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Senate Meeting Minutes: March 29, 2010

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

MEETING MINUTES

March 29, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 4:19pm

a. A moment of silence for Kendall Berry

II. Roll Call

a. Adam Johnson

b. Alejandro Garcia (Absent)

c. Alex Alonso (Excused)

d. Alex Lastra

e. Altanese Phenelus

f. Angela Parra (Absent

g. Angeline Gonzalez (Absent)

h. Christina Mellon

i. Cristina Loreto

j. Daniel Ybanez

k. Daniela Gonzalez (Absent)

l. Dillon Arango (Excused)

m. Edward Proenza

n. Erica Lovett

o. Ernesto Rubi

p. Haidar Hachem

q. Hector Mujica

r. Helena Ramirez

s. Janice Rubio (Excused Tardy)

t. Katrina Fumagali (Excused Tardy)

u. Loren Fraute

v. Maribel Chaluja

w. Muhammad Saleem (Absent)

x. Sandra Perez (Absent)

y. Taylor Prochnow (Absent)

z. Vignesh Doraiswamy

aa. William Jose Velez

bb. Robert Yengibaryan

III. Approval of Minutes

Move to approve March 22 meeting minutes [Hachem] (Passes)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. Just came from Kendall Berry’s memorial service

b. Today is William’s birthday

c. Today was the Education Meet Your Dean and the Arts & Architecture Meet Your Dean

V. Comptroller Report

a. Health Fee Open forum next Wednesday

VI. Chief Justice Report

a. No Report

VII. Finance Committee Report

a. Might have extra money that was never picked up

VIII. Senator Reports

a. Town Hall meeting this Wednesday; Cram Jam on April 19 (Velez)

b. Finishing surveys; MYD was today à no as many people but good responses (Lovett)

c. 3 student teams vs professors for Jeopardy; joint survey; added one more student to the Sweetwater internship (Doraiswamy)

d. RHA applications due on April 2 (Proenza)

e. April 9 will be announcing the new SGA representative; elections are next week; installation of tv has started (Rubi)

f. MYD was todayà went well; working on survey (Fumagali)

IX. Committee Reports

a. No Report (ORC)

b. No Report (IAC)

c. No Report (SAC)

d. No Report (RLJC)

X. Old Business

a. To Reform the Structure of the Governing Councils of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Move to postpone until next week [Velez] (Passes)

b. Clinical Volunteer Program Appropriation

Move to postpone until next week [Phenelus] (Passes)

c. In Support of GSA as a Governing Council

Move to retract resolution [Mujica] (Passes)

XI. New Business

a. In Commemoration of Kendall Berry

Move to add an “a” in between was and 22 year old in paragraph 2 [Mujica] (Passes)

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

Move to vote by acclamation [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson –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. Haidar Hachem – Yes

xi. Hector Mujica- Yes

xii. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xiii. Janice Rubio- Yes

xiv. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv. Loren Fraute – Yes

xvi. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xviii. William Velez- Yes

Passes 18-0-0 (Passes)

Move to add “In Support of the Restructuring of GSA” under New Business [Velez] (Passes)

b. In Support of the Restructuring of GSA

Move to add a “t” before graduate school in paragraph 4 [Phenelus] (Passes)

Move to remove Law & Medical senators from board in paragraph 4 [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson –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. Haidar Hachem – Yes

xi. Hector Mujica- Yes

xii. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xiii. Janice Rubio- Yes

xiv. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv. Loren Fraute – Yes

xvi. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xviii. William Velez- Yes

Passes 18-0-0 (Passes)

XII. Adjournment at 4:53pm

2010 SGA Election Debates

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SGA Elections update

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Hello all!

Remember that voting will take place tomorrow and Tuesday from 9am to 7pm through Votenet.com. You will need your FIU username and Panther ID to login.

You can vote from your own computer or at one of the polling stations we will have set up in the GC computer lab, in GL and in the West Wing lounge in University Park Towers.

If you liked the limited edition FIU Pride Shirts but couldn’t get one during FIU Pride Day…we have more! The first 1000 people to vote in one of the voting stations will get the limited edition shirt.

