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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.

7:00- Meeting is called to order.

7:01- Roll call. Twenty four senators are present out of twenty nine total.

7:02- Announcements from the president. Clemente spoke at a Black Lives Matter event. Said that UCF will not partner with UF for a ride sharing service.

7:04- Remarks from Vice President. New cabinet members will begin work tomorrow.

7:05- Comptroller's report.

7:27- Bill 48-73 moves into debate before final voting. The bill will provide funding to fifteen members of The International Relations Club to travel to the Arab-US Policymakers Conference in Washington, D.C.

7:29- Bill 48-73 passes unanimously.

7:30- Moves into second reading of Bill 48-79. This bill will provide funding for eighteen members of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society- Student Chapter to travel to the 2016 International Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in Washington, D.C. from September 19 through September 23.

7:35- Bill moves into debate session. The bill passes.

7:40- Moves into second reading of Bill 48-80. The bill will provide funding for three members of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society- Student Chapter to travel to the 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology in Nice, France from September 28-30. The bill passes unanimously.

7:46- Moves into second reading of Bill 48-81. The bill will provide funding to thirty members of Financial Management Association to travel to the Trader's Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, from November 16-18.

7:51- Bill moves into question and answer session.

7:56- Question and answer time is extended. Senate members have multiple questions about the cost breakdown of the proposed hotel room and offer alternative hotel options.

8:10- With a vote count of thirteen to twelve the amendment passes to lower the amount of funding proposed to be allocated for the bill.

8:17- Moves into second reading of Bill 48-82. The bill would provide funding to twelve members of the Young Investors Club to travel to the Trader's Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 16-18.

8:28- The bill moves into debate.

8:34- Senate votes to create amendments. The amendments lower the amount of funding proposed to be allocated for the bill.

8:36- Debate is extended for two minutes.

8:38- The amendments pass.

8:41- Moves into second reading of Bill 48-83. The bill would provide funding for the Asian Pacific American Coalition to host the APAC Assembly in the Pegasus Grand Ballroom on August 27, 2016.

8:45- Question session begins.

8:49- The bill goes into debate.

8:57- There is a motion to vote on the bill.

8:58- With a vote count of 23-2-0 the bill passes the second reading.

9:00- The bill moves into third reading.

9:00- Motion to vote.

9:01- The bill passes.

9:07- Confirmations begin.

9:08- Kevin Young gives a speech outlining his qualifications to become Special Projects Manager.

9:16- Thomas (Aric) Hawkins gives a speech outlining his qualifications to become Justice in Seat 5.

9:18- Kevin Young is confirmed as Special Projects Manager.

9:19- Taylor Scimeca gives a speech outlining her qualifications to become Justice in Seat 7.

9:23- Thomas (Aric) Hawkins is confirmed as Justice for Seat 7.

9:24- Jennifer Sturman gives a speech outlining her qualifications to become Justice in Seat 8.

9:26- Taylor Scimeca is confirmed as Justice for Seat 7.

9:26- Scott Gerstel gives a speech outlining his qualifications to become a senator for the College of Sciences in Seat 1.

9:31-Jennifer Sturman is confirmed as Justice for Seat 8.

9:32- Allison Moss gives a speech outlining her qualifications to become a senator for the College of Sciences in Seat 4.

9:35- Scott Gerstel is confirmed as a senator for the College of Sciences in Seat 1.

9:36- Theresa Thong gives a speech outlining her qualifications to become a senator for the College of Health and Public Affairs in Seat 1.

9:41- Allison Moss is confirmed as a senator for the College of Sciences in Seat 4.

9:42- Theresa Thong is confirmed as a senator for the College of Health and Public Affairs in Seat 1.

9:43- Senator Jacob Milich reintroduces his three legislative bills, Bill 48-75, 48-76, and 48-77.

9:47- Debate begins.

9:52- Joshua Bolona says that more transparency in SGA in the form of open meetings will improve SGA.

9:54- Milich says that cameras and open door policies ensure accountability from SGA leaders.

9:57- There is a move to vote. The bills pass.

10:11- There is a period of debate for an amendment to Bill 48-84 proposed by Senator Milich. The amendment states that The Supervisor of Elections, Assistant Supervisor of Elections, and Elections Commissioners may not hold any appointed SGA position until one year after the date of resignation or the two year term has ended.

10:14- The amendment is called to a vote and passes 19-5-0.

10:16- Bill 48-85 passes. It shows the total breakdown of senators in different colleges.

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Jillian James is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. She can be reached at jillianj@centralfloridafuture.com

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