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Senate Meeting Minutes: November 1, 2010


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

 

MEETING MINUTES

November 1, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 4:17pm

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  (Excused)

i. Daniela Gonzalez  (Absent)

j. Dillon Arango (Absent)

k. Donovan Dawson (Ex. Tardy)

l. Erika Edwards

m. Hector Mujica

n. Janice Rubio

o. Jesus Borrero

p. Joanne Myler

q. Kevin Gonzalez

r. Macarena Jimenez

s. Moses Aluicio (Tardy)

t. Patrick O’Keefe

u. Ranshan Gomez (Tardy)

v. William-Jose Velez

w. TJ Liguori

x. Rachel Emas

y. Mohammed Aman

z. Odette Barrientos (Excused)

aa. Samir Patel

bb. Nicola Petival (Absent)

cc. Matthew Mockridge (excused)

dd. Janet Reyes

ee. Nicholas Autiello

ff. Helena Ramirez

gg. Alina Gonzalez

hh. Veronica Guerra

ii. Octavio Mella

III. Approval of Minutes

Move to change the removal from passes to fails [Emas] (Passes)

IV. Senate Speaker Report

a. UWide didn’t happen last week

b. Senate seats open til November 12

V. Senator Pro-Tempore Report

a. 2 UWides this month

b. Send committee goals

c. Committee statutes

VI. Comptroller Report

A. Reviewing September’s GC report

B. Working on budget report

C. Working on final details for ACB proposal

VII. Finance Committee Report

a. Reviewing Finance Code

b. No meeting tonight

VIII. Chief Justice Report

a. Just finished trial

IX. Executive Report

a. Happy Homecoming week!

b. Panther Prowl tonight

X. Senator Reports

a. Met with Dean Furton; scholarship giveaway (Aluicio)

b. Met with Dean Furton; getting feedback on surveys (Cabral)

c. Last week met with Dean’s assistant for events; Business surveys; building site to know how to get involved; tabling day for surveys (Mujica)

d. Received furniture for lounge today; rooms for study areas; renovate furniture and eating areas (Velez)

e. Meeting with Dean on October 25 got rescheduled to November 9 (Do Amaral)

f. Trying to meet with Director of Residential Life (Rodriguez)

g. Finished surveys (Marinos)

h. Got lounge furniture (Barrio)

i. Meeting next week about GSFC for grad students (Edwards)

j. Currently working on surveys (Loreto)

k. Met with Jose for 3 project proposals; met with Blue about the housing Blackout on February 9 (Rubio)

l. Cancelled event next Tuesday; facilities; surveys are out (O’Keefe)

XI. Committee Reports

a. Statutes reform in New Business (ORC)

b. Met last week; voted to send investigation of Alex Lastra to Chief Justice; grievances (IAC)

c. Met last Thursday; Tax free day at the bookstore; Constitutions need to be passed (SAC)

d. 9 allocations and 1 denial; updated website; in contact with Comptroller (GSFC)

XII. New Business

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

Move to change the proviso language by striking out State Senator and State Representative and inserting our local state legislature delegation [Barrio] (Passes)

Move to strike courses in paragraph 3 and inserting credits [O’Keefe] (Passes)

Move to bypass the second reading [O’Keefe] (Passes)

Move to request unanimous consent to vote by acclamation [Mujica] (Passes)

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. Donovan Dawson -Yes

ix. Erika Edwards – Yes

x. Hector Mujica – Yes

xi. Janet Reyes – Yes

xii. Janice Rubio – Yes

xiii. Jesus Borrero – Yes

xiv. Joanne Myler – Yes

xv. Kevin Gonzalez – Yes

xvi. Macarena Jimenez – Yes

xvii. Mohammed Aman – Yes

xviii. Moses Aluicio – Yes

xix. Patrick O’Keefe – Yes

xx. Rachel Emas – Yes

xxi. Ranshan Gomez – Yes

xxii. Samir Patel – Yes

xxiii. TJ Liguori – Yes

xxiv. William Jose Velez – Yes

24*0*0 (Passes)

