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Senator Odette Barrientos Midterm Fall 2010 Report

October 31, 2010 Leave a comment

As mandated by the SGC-MMC Statutes Article IV Section 4.02 Reports, find Senator for College of Architecture and The Arts Odette Barrientos’ Midterm 2010 Report.

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Senate Meeting Agenda: November 1, 2010

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Florida International University • Student Government Association • Modesto A. Maidique Campus
MEETING AGENDA
November 1, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Approval of Minutes
V. Speaker Report
VI. Speaker Pro Tempore Report
VII. Comptroller Report
VIII. Executive Report

IX. Committee Reports

X. Senator Reports
XI. Old Business

a. Trial on Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco

b. SR 1059 – In Opposition of the Removal of the Summer Requirement Waiver

c. SR 1060 – In Support of the “Dream Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future”

d. SR 1061 – Operational Review Committee Adjustment Act of 2010

XII. New Business

XIII. Announcements
XIV. Adjournment

 

Student Advocacy Committee Meeting Minutes: October 28, 2010

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Florida International University • Student Government Association • Modesto A. Maidique Campus
STUDENT ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
MEETING MINUTES
October 28, 2010

I. Welcome and Call to Order at 3:49 P.M.

II. Roll Call

a. Amanda Jimenez- Present

b. Carlos Rodriguez- Present

c. Janet Reyes- Present

d. Odette Barrientos- Excused

e. Samir Patel- Present

f. Patrick O’Keefe- Present

III. General Discussion

a. Governing Councils

1. Still need to pass SPC, RHA, BSU, and HC Constitutions.
2. Janet is now in charge of HC Governing Council.

b. Senate Requirements

1. Reports are due by 11:59 P.M. October 31st
2. Meeting with the Deans once a month must be in the report

c. Senator Initiatives

1. Improving RHA Resources to clear up and improve RHA funding- Carlos
2. Clean and Safe Campus is going well. Macarena and Patrick are meeting with facilities soon to go over the pond issue by the new SIPA building.
3. Improving Academic Credibility at the Engineering Center: Janet has heard complaints of widespread cheating in the Engineering Center and is working with the Dean to improve the situation.
4. Samir is working on banners for housing with the rules for student conduct.

d. Student Concerns

GLBT Advocacy Coalition- Passing resolution to add “sexual identity” to the Student Code of Conduct

FIU Stadium Concerns- We responded to the student that made the concern. FIU Stadium Manager replied and the stadium is only required to have 9 water fountains, while it actually has 12.

Tax Free Day- Amanda will talk to the book store manager and look into this possibility.

FL State Tuition for Veterans- Talking to the Veterans Coordinator about passing a resolution similar to the one passed at USF.

IV. New Business

A.  GLBT Advocacy Coalition Resolution

1. Amanda Jimenez- Yes
2. Carlos Rodriguez- Yes
3. Janet Reyes- Yes
4. Samir Patel- Yes
Yes- 4 No- 0 Abstain- 0

V. Meeting Adjourned at 4:35 P.M.

Finance Commitee Meeting Minutes: October 25, 2010

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Florida International University • Student Government Association • Modesto A. Maidique Campus
FINANCE COMMITTEE
MEETING MINUTES

October 25, 2010

 

I. Attendance

– Cristina Loreto

– Janice Rubio

– Macarena Jimenez  (Excused Absence)

– Daniel Gonzalez

– Kevin Gonzalez  (Excused Absence)

– Alex Barrios

– Maria- Rosa Blanco (Unexcused Absence)

 

II. Business

– Quorum was not reached

* Law School Digital Signage tabled to next meeting

 

– Next meeting will be on Monday 11/01/10 at 8pm

 

 

 

Senate Meeting Minutes: October 25, 2010

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

 

