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Council Bill SR 1044: To add the Senate Emoluments Provisions to the SGC-MMC Statutes


Agenda Item: Emoluments Council Bill of SGC-MMC                                                        Date: 9/13/2010

Sponsors: Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator; Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator;

To add the Senate Emoluments Provisions to the SGC-MMC Statutes

SECTION I. Short Title

This bill may be cited as the “Senate Emolument Establishment Act of 2010”

SECTION II. Purpose

The purpose of this bill is to amend the statutes in order to give the Senate confirmatory powers over the emolument designation process for members of the SGC-MMC Council, as well as establish a minimum emolument amount for the members of the Senate.

SECTION III. Adding Section 3.08 Senate Emoluments to Article II

Article III. Legislative Branch

Section 3.08 Senate Emoluments

(a)        All Senators shall be entitled to compensation in adherence to the provisions put forth by the FIU SGA Constitution, Article XV.

(b)        The emoluments for officers of the Senate shall be as follows:

(i)         Speaker of the Senate

1)         SGC-MMC Speaker of the Senate shall receive annually an amount up to thirty-two percent (32%), but no less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the SGC-MMC President’s salary.

(ii)        Speaker Pro-Tempore

1)         SGC-MMC Speaker Pro-Tempore shall receive annually an amount up to twenty-five percent (25%), but no less than ten percent (10%) of the SGC-MMC President’s salary.

(iii)       Committee Chairs

1)         SGC-MMC Chairs of Senate Standing Committees shall receive annually an amount up to twenty percent (20%), but no less than eight percent (8%) of the SGC-MMC President’s salary.

(iv)       Senators

1)         SGC-MMC Senators, excluding the Speaker, Speaker Pro-Tempore and Committee Chairs, shall receive annually an amount up to fifteen percent (15%), but no less than seven percent (7%) of the SGC-MMC President’s salary.

(c)        International Students under particular working conditions shall be exempt from this clause on a case by case basis.

(d)      At the inception of the University Wide Budget Committee process, the Senate shall review the proposed emolument amounts for all branches of the Student Government Association (Legislative, Judiciary and Executive).

(i)         The Senate may make emolument recommendations at this point of the budget process.

1)         All recommendations must be approved by a two-thirds (2/3rd) majority of the Senate.

Proviso: All stipulations put forth by this council bill will be effective upon the new budget for the Fall 2011- Spring 2012 academic school year.

In favor: 17; Opposed: 2; Abstentions:; Status: Signed.

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