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Resolution SR 1175: In Opposition of Florida Senate Bill 234

January 20, 2011 3 comments

Agenda Item: In Opposition of Florida Senate Bill 234 Date: January 24, 2011
Sponsors: Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator; Cristina Loreto, At-Large Senator; Chris Cabral, College of Arts and Sciences Senator.

 

In Opposition of Florida Senate Resolution 234

WHEREAS, The Student Government Association’s purpose is to ensure that students’ concerns are addressed in the immediate governance and policy development of Florida International University at all levels, in order to provide an official voice and action on behalf of the student body;

WHEREAS, Campus safety is one of the main concerns faced by students at many universities, including Florida International University;

WHEREAS, In the past decade there have been several gun related incidents on college campuses around the United States, including the 2000 University of Arkansas shooting, the 2002 University of Arizona shooting, and the most recent 2007 shooting at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia;

WHEREAS, Fire arms on University grounds presents a grave safety concern to the Student Body of Florida International University;

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 234, introduced by Senator Greg Evers of Florida Senate District Two, proposes that “a person in compliance with the terms of a concealed carry license may carry openly notwithstanding specified provisions, [and] limits a prohibition on carrying a concealed weapon or firearm into an elementary or secondary school facility, career center, or college or university facility to include only a public elementary or secondary school facility or administration building, etc;”

WHEREAS, S.B. 234 would allow Florida to become an open-carry state; it would limit people from carrying concealed weapons in a police station, courthouse, or public elementary, middle and high schools, but it would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons on a university campus;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council of Modesto A. Maidique Campus condemns Senate Bill 234 by Senator Greg Evers, strongly encourages the Florida Senate to reject this bill as it stands, and should it pass, urges Governor Rick Scott to veto the bill for the safety of the Florida State University System.

Proviso: A copy of this resolution shall be sent to Senator Greg Evers, Senate President Mike Haridopolis, Senator Anitere Flores, State Representative Esteban Bovo, State Representative Mark Pafford, State Representative Trudi Williams, State Representative Juan C. Zapata and Governor Rick Scott’s Office to express this council’s disapproval of the proposed Senate Bill.

Status

Submitted, placed on January 24, 2011 Agenda.

Final Vote

In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions: ; 

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Senator Chris Cabral Final Fall 2010 Report

December 12, 2010 Leave a comment

As mandated by the SGC-MMC Statutes Article IV Section 4.02 Reports, find Senator for College of Arts and Sciences Chris Cabral’s Final Fall 2010 Report.

 

Senator Chris Cabral Midterm Fall 2010 Report

October 24, 2010 Leave a comment

As mandated by the SGC-MMC Statutes Article IV Section 4.02 Reports, find Senator for College of Arts and Sciences Chris Cabral’s Midterm 2010 Report.

Council Bill SR 1061: Operational Review Committee Adjustment Act of 2010

October 20, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: Operational Review Committee Adjustment Act of 2010 Date: October 25, 2010

Committee: Operational Review Committee

Sponsors: Moses Aluicio, College Arts and Sciences; Chris Cabral, Arts and Sciences; Joanne Myler, Honors College; Donovan Dawson, College Arts and Sciences;

Operational Review Committee Adjustment Act of 2010

SECTION I. Title

This bill may be cited as the “ORCAA – 2010”

SECTION II. Purpose

The purpose of this bill is to modify the Statutes related to the Operational Review Committee’s operations by bringing practice into policy.

SECTION III. Modify Section 5.01 (v)

Section 5.01 Committee Structure

(v)        Committees shall meet at least twice a month to conduct business. The minimum number of monthly meetings shall be determined in each standing committee’s description listed in the SGC-MMC Statutes. Attendance and minutes shall be recorded by the Vvice Cchairperson, distributed and filed with the Clerk of Council in the SGC-MMC office within 48 hours of the meeting’s adjournment.

SECTION IV. Modify Section 5.05 Operational Review Committee

Section 5.05 Operational Review Committee

(a)        The purpose of the Operational Review Committee (ORC) shall be to audit student organizations and entities that are directly funded by the Student Government Association through the student Activities and Services (A&S) fees to ensure that they are being used properly in accordance to the Student Government Finance Policy. This committee also holds the power and responsibility to investigate all organizations and/or entities, including the SGA that are questioned and/or challenged by Student Government officials as well as the entire FIU student body concerning the use or misuse of A&S monies.