MEETING MINUTES

October 25, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 4:00pm

II. Roll Call

a. Adam Do Amaral

b. Alexander Barrio

c. Amanda Jimenez

d. Carlos Rodriguez

e. Chris Cabral

f. Christina Marinos

g. Cristina Loreto

h. Daniel Gonzalez

i. Daniela Gonzalez  (Tardy)

j. Dillon Arango (Absent)

k. Donovan Dawson

l. Erika Edwards

m. Hector Mujica

n. Janice Rubio (Excused)

o. Jesus Borrero

p. Joanne Myler

q. Kevin Gonzalez

r. Macarena Jimenez (Excused)

s. Moses Aluicio

t. Patrick O’Keefe

u. Ranshan Gomez

v. William-Jose Velez

w. TJ Liguori

x. Rachel Emas

y. Mohammed Aman

z. Odette Barrientos

aa. Samir Patel

bb. Nicola Petival (Tardy)

cc. Matthew Mockridge

dd. Janet Reyes (Excused)

ee. Nicholas Autiello

ff. Helena Ramirez

gg. Alina Gonzalez

hh. Octavio Mella

III. Approval of Minutes

Move to approve October 18 meeting minutes [O’Keefe] (Passes)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. Did not attend the AIPAC conference

b. Senate reports due by October 31, 2010 went to Intern  Retreat

c. New SGA website

d. Dean resigned today

e. Submitted midterm report

f. Contacted by William from USF

V. Senator Pro-Tempore Report

a. Went to Intern Retreat

b. Welcome interns

c. UWIDE this Wednesday at 8pm in the Conference room

d. Reaching out to other senates from different schools

VI. Comptroller Report

A. Reviewing September’s GC report

VII. Finance Committee Report

a. Meeting tonight at 8pm

b. Reviewing Finance Code

VIII. Chief Justice Report

a. Receiving emails about decisions

IX. Executive Report

a. Athletics FAU game this Saturday

b. Tickets available at the stadium

c. New Student Lobbying Coordinator

Move to bypass Senate and Committee reports and move into Old Business [Aluicio] (Passes)

X. Old Business

a. SR 1057 – To Reform  the Auditing Process for SGC-MMC

i. Adam Do Amaral – Yes

ii. Alexander Barrio – Yes

iii. Amanda Jimenez – Yes

iv. Carlos Rodriguez – Yes

v. Chris Cabral – Yes

vi. Christina Marinos – Yes

vii. Cristina Loreto – Yes

viii. Daniel Gonzalez – Yes

ix. Daniela Gonzalez – Yes

x. Donovan Dawson – Yes

xi. Erika Edwards – Yes

xii. Hector Mujica – Yes

xiii. Jesus Borrero – Yes

xiv. Joanne Myler – Yes

xv. Kevin Gonzalez – Yes

xvi. Matthew Mockridge – Yes

xvii. Mohammed Aman – Yes

xviii. Moses Aluicio – Yes

xix. Odette Barrientos – Yes

xx. Patrick O’Keefe – Yes

xxi. Rachel Emas – Yes

xxii. Ranshan Gomez – Yes

xxiii. Samir Patel – Yes

xxiv. TJ Liguori – Yes

xxv. William Jose Velez – Yes

25*0*0 (Passes)

XI. New Business

a. Trial of Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco

Move to have 5 minutes to review the evidence being submitted [Daniel Gonzalez] (Passes)

Move to extend the meeting 15 minutes [Aluicio] (Passes)

Move to end debate [Aluicio] (Passes)

Guilty or Not Guilty

i. Adam Do Amaral – Guilty

ii. Alexander Barrio – Guilty

iii. Amanda Jimenez – Guilty

iv. Carlos Rodriguez – Guilty

v. Chris Cabral – Guilty

vi. Cristina Loreto – Guilty

vii. Daniel Gonzalez – Guilty

viii. Donovan Dawson – Guilty

ix. Erika Edwards – Guilty

x. Hector Mujica – Guilty

xi. Jesus Borrero – Guilty

xii. Joanne Myler – Guilty

xiii. Kevin Gonzalez – Guilty

xiv. Matthew Mockridge – Guilty

xv. Mohammed Aman – Guilty

xvi. Moses Aluicio – Guilty

xvii. Nicola Petival – Guilty

xviii. Odette Barrientos – Guilty

xix. Patrick O’Keefe – Guilty

xx. Rachel Emas – Guilty

xxi. Ranshan Gomez – Guilty

xxii. Samir Patel – Guilty

xxiii. TJ Liguori – Guilty

xxiv. William Jose Velez – Guilty

24*0*0 (Passes)

Move to extend the meeting for 15 more minutes [Cabral] (Passes)

