Senate Minutes 9/6/07

USG Senate

Minutes of September 6th, 2007 Meeting in SAC 303

Meeting called to order at 7:47 pm

Presiding Officer:  Executive Vice President Nathan Shapiro

Recording Secretary:  Esam Al-Shareffi


Senator Brian Bader                                                     Present

Senator Eric Connor                                                     Present

Senator Brian Desrosias                                                Present

Senator Steve Elardo                                                    Present

Senator Kyle Grogan                                                    Present

Senator Leontiy Kamenetskiy                                       Present

Senator John Kriscenski                                               Present

Senator Thomas Lombardo                                          Present

Senator Alexander Markow                                          Present

Senator Christopher Pitera                                            Present

Senator Nirmala Ramsaran                                           Present

Senator Suhas Sreeharshan                                           Present

Senator Blake Wind                                                     Present

Agenda item 1.0 – Attendance

The recording secretary took attendance (see above.)

Agenda item 2.0 – Nominations for President Pro-Tempore (PPT)

Nominees:  Senator Markow and Senator Wind

Motion by Senator Kriscenski to “hold PPT vote by secret ballot.”

Decision:  PASSES without objection.

Motion by Senator Elardo “to postpone PPT election until next meeting.”

Decision:  PASSES by hand vote.

Motion by Senator Wind (and successfully amended by Senator Kriscenski) “to grant the Chair the power to appoint committees and do all other PPT responsibilities, until the end of the next meeting.”

Decision:  PASSES by unanimous consent.

Agenda item 3.0 – Purchase of Robert’s Rules of Order Books

Motion by Senator Sreeharshan “to allocate the funds necessary to purchase ‘Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised – In Brief’ for all Senators.”

Decision:  PASSES by voice vote.

Agenda item 4.0 – Open Agenda

Several Senators made various remarks and comments.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Minutes prepared by:  Esam Al-Shareffi on September 8, 2007


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