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

Move to add an s at the end of prospective in the 6th paragraph [Emas] (Passes)

Move to capitalize the T’s in the last 2 paragraphs [Mujica] (Passes)

Move to remove the second that in the last paragraph [Liguori] (Passes)

Move to capitalize DREAM in the 5th and 7th paragraphs [Emas] (Passes)

Move to add a comma after 6:00pm and in AH3 130 (the new Nursing Building) [Aluicio] (Passes)

Move to change AH3 to AHC3 [Rodriguez] (Passes)

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

Move to request unanimous consent to vote by acclamation [Rodriguez]  (Passes)

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. Donovan Dawson -Yes

ix. Erika Edwards – Yes

x. Hector Mujica – Yes

xi. Janet Reyes – Yes

xii. Janice Rubio – Yes

xiii. Jesus Borrero – Yes

xiv. Joanne Myler – Yes

xv. Kevin Gonzalez – Yes

xvi. Macarena Jimenez – Yes

xvii. Mohammed Aman – Yes

xviii. Moses Aluicio – Yes

xix. Patrick O’Keefe – Yes

xx. Rachel Emas – Yes

xxi. Ranshan Gomez – Yes

xxii. Samir Patel – Yes

xxiii. TJ Liguori – Yes

xxiv. William Jose Velez – Yes

24*0*0 (Passes)

Move to add item D. Confirmation of Press Secretary Nominee [Mujica] (Passes)

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

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

Move to add Section V. Student Advocacy Committee [Aluicio]

i. Adam Do Amaral – Yes

ii. Alexander Barrio – No

iii. Amanda Jimenez – Yes

iv. Carlos Rodriguez – Yes

v. Chris Cabral – No

vi. Christina Marinos -Yes

vii. Cristina Loreto – No

viii. Donovan Dawson -No

ix. Erika Edwards – No

x. Hector Mujica – No

xi. Janet Reyes – Yes

xii. Janice Rubio – Yes

xiii. Jesus Borrero – No

xiv. Joanne Myler – No

xv. Kevin Gonzalez – No

xvi. Macarena Jimenez – No

xvii. Mohammed Aman – Yes

xviii. Moses Aluicio – Yes

xix. Patrick O’Keefe – Yes

xx. Rachel Emas – No

xxi. Ranshan Gomez – No

xxii. Samir Patel – No

xxiii. TJ Liguori – Yes

xxiv. William Jose Velez – Yes

11*13*0 (Fails)

Move to capitalize Vice Chair-person under Section III. Subsection 5.01 subsubsectionv [Emas] (Passes)

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. Donovan Dawson -Yes

ix. Erika Edwards – Yes

x. Hector Mujica – Yes

xi. Janet Reyes – Yes

xii. Janice Rubio – Yes

xiii. Jesus Borrero – Yes

xiv. Joanne Myler – Yes

xv. Kevin Gonzalez – Yes

xvi. Macarena Jimenez – Yes

xvii. Mohammed Aman – Yes

xviii. Moses Aluicio – Yes

xix. Patrick O’Keefe – Yes

xx. Rachel Emas – Yes

xxi. Ranshan Gomez – Yes

xxii. Samir Patel – Yes

xxiii. TJ Liguori – Yes

xxiv. William Jose Velez – No

23*1*0 (Passes)

d. Confirmation of Press Secretary Nominee : Andrew Vaz

i. Adam Do Amaral – No

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. Donovan Dawson -Yes

ix. Erika Edwards – Yes

x. Hector Mujica – Yes

xi. Janet Reyes – Yes

xii. Janice Rubio – Yes

xiii. Jesus Borrero – No

xiv. Kevin Gonzalez – Yes

xv. Macarena Jimenez – Yes

xvi. Mohammed Aman – Yes

xvii. Moses Aluicio – Yes

xviii. Patrick O’Keefe – No

xix. Rachel Emas – Yes

xx. Ranshan Gomez – Yes

xxi. Samir Patel – Yes

xxii. TJ Liguori – Yes

xxiii. William Jose Velez – Yes

20*3*0 (Passes)

XIII. Adjournment at 5:30pm

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