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Resolution SR 1062: Censuring Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco for Nonfeasance

Agenda Item: Censuring Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco for Nonfeasance Date: November 01, 2010

Committee: Of the Whole Sponsors: Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator; Joanne Myler, Honors College Senator.

Censuring Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco for Nonfeasance

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 Student Government Association is comprised of student leaders that must be kept accountable to the students which they serve;

WHEREAS, Maria Rosa Blanco is the 2010-2011 academic year Comptroller of the Student Government Association Council of Modesto A. Maidique Campus;

WHEREAS, Maria Rosa Blanco has been impeached and unanimously found guilty of nonfeasance by the Senate of the Student Government Council of Modesto A. Maidique Campus;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus censures Comptroller Maria Rosa Blanco on the grounds of nonfeasance of the duties of her office.
Proviso: a copy of this censure will be kept in Comptroller Blanco’s official SGA record.

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Resolution SR 1060: In Support of the “Dream Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future”

October 21, 2010 2 comments

Agenda Item: Resolution Support of the “Dream Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future”

Date: September 23, 2010

Sponsors:  Moses Aluicio, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Carlos Rodriguez, Housing Senator; Joanne Myler, Honors College;

In Support of the “Dream Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future”

WHEREAS, The role of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to facilitate the cooperation between the Student Body, Faculty, and Administration, and maintain the interests and concerns of the students, ensuring that their rights and liberties are protected;

WHEREAS, Elected SGA members are also tasked with representing student interests on a local, state, and national level;

WHEREAS, The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act seeks to provide undocumented young people the chance to earn permanent residency and eventually citizenship if: they graduate from U.S. high schools, have been in the country at least five years continuously, meet educational or military service stipulations, and maintain good moral character;

WHEREAS, The Public Health Community Project for Immigrants at FIU  is a student organization whose mission is to eliminate health disparities that exist in the immigrant communities of South Florida;

WHEREAS, The Public Health Community Project for Immigrants at FIU will be hosting the “DREAM Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future” on November 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM, in AHC3 130 (the new Nursing Building);

WHEREAS, tThe event will be open to the FIU community and provide multiple perspectives on the DREAM Act in an effort to educate the public on how its passage could affect students across the United States;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, Tthat that the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus expresses its support of the DREAM Act Forum: A Conversation on Immigration and Our Future.

In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions:; Status: Submitted.

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 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.

Resolution SR 1041: To Encourage the Passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (D.R.E.A.M) Act

September 2, 2010 Leave a comment
Agenda Item: To Encourage the Passage of the D.R.E.A.M Act Date: September 23, 2010
Committee: Of the Whole
Sponsors: Moses Aluicio, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Joanne Myler, Honors College; William-Jose Velez; College of
Engineering and Computing Senator

To Encourage the Passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (D.R.E.A.M) Act


WHEREAS, The role of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to facilitate the cooperation between the Student Body, Faculty, and Administration, and maintain the interests and concerns of the students, ensuring that their rights and liberties are protected;
WHEREAS, Elected SGA members are also tasked with representing student interests on a local, state, and national level;
WHEREAS, The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act seeks to provide undocumented young people the chance to earn permanent residency and eventually citizenship if: they graduate from U.S. high schools, have been in the country at least five years continuously, meet educational or military service stipulations, and maintain good moral character;
WHEREAS, The passage of the DREAM Act would benefit over 192,000 undocumented youths in the State of Florida by allowing them to pursue a post-secondary education;
WHEREAS, All young people who are willing to put in the hard work have the right to legally obtain an education;
WHEREAS, The DREAM Act needs Congress’ immediate attention and approval;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus supports the review and passage of the DREAM Act.
In favor: 17; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 0; Status: Signed.