Also, Candidate Debates have been rescheduled for tomorrow Monday at 11am in GC 243. Come to see what your future SGA representatives have to say. There will be free pizza on a first come first serve basis!!

Voice your opinion by voting Monday and Tuesday!!

– For more information about the candidates and their platforms:
http://www.fiu.edu/~sga/Elections_platforms.html

– To vote go to one of these links
https://eballot.votenet.com/FloridaInternational/login.cfm

http://fiu.edu/~sga/

In Panther Pride,
Elections Board 2010

Senate Meeting Minutes: March 22, 2010

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

MEETING MINUTES

March 22, 2010

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

II. Roll Call

a. Adam Johnson (Tardy)

b. Alejandro Garcia

c. Alex Alonso (Tardy)

d. Alex Lastra (Excused)

e. Altanese Phenelus

f. Angela Parra

g. Angeline Gonzalez (Excused Tardy)

h. Christina Mellon

i. Cristina Loreto (Excused Tardy)

j. Daniel Ybanez

k. Daniela Gonzalez

l. Dillon Arango (Absent)

m. Edward Proenza

n. Erica Lovett (Tardy)

o. Ernesto Rubi (Absent)

p. Haidar Hachem

q. Hector Mujica

r. Helena Ramirez

s. Janice Rubio

t. Katrina Fumagali

u. Loren Fraute (Tardy)

v. Maribel Chaluja

w. Muhammad Saleem

x. Sandra Perez (Absent)

y. Taylor Prochnow (Excused Tardy)

z. Vignesh Doraiswamy

aa. William Jose Velez

bb. Robert Yengibaryan

cc. Mykaelle Figueiredo

III. Approval of Minutes

Move to approve March 8 meeting minutes [Chaluja] (Passes)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. Good luck on campaigning

b. ECS Town Hall on 3/31; Cram Jam for ECS on April 19 or 20;

c. UWide on Wednesday in the Conference room @ 4pm à teleconference

d. March 29 is the Education MYD & Arts & Architecture MYD

e. April 6 at 3:30pm is the Honors College jeopardy

V. Senator Pro-Tempore Report

a. No Report

VI. Comptroller Report

a. No Report

VII. Chief Justice Report

a. No Report

VIII. Finance Committee Report

a. 2 appropriations

Motion to add the Clinical Volunteer Program Appropriation and the Students Attending MANRR Conference Appropriation under New Business [Johnson] (Passes)

IX. Executive Report

a. Rionda in DC à lobbying

b. FIU Pride Day was a great success

c. Ordering 1000 shirts for elections

d. $20,500 for scholarships from the First Generation Scholarship reception

X. Senator Reports

a. MYD and trying to extend academic advising hours (Phenelus)

b. Working on 2nd sets of surveys; MYD was successful; working on having study rooms open in CBC (Mujica)

c. Town Hall & Cram Jam; met with Dean every month & student leaders (Velez)

d. MYD on 3/29 from 12-1:30pm in the Ziff building (Lovett)

e. Sweetwater initiative; surveys completed; annual jeopardy (Doraiswamy)

f. RHA Town Hall meetings every month; surveys; working with housing administration (Proenza)

g. Dean is now Interim VP; trying to coordinate with new dean (Garcia)

h. Didn’t meet too often with Grad Dean; left to another school; sent surveys; what is happening to GSA (Fraute)

i. Attended Town Hall meeting (Saleem)

j. Trying to meet with Dean; working in the Textbook Affordability Committee (Alonso)

k. Questions forum à30-40 people; meeting with countless administrators (Ramirez)

l. Over 3 surveys in the past semester; met various times with Associate Dean and flow chart for advising; MYD in early April (D. Gonzalez)

m. Online survey in the fall; passing surveys on Monday at MYD (Fumagali)

XI. Committee Reports

a. No Report; submitted reports to Speaker & auditing (ORC)

b. Submitted reports; filed grievances (IAC)

c. Work on accountability with organizations (SAC)

d. Reviewing Senate Rules of Procedure (RLJC)

