Treasure Coast Rep Says: “You can’t do that!”

Although the biggest Student Government meetings happen in Boca, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing going on at the other campuses. The Treasure Coast campus has its own governor, Lauren Egan, and six house reps.

Below’s a cute little e-mail exchange between two of them: Representative Christopher Torres and TC House Speaker Carmela Innamorato, who apparently went from a write-in candidate during the September election to an immediate leadership role.

>Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 12:53 AM

Dear Treasure Coast Campus Speaker of the House,

Please read Statute 458.210.

Statute 458.700 does not apply to House members for meetings in which quorum were not met. As Speaker of the House, you are well aware that quorum is established as 50% plus one of the membership rounded up.

Without quorum, the meeting never existed. Any and all business discussed or decided upon during a meeting which never happened is null and void. Consequently, any member deemed “resigned from office” for missing two meetings where quorum was not met would still be in office.

But keep up the good work. Very ambitious. Good for you.

-Chris Torres

Her response:

>Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 11:04 AM

Christopher,

I believe I have an understanding of the Statutes and my support of my former email still stands. If you still disagree, your next step would be to submit a formal petition to the student court.

Thank you.

I appreciate hearing from you. =]

Carmela Innamorato

Sounds like she’s trying to kick someone out of the House. I’ll look into it and get back to you.

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2 Responses to “Treasure Coast Rep Says: “You can’t do that!””

  1. Most readers will look at this and (sadly) have no clue what you are talking about.

    The “Rules and Policies” Chairperson has the sole authority to kick a member of SG out for non-compliance of this rule. Unless Carmela is the R&P chair (or is fucking the R&P chair) her “opinion” is inconsequential. Book it. Done.

    Now, if she is the R&P chair, she still cannot discharge the member for missing any number of meetings if in fact those meetings did not achieve quorum. There is no such thing as a quorum-less meeting; that is an “oxymoron”.

    If there was never quorum, it can be proved, AND it can be proved that the R&P chair is/was aware yet still dismissed a SG member, the person whom dismissed (or attempted to dismiss) the SG member can be held accountable.

    I wouldn’t go through the court first however. I would first shoot a letter to Terry Mena and ask him to quash this before the court has to get weighed down in this retardedness.

  2. You might consider doing your research (“I’ll look into…”) and forming your opinions (“Sounds like…”) BEFORE you write your piece! And hopefully in the correct order, at that.

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