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Council Bill SR 1186: To establish a University Wide Elections Code

February 21, 2011 2 comments

Agenda Item: SR 1186 – To establish a University Wide Elections Code
Date: February 20, 2011
Committee: Rules, Legislative and Judiciary Committee
Sponsors: Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator; Rachel Emas, University Graduate School Senator, Adam Do Amaral, College of Education Senator; Jesus Borrero, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Clement Giraneza, College of Public Health and Social Work Senator;

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Status

  • Retracted.

Final Vote

  • In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions: ;


Rules, Legislation and Judiciary Committee Meeting Minutes: November 29, 2010

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

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

RULES, LEGISLATION, & JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

MEETING MINUTES

November 29, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 2:15pm

II. Roll Call

  1. Adam do Amaral- PRESENT
  2. Jesus Borrero- PRESENT
  3. Rachel Emas- PRESENT
  4. Clement Giraneza- PRESENT
  5. Ranshan Gomez- ABSENT (UNEXCUSED)
  6. Hector Mujica- PRESENT
  7. Judiciary representative: Letter from Octavio- no reply from Veronica
  8. IAC representative: Hector
  9. Attorney General: Alteanus

III. Old Business

  1. SR 1064: To Ensure a Speedy Trial in the Judicial Process

i.      Protocol of filing writs against SGA Officials

ii.      How the Internal Affairs Committee files reports in response

In Statutes 13.02.a.iii, need to insert “at least” before “5”

IV. New Business

  1. Form to ask RLJC review legislation (by any student)

i.      Include: legislation to be explained; date; name; college

    • Want judicial opinion?
    • If you would like your college senator to contact you, give info
    • SGA contact info

ii.      Include in Rules of Procedure 9.02.b.i

V. Announcements

  1. Talk with Luis about updated Statutes online

VI. Adjournment at  3:05 pm

 

Rules, Legislation and Judiciary Committee Meeting Minutes: November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

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

RULES, LEGISLATION, & JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

MEETING MINUTES

November 22, 2010

I. Welcome & Call to Order at 2:15pm

II. Roll Call

  1. Adam do Amaral- PRESENT
  2. Jesus Borrero- PRESENT
  3. Rachel Emas- PRESENT
  4. Clement Giraneza- PRESENT
  5. Ranshan Gomez- ABSENT (Unexcused)
  6. Hector Mujica- ABSENT (Excused)

III. Old Business

  1. Induction of Senator Clement Giraneza
  2. Developments on Bill for Political Lobbying

    i.      Speaking with SAC Chair O’Keefe

    IV. New Business

    1.Council Bill: Legislation Submission

      i.      Consider language mandating Rules Committee instead of sponsors to disperse legislation

        • Withdrawn
        • Possibility of informal solution as pilot

      2. Tabled to RLJC Council Bill: To Ensure a Speedy Trial in the Judicial Process

        i.      Review for Statutory and Constitutional compliance (make sure number of days stipulated in the bill is in line with standing law)

          • Review next week at special RLJC meeting
          • Difference between impeachment trial and judicial hearing on SGC Officials, and hearing on writs of certiorari

        3. Create form for students and/or SGA officials to review and/or create legislation

        4. Statutory reform

        i.      Update and ascertain how legislation passed this semester is implemented into the Statutes on website

        V. Announcements

        VI. Adjournment at  3:01pm

          Rules, Legislation and Judiciary Committee Meeting Minutes: November 8, 2010

          November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

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

          RULES, LEGISLATION, & JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

          MEETING MINUTES

          November 8, 2010

          I. Welcome & Call to Order at 3:25 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

          III. Old Business

          a. RLJC Member Contact Information

          i.      Adam do Amaral

          ii.      Jesus Borrero

          iii.      Rachel Emas

          iv.      Ranshan Gomez

          v.      Hector Mujica

          IV. New Business

          a. Rough Draft of Bill for Political Lobbying

          i.      Goal: lobby Florida legislators for FIU’s interests and issues

              • Should this be the duty of RLJC? If not, which committee?
              • Select committee used as pilot for 2011 legislative session
              • Require semesterly meeting with local delegation

          ii.      Reports on progress of FIU towards meetings its’ policy goals

              • Include student opinions
              • Example: Block Tuition

          iii.      Select committee priorities based on upcoming legislation

          b. Amendments to Statutes

          i.      Bills submitted to RLJC AND entire Senate by 5 pm Thursday

              • Section 12 of statutes

          V. Announcements

          VI. Adjournment at  3:55 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

           

          Rules, Legislation and Judiciary Committee Meeting Minutes: October 11, 2010

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          Florida International University • Student Government Association • Modesto A. Maidique Campus
          RULES, LEGISLATION, & JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
          MEETING MINUTES
          October 11, 2010

          I. Welcome & Call to Order at 2:16 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.Censure and Removal Bill

          i. Delineate the process for impeachment, trial, and punishment
          ii. Separate voting procedures for each step in process
          iii. Ensure Constitutionality, re: removal and future SGA eligibility
          iv. Formatting

          IV. New Business
          V. Announcements
          VI. Adjournment at 3:12 pm

          Council Bill SR 1057: To Reform the Auditing Process for SGC-MMC

          October 7, 2010 3 comments

          Agenda Item: To Reform the Auditing Process for SGC-MMC       Date: October 6th, 2010________________

          Committee: Of the Whole Sponsors: Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator; Moses Aluicio, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Joanne Myler, Honors College Senator.

          To Reform the Auditing Process for SGC-MMC

          SECTION I. Short Title

          This bill may be cited as the “Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2010”.

          SECTION II. Purpose

          The purpose of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2010 is to update the auditing process within the SGC-MMC Finance Code to be in compliance with the current statutes.

          SECTION III. Updating the Audit Review Process

          ARTICLE II: ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

          Section 2.1 Financial Control For Ensuring Fiscal Accountability

          2.1.1 All entities receiving A & S Fee funding shall be subject to audit by the Student Government Association, at any time.

          2.1.2 The SGA Senate may, with just cause, request an audit by majority vote on any student organization or club receiving A &S Fee funds. Once requested, an audit committee shall be created and consist of the SGA Comptroller, who shall chair the committee and one member of each Senate Standing committee. These senators shall be considered members of the audit committee for the duration of the audit.

          2.1.2 The Operational Review Committee (ORC) shall be charged with auditing any student organization or club receiving A&S Fee Funds. The ORC membership shall be determined by the members of the Senate, as prescribed in the SGC-MMC Statutes.

          2.1.3 During the period of April 1st through June 30th of each fiscal year, the majority of the SGC-MMC Senate, or the Student Body President and with the Comptroller, together may exercise the powers of either freezing or reverting unused funds remaining in student organizational accounts, standing councils, and governing councils, in order to prevent excessive expenditures by student organizations, at the end of the fiscal year. This also includes both Standing Councils and Governing Councils. If both the President and the Comptroller of the Student Body deem it appropriate, they may revert excess funds over the twenty-five (25) percent limit immediately.

           

          In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions:; Status: Referred to the Rules, Legislation and Judiciary Committee.