XII. New Business

a. To Reform the Structure of the Governing Councils of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Move to postpone until next week [Velez] (Passes)

b. To Amend the Elections Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Move to strike one year and replace with 2 semesters in section 7.13 [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Move to strike Section 7.05; subsection K [Fraute] (Passes)

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

i. Adam Johnson –Yes

ii. Alejandro Garcia – Yes

iii. Altanese Phenelus-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. Hector Mujica- Yes

xii. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xiii. Janice Rubio- Yes

xiv. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv. Loren Fraute – Yes

xvi. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvii. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xviii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xix. William Velez- Yes

xx. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 20-0-0 (Passes)

c. Clinical Volunteer Program Appropriation

Move to postpone appropriation [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

d. Students Attending the MANRR Conference

i. Adam Johnson –Yes

ii. Alejandro Garcia – Yes

iii. Altanese Phenelus-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. Hector Mujica- Yes

xiii. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xiv. Janice Rubio- Yes

xv. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xvi. Loren Fraute – Yes

xvii. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xviii. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xix. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xx. William Velez- Yes

xxi. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 21-0-0 (Passes)

Motion to add In Support of GSA as a Governing Council under New Business [Saleem] (Passes)

e. In Support of GSA as a Governing Council

Move to spell graduate correctly [Ramirez] (Passes)

Move to spell server to serve [Velez] (Passes)

Move to table [Johnson] (Passes)

XIII. Announcements

a. Textbook Affordability Committee à looking for a publisher to have textbooks edited online (Prochnow)

b. Transition of electronic books and rental books; creating websites to fnd textbooks (Alonso)

XIV. Adjournment at 5:51pm

Senate Meeting Minutes: March 8, 2010

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

MEETING MINUTES

March 8, 2010

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

II. Roll Call

a. Adam Johnson (Tardy)

b. Alejandro Garcia

c. Alex Alonso (Excused)

d. Alex Lastra (Excused Tardy)

e. Altanese Phenelus (Tardy)

f. Angela Parra

g. Angeline Gonzalez

h. Christina Mellon

i. Cristina Loreto

j. Daniel Ybanez- (Excused)

k. Daniela Gonzalez

l. Dillon Arango

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 (Excused Tardy)

w. Muhammad Saleem

x. Sandra Perez

y. Taylor Prochnow (Excused Tardy)

z. Vignesh Doraiswamy (Excused Tardy)

aa. William Jose Velez

bb. Robert Yengibaryan

cc. Mykaelle Figueiredo

dd. Luis Robayo

III. Approval of Minutes

Move to approve March 1 meeting minutes [Hachem] (Passes)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. Surveys & binders

b. FIU Takeover the Miami Heat game on Sunday

V. Senator Pro-Tempore Report

a. No Report

VI. Comptroller Report

a. First hearing for the Health fee; one in BBC and one in MMC

b. Has the budget allocations

VII. Chief Justice Report

a. Couple of grievances filed

b. Constitutional changes

VIII. Executive Report

a. FIU Pride Day on March 10

b. Scholarship reception on Thursday; 20 spots open for students

Motion to move into Old Business [Velez] (Passes)

IX. Old Business

a. In Support of the Continuation of Contract for the Research Assistants

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

Move to vote by acclamation [Hachem] (Passes)

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 – Yes

viii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

ix. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

x. Dillon Arnago – Yes

xi. Edward Proenza- Yes

xii. Erica Lovett- Yes

xiii. Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xiv. Haidar Hachem – Yes

xv. Hector Mujica- Yes

xvi. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xvii. Janice Rubio- Yes

xviii. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xix. Loren Fraute – Yes

xx. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xxi. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxiii. William Velez- Yes

xxiv. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 24-0-0 (Passes)

X. New Business

a. In Support of the Student Green Energy Fund

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

i. Adam Johnson –Yes

ii. Alejandro Garcia – No

iii. Alex Lastra – Yes

iv. Altanese Phenelus-Yes

v. Angela Parra- No

vi. Angeline Gonzalez – Yes

vii. Christina Mellon – Yes

viii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

ix. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

x. Dillon Arnago – No

xi. Edward Proenza- No

xii. Erica Lovett- No

xiii. Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xiv. Hector Mujica- Yes

xv. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xvi. Janice Rubio- Yes

xvii. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xviii. Loren Fraute – Yes

xix. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xx. Sandra Perez- Yes

xxi. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxiii. William Velez- Yes

xxiv. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 19-5-0 (Passes)

b. In Support of the Florida Caribbean Students Association Conference Appropriation

