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Council Bill SR 1051: The FIU Student Government Association Transparency Act of 2010


Agenda Item: Amendment to the Student Government Statutes Date: September 27, 2010

Committee: of the Whole

Sponsors: Chris Cabral, Arts and Sciences Senator, Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator, Hector Mujica, Business Senator, Carlos Rodriguez, Housing Senator, Donovan Dawson, Arts and Sciences Senator, Macarena Jimenez, Lower Division Senator, Jesus Barrero, Arts and Sciences Senator, Erika Edwards, Graduate Senator

The FIU Student Government Association Transparency Act of 2010

SECTION I. Short Title

This bill may be cited as the  SGA Transparency Act of 2010.

SECTION II. Purpose

The purpose of this bill is to give all students the opportunity to be informed of all that goes on in their Student Government. Furthermore, this bill will provide a record of the major occurrences at Student Government meetings, ensuring that all participants are accurately quoted by the media and their fellow members of Student Government. Including language mandating that this rule go into effect in February 2011 will allow Student Government to lay all the groundwork needed to ensure this requirement can be fulfilled.

SECTION III. Inserting a meeting taping requirement into Article I of the SGC-MMC statutes.

Section 1.04 Recording all meetings

(a) Beginning in February 2011, all Senate, Cabinet and full council meetings of the Student Government Council at Modesto Maidique Campus shall be video and/or audio recorded, with all recordings posted online on an FIU affiliated website.

 

In favor: 21; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 0; Status: : Passed.

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