UCF's Student Government Association holds public, weekly senate meetings in the Student Union's Key West ballroom every Thursday at 7 p.m. during the spring and fall semesters. For the summer 2016 semester, SGA's Senate will convene at 7 p.m. on May 26, June 9 and 23, every Thursday in July and August 4.
You can keep up to date on today's proceedings with the live blog below.
SGA's first Senate meeting of the summer 2016 semester is called to order.
Roll call of SGA Senate is performed.
Student Body President Christopher Clemente announces new students who have been appointed to cabinet positions. Clemente announces that gender-neutral bathrooms will soon be added to the Student Union, there are plans to expand the bike share program with an additional 12 bikes, and SGA has bought more pink scantrons with the previous administration's surplus money. In response to a senator's question on whether such bathrooms will be added to the library. Clemente says that the "Student Union is just the starting point."
Senator Jacob Milich asks SGA president Christopher Clemente to comment on the ongoing accusation of SGA not being a real, student government.
7: 09 pm
" ...As long as we can allocate funds to students, as long as the executive branch can host programs and educate students ...I can sleep well at night so as long as I can do my job, I'm okay ... I feel debated right now to give public comment on that issue, but I'm willing to talk to you more about that, but as we all know, it's a complex issue ..." Clemente said in response to Milich's question.
FAO hasn't spent any money this month. However, next month, (June), will be used to train new members for new allocations predicted to come in July.
SGA is on a caucus break and will readjourn at 7:21 p.m.
SGA Senate meeting is readjourned.
Anthony Minute is voted in as the Internal Legislative Assistant.
SGA senators vote in Alexandra Peksens as the new external legislative assistant.
Sharon Behar makes her pitches for the position of Deputy Pro Tempore of Senate Operations.
Sharon Behar is voted in as the new Deputy Pro Tempore of Senate Operations. Amber Mariano presents her pitch for the role of Deputy Pro Tempore of Legislative Affairs.
SGA Speaker of the Senate Crystian Cepeda announces that the next Senate meetings on June 9 and June 23 will meet at 8 p.m., instead of 7 p.m.
Roll call is performed. SGA senate meeting is adjourned.
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