Motion to hear it since it was not sent to the RLJC [Mujica] (Passes)

Denied because it is considered Double Dipping since they are funded by CSO

c. Proposing an Amendment to the Student Government Association Constitution relative to implementing a new Constitution for the Student Body

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

Motion to vote by acclamation [Mujica] (Passes)

i. Adam Johnson –Yes

ii. Alejandro Garcia – Yes

iii. Altanese Phenelus-Yes

iv. Angela Parra- Yes

v. Angeline Gonzalez – Yes

vi. Christina Mellon – Yes

vii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

viii. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

ix. Dillon Arnago – Yes

x. Edward Proenza- Yes

xi. Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xii. Hector Mujica- Yes

xiii. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xiv. Janice Rubio- Yes

xv. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xvi. Loren Fraute – Yes

xvii. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xviii. Sandra Perez- Yes

xix. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xx. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxi. William Velez- Yes

xxii. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 22-0-0 (Passes)

d. FIU Law Appropriation

Move to change the template, change the semicolons to commas and to bring up the last paragraph [Mujica] (Passes)

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

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 – Yes

viii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

ix. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

x. Dillon Arnago – Yes

xi. Edward Proenza- Yes

xii. Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xiii. Hector Mujica- No

xiv. Helena Ramirez – No

xv. Janice Rubio- Yes

xvi. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xvii. Loren Fraute – Yes

xviii. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xix. Sandra Perez- Yes

xx. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxi. Vignesh Doraiswamy – No

xxii. William Velez- Yes

Passes 19-3-0 (Passes)

e. Medical School Council Appropriation

Move to have 2/3 votes to hear it since it was not sent to the RLJC [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

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 – Yes

viii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

ix. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

x. Dillon Arnago – Yes

xi. Edward Proenza- Yes

xii. Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xiii. Hector Mujica- Yes

xiv. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xv. Janice Rubio- Yes

xvi. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xvii. Loren Fraute – Yes

xviii. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xix. Sandra Perez- Yes

xx. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxi. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxii. William Velez- Yes

Passes 22-0-0 (Passes)

Move to add Panther Rage as item f under New Business [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

f. Panther Rage

Move to bypass the second reading [Phenelus] (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. Angela Parra- Yes

vi. Angeline Gonzalez – Yes

vii. Christina Mellon – Yes

viii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

ix. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

x. Dillon Arnago – Yes

xi. Edward Proenza- Yes

xii. Ernesto Rubi – Yes

xiii. Hector Mujica- Yes

xiv. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xv. Janice Rubio- Yes

xvi. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xvii. Loren Fraute – Yes

xviii. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xix. Sandra Perez- Yes

xx. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xxi. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xxii. William Velez- Yes

Passes 22-0-0 (Passes)

Move to bypass all reports and go back into Executive Report

Rionda – Budget

XI. Adjournment at 6:01pm

Badger v. Student Democracy Act 2010: Decision

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March 3, 2010
DECISION LETTER

I. Based on Article VI of the Constitution the Judiciary shall interpret any provision of the constitution and governing council’s constitutions and/or any law upon written.
II. On February 19th 2010 a grievance was submitted to the Judiciary questioning the constitutionality of a provision of the Student Democracy Act of 2010 section 7.14, subsection (a), Part (xvi).
“Having been impeached previously from Student Government Office.”
III. Opinion of the Court: In a 3-1 decision the court has ruled the Student Democracy Act Of 2010 section 7.15 subsection (a), part (xvi) unconstitutional. The court based its decision on the writing of the legislation in its current form. This legislation, as written, removes the notion of due process for any individual impeached from running in Student Government Elections. The primary problem was that the current language is directed towards the impeachment process, and not the removal of a member which is the legislation’s intent not its language. It is possible for someone in SGA to be impeached but that does not ensure conviction or removal of a member (as removal is a specific power granted only to the Judiciary). The current legislation would ban the impeached member from participating in SGA elections (as under the Student Democracy Act of 2010 would be a disqualifiable offense). Under the current writing of the law, a Senator can be impeached, successfully defend themselves and still be banned from participating in elections which would be a violation of that student’s right to due process. The court cannot judge on the intent of the law when the actual writing of the law can be easily misinterpreted.
VI. THEREFORE: Provision Section 7.14, subsection (a), Part (xvi) is ruled unconstitutional and must be removed from the Student Democracy Act of 2010. The Senate has the opportunity to make the necessary changes to the law for it to pass constitutional muster if it more specifically spells out its intent in the language of the legislation.

