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Appropriation SR 1180: In Support of the Engineering Expo 2011

January 29, 2011 3 comments

Agenda Item: In Support of the Engineering Expo 2011

Date: January 31, 2011

Committee: Finance Committee

Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Janice Rubio, At Large Senator; Daniel Gonzalez, College of Arts and Sciences Senator;

In Support of the Engineering Expo 2011

WHEREAS, Florida International University’s vision is to lead a student-centered urban public research university that is both locally and globally engaged;

WHEREAS, The Student Government Council at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus is committed to improving the overall student experience by fostering student life, encouraging community involvement, and embracing diversity;

WHEREAS, The Engineering Expo is an exciting and dynamic educational experience designed to engage and expose our local schools and colleges to the wonders of science and engineering;

WHEREAS, Over 150 FIU student volunteers are gathering to become tour guides, demonstrators, and teachers to the mysteries of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields;

WHEREAS, The Engineering Student Committee promotes unity among the engineering organizations, and encourages students’ participation in activities around the University;

WHEREAS, The Engineering Expo will provide exposure to science and engineering for local public school students, encouraging them to consider careers in engineering, science, and technology professions;

WHEREAS, The Engineering Expo will take place at the Engineering Center on February 25th, 2011;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $801.00 to the Engineering Expo for pizza and sodas for the FIU students that are volunteering at this event.


Status

Passed unanimously by the Senate, awaiting President’s signature.

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Appropriation SR 1065: In Support of Students “Confronting America”

November 11, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: In Support of Students “Confronting America”

Date: 11/15/2010

Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, Senator At-Large; Daniel Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Arts & Sciences;Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Alex Barrio, Law School Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College ofBusiness.

In Support of Students “Confronting America”

WHEREAS, Student Government Association promotes overall programming thatis beneficial to students in order to better represent and spread knowledge within and beyond FIU;

WHEREAS, This trip will expose FIU students to politics in D.C., the nation’s history, and firsthand experience first hand with  of the culture of our nation’s capitaol;

WHEREAS, The program will serve as a lobbying effort on behalf of the University as FIU students are scheduled to meet with congressional staffers, an FIU lobbyist in D.C., and congressional representatives to promote FIU as a University, its mission, the program, the University sponsors, and national exposure;

WHEREAS, The event will occur from March 17-20th and will take place in Washington, D.C.;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council –Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,800 to the Honors College students of the “Confronting America” course for their airfare to Washington, D.C.

In favor: 23; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 2; Status: Passed.

Appropriation SR 1055: In Support of The Millennium Conference

September 30, 2010 1 comment
Agenda Item: In Support of The Millennium Conference
Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator; Daniel Gonzalez, College of Arts and Sciences Senator;
Date: October 4, 2010
In Support of The Millennium Conference
WHEREAS, Student Government Association promotes overall programming that is beneficial to students in order to better represent and spread
knowledge within and beyond FIU;
WHEREAS, The Millennium Conference brings together 1,000 student leaders and leading advocates for sustainable international development;
WHEREAS, The event provides workshops to those in attendance to further develop the attendees, such as Education/Awareness, Skill-building,
Connection, Support, and Catalyze a Movement;
WHEREAS, The event occurred from September 17-19th and took place at Columbia University, NY;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $292.40 to Sarah
Conklin for airfare to the Millennium Conference in Columbia
University, NY.
In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions:; Status: Voided by technicality.

Council Bill SR 1046: To Add Clear Checks and Balances Provisions to the SGC-MMC Statutes

September 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: Checks and Balances Council Bill of SGC-MMC

Date: September 13, 2010

Sponsors: Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator; Cristina Loreto, At-Large Senator; Daniel Gonzalez, College of Arts & Sciences.


To Add Clear Checks and Balances Provisions to the SGC-MMC Statutes

SECTION I. Short Title

This bill may be cited as the “Checks and Balances Act of 2010”

SECTION II. Purpose

The purpose of this bill is to amend the statutes in order to clearly define the checks and balances process as well as the removal process of any SGA officer in accordance with the Constitution.

SECTION III. Removing Subsection C from Section 2.05

Section 2.05 Executive Cabinet

(a)        The members of the Executive Cabinet shall be nominated by the President and Vice President and approved by a simple majority of the Senate.

(b)        The composition of the Executive Cabinet is determined by the President and Vice President. There shall be a permanent Chief of Staff, and Director of Student lobbying within the Cabinet. Cabinet positions may also include: Executive Assistant, Director of Student Lobbying, Athletics Coordinator, Student Advocate, Special Events Coordinator, and Communications Director.

(i)         New Cabinet positions shall be created by the President through a new cabinet position Executive Order, to be announced at the next Executive branch meeting and Senate meeting following the establishment of the position.

(ii)        The Cabinet Position Executive Order creating the position shall provide an overview of the general functions and duties of the position, as well as the formal title for the position.

(iii)       Nominees appointed by the President and being presented for approval by the Senate must be in attendance in the Senate meeting during which they will be considered. If there is a case in which a nominee cannot be in attendance, the President may speak on their behalf, by discretion of the Senate Speaker.

1)         A copy of the Executive Order must be provided to the Senate when a nominee is presented to be confirmed.

2)         Each nominee must be presented and confirmed individually.

(c)        An Executive Cabinet member may be removed from his/her position with no less than a two-thirds vote by the Student Senate. The basis for removal of an Executive Cabinet member shall be malfeasance, misfeasance, and/or nonfeasance. An Executive Cabinet member may also be removed by the President, or a President’s designee.

