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Senate Meeting Minutes: November 8, 2010


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

 

MEETING MINUTES

November 8, 2010

I.                    Welcome & Call to Order at 4:01pm

II.                 Roll Call

a.       Adam Do Amaral

b.      Alexander Barrio (Excused)

c.       Amanda Jimenez

d.      Carlos Rodriguez

e.       Chris Cabral

f.       Christina Marinos

g.       Cristina Loreto

h.      Daniel Gonzalez  (Excused)

i.        Daniela Gonzalez

j.        Dillon Arango (Absent)

k.      Donovan Dawson ( Tardy)

l.        Erika Edwards (Tardy)

m.    Hector Mujica

n.      Janice Rubio

o.      Jesus Borrero

p.      Joanne Myler

q.      Kevin Gonzalez

r.        Macarena Jimenez

s.       Moses Aluicio

t.        Patrick O’Keefe

u.      Ranshan Gomez (Excused)

v.      William-Jose Velez

w.     TJ Liguori (Tardy)

x.      Rachel Emas

y.      Mohammed Aman (Excused)

z.       Odette Barrientos

aa.   Samir Patel

bb.  Nicola Petival

cc.   Matthew Mockridge

dd.  Janet Reyes

ee.   Nicholas Autiello

ff.    Helena Ramirez

gg.   Alina Gonzalez

hh.  Veronica Guerra (Absent)

ii.      Octavio Mella

III.               Approval of Minutes

Move to approve the October 25 meeting minutes [O’Keefe] (Passes)

Move to approve the November 1 meeting minutes [O’Keefe] (Passes)

IV.              Senate Speaker Report

a.       UWide this week at 8pm to be confirmed

b.      Vacant seats deadline this Friday

c.       Intern Meet and Greet on Wednesday from 12-3pm

V.                 Speaker Pro-Tempore Report

a.       Need committee statutes revisions

b.      Reached out to College of Law for meeting rooms in Spring in RBD 1000

c.       Priority registration on November 10

d.      Cutting wages

VI.              Comptroller Report

A.     No report

VII.            Finance Committee Report

a.       Meeting today at 8pm in the SGA conference room

b.      Finance Code revisions

c.       4 requests under review

VIII.         Chief Justice Report

a.       3 grievances

b.      Elections Board writ

c.       Court interns

IX.              Executive Report

a.       Thank you to those involved in Homecoming

b.      Intern Meet and Greet on Wednesday

c.       Got Issues from 3-5pm in the Pit tomorrow

d.      Engagement Series from 4-6pm in GC 243 tomorrow

X.                 Senator Reports

a.       Participated in Lambda Chi Alpha eventà dunked Dean Furton; Meet Your Dean event; working on surveys (Aluicio)

b.      Continue to work on surveys; CBA Exposed Powerpoint for online/website (Mujica)

c.       Emailed to table in CBA for surveys (K.Gonzalez)

d.      Engineering Day in GC on November 19 from 11am-2pm

e.       Improvement of green areas in engineering; still working on statutes; Cram Jam in Engineering; got BBC’s agenda fro today; please attend University events (Velez)

f.       Meeting with Dean Garcia tomorrow; finished survey (Do Amaral)

g.       Meet Your Dean event in 3 weeks from tomorrow; finished surveys (Myler)

h.      Dr.Gleban; attending meeting with proposal to have a grad student sit on Faculty Senate; implement courses in collaboration with Law (Edwards)

i.        Finished surveys; working on projects (Loreto)

j.        Did 200 hard copy surveys; planning event during finals week in Betty Chapman Plaza (Daniela Gonzaelz)

k.      Meeting with Dean tomorrow; finished surveys (O’Keefe)

l.        Festival of Trees; RENT opened this weekend (Barrientos)

XI.              Committee Reports

a.       Meeting today; every piece of legislation must be submitted by Thursday at 5pm (RLJC)

b.      DREAM Act Forum on Friday; passed resolutions; meeting for this month has yet been to be chosen (ORC)

c.       No report (IAC)

d.      Councils submitting constitutions (SAC)

e.       No requests this week; meeting this week with CSO presidents on Wednesday at 3:30pm (GSFC)

XII.            New Business

a.       SR 1048- In Opposition to the “Block Tuition Pricing Structure”

Move to add clause [Rodriguez] (Fails)

Move to postpone and refer to the RLJC [O’Keefe] (Passes)

b.      SR 1063- In Support of the Addition of ‘gender identity and expression’ to the ‘Freedom of Discrimination’ section to the Florida International University’s Student Code of Conduct

Move to amend the title to ‘Freedom from Discrimination’ [Cabral] (Passes)

Move to strike university prior to administration in paragraph 5 [Emas] (Passes)

Move to end debate [Emas]

i.            Adam Do Amaral – No

ii.            Carlos Rodriguez – No

iii.            Chris Cabral – No

iv.            Christina Marinos -No

v.            Cristina Loreto – No

vi.            Daniela Gonzalez – No

vii.            Donovan Dawson -Yes

viii.            Erika Edwards – No

ix.            Hector Mujica – No

x.            Janet Reyes – No

xi.            Janice Rubio – No

xii.            Jesus Borrero – No

xiii.            Joanne Myler – Yes

xiv.            Kevin Gonzalez – No

xv.            Macarena Jimenez – No

xvi.            Matthew Mockridge – Yes

xvii.            Moses Aluicio – No

xviii.            Nicola Petival – Yes

xix.            Odette Barrientos-  Yes

xx.            Patrick O’Keefe – No

xxi.            Rachel Emas – Yes

xxii.            Samir Patel – No

xxiii.            TJ Liguori – Yes

xxiv.            William Jose Velez – Yes

8*16*0 (Fails)

Move to bypass the second reading [Edwards]

Move to end debate[Aluicio] (Passes)

i.            Adam Do Amaral – Yes

ii.            Carlos Rodriguez – Yes

iii.            Chris Cabral – Yes

iv.            Christina Marinos -Yes

v.            Cristina Loreto – No

vi.            Daniela Gonzalez – No

vii.            Donovan Dawson -No

viii.            Erika Edwards – Yes

ix.            Hector Mujica – No

x.            Janet Reyes – No

xi.            Janice Rubio – Yes

xii.            Jesus Borrero – No

xiii.            Joanne Myler – No

xiv.            Kevin Gonzalez – No

xv.            Macarena Jimenez – No

xvi.            Matthew Mockridge – Yes

xvii.            Moses Aluicio – Yes

xviii.            Nicola Petival – No

xix.            Odette Barrientos- No

xx.            Patrick O’Keefe – No

xxi.            Rachel Emas – No

xxii.            Samir Patel – No

xxiii.            TJ Liguori – No

xxiv.            William Jose Velez – No

8*16*0 (Fails)

 

XIII.         Announcements

a.       ODK induction tomorrow at 11am in the Betty Chapman Plaza (Loreto)

b.      United Way flag football tournament this Saturday in the Football Stadium (Alina Gonzalez)

c.       Miss Relay applications are out (Badger)

XIV.         Adjournment at 4:56pm

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