Senate Meeting Minutes: March 1, 2010

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

MEETING MINUTES

March 1, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 4:03pm

II. Roll Call

a. Adam Johnson

b. Alejandro Garcia (Excused)

c. Alex Alonso (Tardy)

d. Alex Lastra

e. Altanese Phenelus

f. Angela Parra (Excused)

g. Angeline Gonzalez (Excused)

h. Christina Mellon (Tardy)

i. Cristina Loreto

j. Daniel Ybanez- (Absent)

k. Daniela Gonzalez

l. Dillon Arango

m. Edward Proenza

n. Erica Lovett

o. Ernesto Rubi (Absent)

p. Haidar Hachem

q. Hector Mujica

r. Helena Ramirez

s. Janice Rubio

t. Katrina Fumagali

u. Loren Fraute (Tardy)

v. Maribel Chaluja

w. Muhammad Saleem

x. Sandra Perez (Absent)

y. Taylor Prochnow

z. Yuniel Molina

aa. Vignesh Doraiswamy

bb. William Jose Velez

cc. Robert Yengibaryan

dd. Mykaelle Figueiredo

ee. Luis Robayo

III. Approval of Minutes

Move to approve 2/15 and 2/22 meeting minutes [Chaluja] (Passes)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. Green Fee Presentation – Jessica Okaty

i. Lowering the cost of electricity

b. March 10 is the Majors Cut forum

V. Senator Pro-Tempore Report

a. Going to FIU Day

VI. Chief Justice Report

a. First Judiciary hearing last week

b. IAC sent a lot of grievances

VII. Finance Committee Report

a. No meeting last week

b. Meetings are on Wednesday’s at 5:30pm in the SGA Conference room

VIII. Executive Report

a. Email for Rally in Tally; 6 spots left

b. FIU Pride Day on March 10; wear FIU gear; pep rally at 12pm and shirt swap at 1pm in the GC Pit

IX. Senator Reports

a. Working on survey reports; working on extending advising hours (Phenelus)

b. MYD was a big success; 76 people (Mujica)

c. Meeting this week with CSO president and reaching out to SPC (Velez)

d. Coordination with MYD has been difficult (Doraiswamy)

e. Town hall on Wednesday at 8 pm (Proenza)

f. MYD maybe in two weeks (Mellon)

g. Dealing with the GSA rumors (Fraute)

h. Major Cut forum on March 10 from 12-2pm (Ramirez)

i. MYD on March 29 (Fumagali)

j. Voted in on the Honors Council; wrote the Constitution for the Medical School (Arango)

X. Committee Reports

a. Auditing/ working with Finance chair (ORC)

b. Grievances have been filed; approach us if you have questions (IAC)

c. Needs surveys; send template if you don’t have your results (SAC)

d. Have the Senate Rules of Procedure (RLJC)

XI. Old Business

a. George LeMieux’s Proposal to Amend the U.S. Constitution

i. Alex Alonso -Yes

ii. Alex Lastra – Yes

iii. Altanese Phenelus-Yes

iv. Christina Mellon – Yes

v. Cristina Loreto-Yes

vi. Daniela Gonzalez- No

vii. Dillon Arnago – Yes

viii. Edward Proenza- Yes

ix. Erica Lovett- Yes

x. Haidar Hachem – Yes

xi. Hector Mujica- Yes

xii. Helena Ramirez – No

xiii. Janice Rubio- Yes

xiv. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv. Loren Fraute – No

xvi. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvii. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xviii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – No

xix. William Velez- Yes

xx. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 16-4-0 (Passes)