Removal

i. Adam Do Amaral – No

ii. Alexander Barrio – Yes

iii. Amanda Jimenez – No

iv. Carlos Rodriguez – Yes

v. Chris Cabral – Yes

vi. Cristina Loreto – No

vii. Daniel Gonzalez – Yes

viii. Donovan Dawson – Yes

ix. Erika Edwards – Yes

x. Hector Mujica – Yes

xi. Jesus Borrero – Yes

xii. Joanne Myler – No

xiii. Kevin Gonzalez – No

xiv. Matthew Mockridge – No

xv. Mohammed Aman – Yes

xvi. Moses Aluicio – Yes

xvii. Nicola Petival – No

xviii. Odette Barrientos – No

xix. Patrick O’Keefe – No

xx. Rachel Emas – Yes

xxi. Ranshan Gomez – Yes

xxii. Samir Patel – Yes

xxiii. TJ Liguori – No

xxiv. William Jose Velez – Yes

14*10*0 (Fails)

Move to table the rest of the items on the agenda [Emas]  (Passes)

XII. Adjournment at 6:30pm

 

Meeting continued on November 1, 2010

XIII. Call to Order at 4:00pm

XIV. Trial of  Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco à SR 1062

Move to add in paragraph 3 Council of Modesto A. Maidique [Emas] (Passes)

Move to change in paragraph 4 from found unanimously to unanimously found [Barrio] (Passes)

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

Move to have unanimous consent to vote by acclamation [O’Keefe] (Passes)

i. Adam Do Amaral – Yes

ii. Alexander Barrio – Yes

iii. Amanda Jimenez – Yes

iv. Carlos Rodriguez – Yes

v. Chris Cabral – Yes

vi. Cristina Loreto – No

vii. Erika Edwards – Yes

viii. Hector Mujica – No

ix. Jesus Borrero – Yes

x. Joanne Myler – Yes

xi. Kevin Gonzalez – Yes

xii. Mohammed Aman – Yes

xiii. Moses Aluicio – Yes

xiv. Patrick O’Keefe – Yes

xv. Rachel Emas – Yes

xvi. Ranshan Gomez – Yes

xvii. Samir Patel – Yes

xviii. TJ Liguori – Yes

xix. William Jose Velez – Yes

17*2*0 (Passes)

XV. Adjournment at 4:16pm


Graduate Student Funding Committee Meeting Minutes: October 25, 2010

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

GRADUATE STUDENT FUNDING COMMITTEE

MEETING MINUTES

October 25, 2010

 

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 3:16 pm

II. Roll Call

a. Dillon Arango ABSENT

b. Alexander Barrio PRESENT

c. Erika Edwards PRESENT

d. Rachel Emas PRESENT

e. T.J Liguori PRESENT

f. Aman Muqeet PRESENT

III. Old Business

IV. New Business

a. Separate funding applications for research supplies vs. research travel

b. Funding applications

i.      Approved- 8

ii.      Denied- 1

iii.      Referred back- 0

V. Announcements

VI. Adjournment at 4:03 pm

Rules, Legislation and Judiciary Committee Meeting Minutes: October 25, 2010

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

RULES, LEGISLATION, & JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

MEETING MINUTES

October 25, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 1:34 pm

II. Roll Call

a. Adam do Amaral- PRESENT

b. Jesus Borrero- PRESENT

c. Rachel Emas- PRESENT

d. Ranshan Gomez- ABSENT

e. Hector Mujica- PRESENT

f. William-Jose Velez- PRESENT

III. Old Business

a. To Reform the Auditing Process for SGC-MMC

i.   No problems with bill’s alignment with Constitution and Statutes

ii.      When Statutes are changed later, look at Section 5.05.b, 1st sentence

IV. New Business

a. Making Saturday by 5:00 p.m. a deadline for returning legislation back to the Sponsor of the legislation and the Rules Chair

i.      Vote: 4-0-0

ii.      Forward edited version to Sponsor, Clerk, and RLJC Chair

iii.      Include “revised by NAME on DATE”

b. Brainstorm Committee Goals to return to Speaker Pro-Tempore Mujica

i.      Reform Statutes for Constitutionality, format, grammatical and spelling errors, and consistency in terminology

ii.      With returning legislation to sponsors by Saturday, provide feedback to legislation’s Sponsor in time for revisions before Senate

iii.      Reform Statutes section on RLJC

iv.      Define online courses (by campus and proportion of credit hours) with regard to SGC positions

c. Using Speaker Velez’ new structure to reform Statutes

d. Create a folder of Statutes and amend it as needed, with regard to new format

e. Contact info (phone numbers) of all committee members

V. Announcements

VI. Adjournment at  2:09 pm