Legislative update [September 23, 2011 edition]

This update by UP reporter Dylan Bouscher:

New members of the Boca House of Representatives were sworn in on Sept 23.

Highlights from the meeting:

Boris Bastidas reelected as House Speaker for Fall term (31 Yes, 1 No)

Kevin Varela reelected Pro-Tempore for Fall Term (Unanimous approval, won by default, lacked opposition)

Rep. Justin Wu objected to approving minutes of Sept. 9 meeting, claiming that pages were missing from the agenda. Bastidas immediately moved to a roll call vote on objection to approve minutes. Despite discrepancy pointed out by Wu and a “No” vote from Bastidas himself, who admitted there may have been an error made, minutes approved in vote of 20 Yes; 12 No.

SBP & VP Report given by Exec. Asst. Jason Edwards.

Rep. Wu spoke passionately about SG President Ayden Maher’s absence, concluding with “Ayden is our representative to the Board of Trustees, Not the Board’s representative to us!” The last House meeting Maher attended in person was in July.

Rep. Wu pointed out that Allen West’s wife serves on FAU’s Board of Trustees, and the House’s recently failed efforts to change sexual orientation language in Reg 5.010 relate back to West.

Promotion of the College Shirt Swap on Oct. 4th (Exchange a non-FAU college shirt for a new FAU shirt)

Proposal of a bobble head handout during the first game at the new FAU Football Stadium

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