Council Bill SR 1028: To remove existing contradictions in the SGC-MMC Statutes regarding the establishment of the Finance Committee Chairperson

May 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: To remove existing contradictions to the SGC-MMC Statutes regarding the establishment of the Finance Committee Chairperson

Date: May 10, 2010

Committee: N/A

Sponsors: Moses Aluicio, College of Arts and Sciences; Joanne Michelle Myler, Honors College; Your browser may not support display of this image. Daniel Gonzalez, College of Arts and Sciences; Your browser may not support display of this image. Daniela Gonzalez, Senator at Large;

To remove existing contradictions in the SGC-MMC Statutes regarding the establishment of the Finance Committee Chairperson

SECTION I. Short Title

This bill may be cited as “Finance Committee Chair Establishment Process of 2010”

SECTION II. Removing the Finance Committee Chairperson Selection from section 5.01 Committee Structure, due to its conflict with Section 3.02, subsection iii.

Section 5.01 Committee Structure

(a) The Standing Committees of the SGC-MMC Senate shall be the Finance Committee, Rules, Legislation and Judiciary Committee, Student Advocacy Committee, Operational Review Committee and Internal Affairs Committee. It shall be the duty of these committees to present items for discussion and present solutions to the SGC-MMC Senate. These committees are to be chaired by SGC-MMC Senators.

(i) All SGC-MMC Senators must serve on at least one Standing Committee.

(ii) Committee Chairpersons, with the exception of the Finance Committee Chairperson (see Section 3.02, subsection iii), shall be chosen through an application process and appointed by a simple majority vote of the Senate. A Chairperson may be removed from office by a majority vote of the Senate, or by Judicial review.

(iii) A Chairperson may be removed from office by a majority vote of the Senate, or by Judicial review.

(iv) Each committee will be responsible for the selection of a vice-chairperson who is voted upon by the individual members of each committee during its first meeting.

(v) Committees shall meet at least twice a month to conduct business. Attendance and minutes shall be recorded by the vice chair-person, distributed and filed with the

Clerk of Council in the SGC-MMC office within 48 hours of the meeting’s adjournment.

(vi) Committee size, excluding the Finance Committee, shall be determined by the SGC-MMC Senate.

(vii) Committee chairpersons shall be expected to present a report to the Senate following each meeting. In their absence a Vice Chairperson or any other member should present the report.

(viii) Any official decisions and/or projects, initiatives and measures made by a Committee must be brought before the Senate for approval.

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

Council Bill SR 1025: To assert the separation of powers between the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Agenda Item: To assert the separation of powers between the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Date: May 3rd, 2010
Committee: of the Whole
Sponsors: William-Jose Velez, College of Engineering and Computing Senator; Joanne Myler, Honors College Senator; Hector Mujica, College of Business Administration Senator;


To assert the separation of powers between the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

SECTION I. Short Title
This bill may be cited as the “Separation of Powers Act of 2010”

SECTION II. Elimination of Section 6.2 Finance Committee Composition of the Finance Code
Section 6.2 Finance Committee Composition
6.2.1 Membership

  1. The Finance Committee shall consist of six voting members plus the SGC Comptroller. Each member shall have one (1) vote. The committee will consist of the following:
    1. One graduate student representative.
    2. One lower division representative.
    3. One Representative at-Large.
    4. Three representatives from the remaining members of the SGC Council.

All representatives are nominated by the SGC President and Comptroller.

If a finance committee member has been removed, the President and Comptroller shall elect an alternate to replace outgoing voting member. The alternate will become a permanent-voting member.
The SGA Senior Accountant Manager, the VPSA and the SGC President shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Finance Committee, and shall have all rights of regular members, except he or she may not vote.
6.2.2 Eligibility, Appointment, and Removal from the Committee
The SGC President and Vice President are ineligible to be voting members of the committee.
Elected SGA Standing Council Officers, Governing Council, Project Directors, and their Assistants shall be ineligible to be members of the committee due to inherent conflicts of interest.
The terms of the Finance Committee and the Comptroller members shall be one (1) fiscal year.
Vacancies on the Committee shall be appointed by the President and Comptroller.

SECTION III. Specifying that only Senators shall serve on the Senate Finance Committee
Section 6.3 Finance Committee Duties and Responsibilities
6.3.1 Finance Committee
The Finance Committee shall be comprised of Finance Committee Chairperson, the SGC Comptroller and five additional students Senators appointed through a majority vote of the SGA Senate.

In favor: 16; Opposed: 2; Abstentions: 0; Status: Signed