(b)        This committee shall have the power to audit an entity at least twice a semester. When reviewing and investigating funded entities this committee shall utilize and be in accordance with the Florida Sunshine State Laws, the Student Government Finance Policy and any other written document that holds relevance and significance with a particular review case. If there is no written statute that can aid the committee during a review process, then the committee shall utilize past year’s reports, data, and results of the use of monies by the entity under investigation. The ORC shall have the power to request and obtain any and all documents deemed fit from the organization/ or entity during an audit. These shall include, but shall not be limited to, receipts, panther card swipes, estimated budget, actual budget or real money spent, estimated attendance, actual attendance of event, overall outcome, as well as documents of past year’s data if in fact the event or project occurred in previous years.

(c)        This committee shall have the power to write legislation about an already investigated organization or entity in regards to how the entity used or misused A & S monies. The legislation will be brought before the entire Senate for final vote. It will then be used as a guide or piece of evidence for the budget hearings at the end of the spring semester.

(d)       The ORC shall also have the power to check the Finance Committee when allocating A & S fees improperly in accordance with the SGA Finance Policy as well as any other necessary document. This shall include, at least one representative of the ORC attending every Finance Committee meeting receiving and reviewing bi-weekly reports from the Finance Committee, in addition to and working with the Comptroller on the legalities of every request for A & S funds submitted to the Finance Committee. This committee shall also handle all post event, post travel forms and all other documents necessary when requesting and obtaining information about an entity appropriated money by the Finance Committee. The documents will then be presented to the entire Senate as a form of review and guide for appropriating future A & S dollars to the same entity.

(e)        The ORC shall have the power to aid the Student Government Comptroller in checking/ monitoring all SGA officials’ use of yearly budget.

(f)        The ORC shall meet at least once a month..

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

September 27, 2010 1 comment

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.

Resolution SR 1029: Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Resolution In Opposition to the Recently Passed Arizona Law Relating to the Enforcement of United States Immigration Laws

May 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Resolution In Opposition to the Recently Passed Arizona Law Relating to the Enforcement of United States Immigration Laws Date: May 10, 2010

Committee: Of the whole

Sponsors: Alexander Barrio, College of Law Senator; Chris Cabral, College of Arts and Sciences Senator;

Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Resolution In Opposition to the Recently Passed Arizona Law Relating to the Enforcement of United States Immigration Laws

WHEREAS, on Friday, April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law Senate Bill 1070, which would require immigrants to at all times keep in their possession documents verifying their immigration status;

WHEREAS, Arizona’s new law would require that an attempt be made to determine the immigration status of a person during any legitimate contact with a state official or agency, including a county, city, town or political subdivision, if there is “reasonable suspicion” that the person is in the country illegally;

WHEREAS, Arizona’s law would also allow a law enforcement officer, without warrant, to arrest a person whom that officer has probable cause to believe  has committed any public offense that makes the person removable from the United States;

WHEREAS, Arizona state officials and agencies of the state and political subdivisions are able to receive and maintain information on aliens’ immigration status and exchange that information with any other governmental entity for the purpose of determining whether an alien is in compliance with federal registration laws, among other purposes;

WHEREAS, the new Arizona law has other provisions that could potentially create a class of citizens that are considered suspect based on their ethnicity or country of origin;

WHEREAS, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), which is an arm of the federal government, is the appropriate authority to enforce our nation’s immigration laws, and not states and local governments;

WHEREAS, President Obama and the United States Congress should immediately engage in comprehensive and uniform immigration reform, so as to prevent the imposition of varying legal burdens on aliens throughout the United States,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Student Government Association, that this body:

Section 1.        Opposes the State of Arizona’s recently adopted immigration law (SB 1070) and Urges President Obama and the United States Congress to immediately begin the process of reforming the nation’s immigration policy, so as to provide for uniform immigration laws throughout the United States.

Section 2.        Directs the Clerk of the Council to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to President Barack Obama, the United States Congress, United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, United States Senators Nelson and Lemieux, and members of the Miami-Dade County Congressional Delegation.

Section 3.        Directs the University Administration to transmit a copy of this resolution to other universities and colleges in Florida and urge them to pass similar resolutions.

In favor: 18; Opposed:0; Abstentions:0; Status: Signed