SECTION IV. Correcting the terminology used in Section 3.07

Section 3.07 Senate Meetings

(a)        The Senate has the right to hold hearing on individual members of the Cabinet Executive Branch and the Governing Councils. These hearings will be held during Senate sessions, and be used to investigate the actions of the members of the Cabinet and the Governing Council that the Senate may deem questionable.

(b)        In order for there to be a hearing, a Senator must petition the Senate in a motion to hold a hearing on a particular individual or groups of individuals that are part of the Executive Branch. The Senator must give a valid reason that requires the hearing. A simple majority is required for the motion to pass.

(c)        The Speaker must inform the individual(s) that they must attend a hearing at the next Senate session. The session will take place during New Business of the Agenda.

(d)       If the individual(s) does not attend their hearing, they may be brought up to Judicial Board.

SECTION V. Adding Section 2.06 Impeachment of Executive Branch Officials to Article II

Section 2.06 Impeachment of Executive Branch Officials

(a)        Any member of the Executive Branch may be impeached if instigated by a three-fifths (3/5) vote of the entire Senate membership. The basis for impeachment of an Executive Branch member shall be malfeasance, misfeasance, and/or nonfeasance.

(b) In accordance to Article III, Section 5 of the Student Government Association Constitution, the Chief Justice from the same SGC as the impeached official shall preside over impeachment proceedings. The Senate, during impeachment, shall be the acting jury; a two thirds (2/3) vote of the entire Senate membership shall remove the impeached official from office.

(c)        Any Executive Branch member, with the exception of the Vice President, may be removed by the President, or a President’s designee, without consent from the Senate.

In favor: 9; Opposed: 7; Abstentions: 0; Status: Became law by default.

Resolution SR 1042: Honoring Bruce Hauptli’s Tireless Commitment to FIU

September 2, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: Honoring Bruce Hauptli’s Tireless Commitment to FIU

Date: September 6, 2010

Committee: Of the Whole

Sponsors: Moses Aluicio, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Daniel Gonzalez,College of Arts and Sciences Senator;

Honoring Bruce Hauptli’s Tireless Commitment to FIU

WHEREAS, The purpose of the Student Government Association is to foster student life, embrace global diversity, as well as represent and address students’ needs at the community, state, federal and international level;

WHEREAS, The objective of Florida International University is to provide an affordable, quality education to students of all economic, racial backgrounds and nationalities that is “Worlds ahead”;

WHEREAS, In an effort to provide students with a quality education, FIU has employed hundreds of dedicated staff and faculty since it was founded in 1965;

WHEREAS, Bruce W. Hauptli, Ph. D has generously and compassionately served the university community for over 30 years as a Professor, Administrator, and Chairman of the Faculty Senate;

WHEREAS, The Gregory Wolfe Award was bestowed upon Dr. Hauptli in 1995 by the Student Government Association as a result of his extensive service to the university community;

WHEREAS, Dr. Hauptli is not only a recognized scholar in the field of Philosophy, but has contributed to the local community as a member of the Steering Committee for the South Region I of the Dade County Public School’s Citizens Advisory Board;

WHEREAS, Dr. Hauptli will be going on sabbatical during the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters for the purpose of refocusing academically before returning to the University in the Fall of 2011;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Student Government Council—Modesto A. Maidique Campus appreciates and celebrates Dr. Hauptli’s tenure and contribution to the FIU community and wishes him well on all his future endeavors.

In favor: 17; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 0; Status: Signed.

Appropriation SR 1037: In Support of Frost Art Museum Student Day 2010

August 6, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: Frost Art Museum Student Day 2010 Date: 08/09/10

Committee: Finance Committee Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, Committee Chairperson; Janice Rubio, Senator At Large; Daniel Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Frost Art Museum Student Day 2010

WHEREAS, Student Government Association promotes overall programming that is beneficial to students in order to better represent and spread knowledge within and beyond FIU;

WHEREAS, The Frost Art Museum Student Day has been celebrated for two years to promote cultural awareness among the FIU community, and encourage students to take advantage of the educational and cultural resources the university offers;

WHEREAS, The event will provide food and entertainment for a thousand 1,000) students;

WHEREAS, The event will be held on September 1st and will take place on the museum’s lawn;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $500 to the Frost Art Museum Student Day Event.

In favor: 21; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 0; Status: Signed

Council Bill: To ensure that the Senate is full by allowing the Senate Vacancy to become an At-Large position until the end of the semester, which will still represent the FIU Student Body

May 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: To ensure that the Senate is full by allowing the Senate Vacancy to become an At-Large position until the end of the semester, which will still represent the FIU Student Body

Date: May 10, 2010

Committee: N/A

Sponsors: Daniel Gonzalez, College of Arts and Sciences and Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division

To ensure that the Senate is full by allowing the Senate Vacancy to become an At-Large position until the end of the semester, which will still represent the FIU Student Body

SECTION I. Short Title

This bill may be cited as “Filling Vacant Senate Seats of 2010”

SECTION II. Adding the subsection allowing for the alteration of a specific senate seat, to that of one At-Large to better serve the FIU student body.

Article IV Legislative Branch

Section 5 Terms & Vacancies

(a) Elected Senators shall be elected by plurality votes a term of one (1) year, starting the first

day of the Summer A semester and ending the last day of the Spring semester.

(b) In the case of absences, removal or a vacancy of a Senator, the Senate may appoint a

substitute to serve until the next special election is called or a special session in Senate is

called by the Speaker of the Senate or 2/3rd of the Senate membership; but subject to the

qualifications and terms enumerated in Section 4 of this article.

  1. If a senate seat remains vacant after a special election is held, the seat will become an At-Large seat to be filled until the end of that semester.
  2. At the end of the semester, the seat will revert back to its original, where a special election may be held.

In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions: ; Status: Tabled