XII. New Business

a. Elections Board Confirmation – David Trujillo

Move to vote by acclamation [Hachem] (Passes)

i. Alex Alonso -Yes

ii. Alex Lastra – Yes

iii. Altanese Phenelus-Yes

iv. Christina Mellon – Yes

v. Cristina Loreto-Yes

vi. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

vii. Dillon Arnago – Yes

viii. Edward Proenza- Yes

ix. Erica Lovett- Yes

x. Haidar Hachem – Yes

xi. Hector Mujica- Yes

xii. Helena Ramirez – Yes

xiii. Janice Rubio- Yes

xiv. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xv. Loren Fraute – Yes

xvi. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xvii. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xviii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xix. William Velez- Yes

xx. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 20-0-0 (Passes)

Motion to temporarily suspend order of agenda and allow President Rionda to speak about GSA [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

Rionda – From 2 Graduate senators to 4; GSA will not be dissolved; it will be moved into SGA

b. In Support of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009

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

Motion to change the periods to semi colons [D. Gonzalez] (Passes)

Motion to vote by acclamation [Loreto] (Passes)

i. Alex Lastra – Yes

ii. Altanese Phenelus-Yes

iii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

iv. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

v. Dillon Arnago – Yes

vi. Edward Proenza- Yes

vii. Hector Mujica- Yes

viii. Helena Ramirez – Yes

ix. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

x. Loren Fraute – Yes

xi. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xii. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xiii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xiv. William Velez- Yes

xv. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 15-0-0 (Passes)

c. In Commemoration of Jeffrey Knapp

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

Motion to vote by acclamation [Loreto] (Passes)

i. Alex Lastra – Yes

ii. Altanese Phenelus-Yes

iii. Cristina Loreto-Yes

iv. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

v. Dillon Arnago – Yes

vi. Edward Proenza- Yes

vii. Hector Mujica- Yes

viii. Helena Ramirez – Yes

ix. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

x. Loren Fraute – Yes

xi. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xii. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xiii. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xiv. William Velez- Yes

xv. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 15-0-0 (Passes)

Motion to add the FIU Rugby Club Appropriation under New Business [Rubio] (Passes)

Motion to change E & D on the agenda [Phenelus] (Passes)

d. To Establish the Senate Rules of Procedure

Move to change under Section 1.01à subsection B sub sub section i and strike it out [D. Gonzalez] (Passes)

Move to add under Section 1.01 à sub section g sub sub section i “in case of” [Phenelus] (Passes)

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

Motion to change “quorom” in Section 3.01 to “quorum” [Loreto] (Passes]

Motion to vote by acclamation [Doraiswamy] (Passes)

i. Alex Lastra – Yes

ii. Altanese Phenelus-Yes

iii. Christina Mellon – Yes

iv. Cristina Loreto-Yes

v. Daniela Gonzalez- Yes

vi. Dillon Arnago – Yes

vii. Edward Proenza- Yes

viii. Hector Mujica- Yes

ix. Helena Ramirez – Yes

x. Janice Rubio- Yes

xi. Katrina Fumagali- Yes

xii. Loren Fraute – Yes

xiii. Maribel Chaluja – Yes

xiv. Taylor Prochnow- Yes

xv. Vignesh Doraiswamy – Yes

xvi. William Velez- Yes

xvii. Muhammad Saleem- Yes

Passes 17-0-0 (Passes)

e. FIU Rugby Club Appropriation

Denied because it is funded by Recreation Services

Move to postpone “In Support of the Continuation of Contract for the Reasearch Assistants [Velez] (Passes)

XIII. Announcements

a. Rental book program question for surveys [Prochnow]

b. Work schedule changing [Yengibaryan]

c. Alpha Phi Alpha Miss Black and Gold pageant tomorrow [Phenelus]

d. Dream Girl on Wednesday [Fraute]

XIV. Adjournment at 6:03pm