalez-No

xi. Edward Proenza- Yes

xii. Erica Lovett- Yes

xiii. Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xiv. Hector Mujica- Yes

xv. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xvi. Janice Rubio- Yes

xvii. Loren Fraute – Yes

xviii. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xix. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xx. Sandra Perez – Yes

xxi. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxiii. William Velez- Yes

xxiv. Yuniel Molina – Yes

xxv. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

23-2-0 (Passes)

Move to go back into reports [Velez] (Passes)

VI. Senator Pro-Tempore Report

a. Went to both DC and Boston to represent FIU

VII. Comptroller Report

a. Budget hearings on last Wednesday and Friday and deliberating this Friday

VIII. Chief Justice Report

a. No Report

IX. Finance Committee

a. No new business

X. Executive Report

a. The two open seats will not be filled due to close elections

b. March 1 is FIU Take Over Miami Heat Game

c. FIU Civility game on Thursday

d. New table/ counter (Rionda)

e. $1 million increase in next year’s budget (Rionda)

f. Veteran’s Memorial (Rionda)

g. FIU Day on March 3 (Rionda)

h. FSA Day on March 4 (Rionda)

i. UWide voted that GSA would be removed as a standing council (Rionda)

j. Consolidation of Panther Rage into SGA (Rionda)

XI. Senator Reports

a. Met last Friday with Associate Dean and student leaders of the engineering organizations (Velez)

b. MYD next Wednesday, February 24 in CBC 232 (Mujica)

c. Met with Dean Furton (Loreto)

d. Congratulations to Maribel on Miss FIU Overall Director; nominates Alex Lastra for Senator of the Year (Johnson)

e. Working on MYD (Molina)

f. Meeting with Dean on Wednesday (Fumagali)

XII. Committee Reports

a. No meeting last week (IAC)

b. Send reports (SAC)

XIII. Adjournment at 6:03pm

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