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Appropriation SR 1185: In Support of the Shell Eco-Marathon International Competition

February 13, 2011 3 comments

Agenda Item: In Support of the Shell Eco-Marathon International Competition

Date: February 14, 2011

Committee: Finance Committee

Sponsors: Macarena Jimenez, Lower-Division Senator; Alex Barrio, College Law Senator; Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator;

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Status

  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

  • In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions: ;


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Appropriation SR 1069: In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team Date:11/16/2010

Committee: Finance Committee Sponsors: Macarena Jimenez, Lower-Division Senator; Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Alex Barrio, Law School Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Business

In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team

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 Modesto A. Maidique is committed to providing and improving the overall student experience by fostering student life, encouraging community involvement, and embracing diversity;

WHEREAS, Florida International University has adopted the Worlds Ahead brand with the intentions of pushing the university and its constituents beyond what is expected by taking the opportunities given and doing something great with them;

WHEREAS, Florida International University has set in motion a Green Initiative with the hopes of instilling awareness of environmental issues and integrating practices into research, education, and communication to establish an institutional culture of sustainability;

WHEREAS, The FIU 2011 Solar Decathlon Team was one of only 20 intercollegiate student teams selected worldwide to participate in the prestigious US Department of Energy’s International Competition;

WHEREAS, Attendance at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida on January 2011 for a mandatory Design Development Review is essential for the FIU team to enter their PerFORM[D]ance House to the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon;

WHEREAS, The project and the team present a unique opportunity for Florida International University to exhibit its contributions to the development and dissemination of sustainable technology on the most prominent of international stages, the National Mall in Washington D.C.;

WHEREAS, Not only is the Orlando IBS review session a requirement of the Department of Energy design review process, but it also provides another opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of the FIU student team;

WHEREAS,  Team FIU and its PerFORM[D]ance House will inform and excite the local and global communities about conserving our environment by stimulating critical thinking for positive changes in our society;

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,440 to the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team for accommodations and gas for their trip to the IBS in Orlando, Florida.

Appropriation SR 1068: To Fund the Law School’s Digital Signage Project

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: To Fund the Law School’s Digital Signage Project Date: 11/22/2010

Committee: Finance Committee

Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, Senator At-Large; Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Business; Macarena Jimenez, Lower Division Senator.

To Fund the Law School’s Digital Signage Project

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 FIU Law School is one of the most selective law schools in America, the second most diverse, and one of the few schools with a majority-female population;

WHEREAS, The Digital Signage is a software that provides electronic display of information, advertising, and other messages;

WHEREAS, This program will increase student knowledge of events in and around campus, not just at the Law School, bringing the community of FIU students closer than ever before;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,0001,950 3,250 to the Law School for the Digital Signage.

In favor: 16; Opposed: 7; Abstentions: 1; Status: Vetoed by Vice President Rosa Jones.

Appropriation SR 1067: In Support of “Hopes for Children of the World”

November 11, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: In Support of “Hopes for Children of the World”

Date: 11/15/2010
Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Janice Rubio, At Large Senator; Macarena Jimenez, Lower Division Senator; Kevin Gonzalez,College of Business Administration Senator.

In Support of “Hopes for Children of the World”

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

WHEREAS, “Hopes for Children of the World” is a program that brings hope tocommunities in remote areas of the world by providing suitableshelter, education, and essentials;

WHEREAS, Their vision is to impact and make a difference in less fortunatecommunities, by bringing vivid colors, in the midst of poverty anddeprivation;

WHEREAS, This program will impact the lives of students by allowing them toshare a unique experience that will make them more socially alertand humanitarian;

WHEREAS, The students in this program will be lecturing adults and children ofthe community about sustainability and nutrition, and will also berenovating the village;

WHEREAS, This project will be accomplished from December 11th to the 18th inNuevo Amanecer, Nicaragua;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council– Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $2,000 to theorganization “Hopes for Children of the World” for airfare to Leon,Nicaragua.

In favor: 17; Opposed: 6; Abstentions: O; Status: Passed.

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.