Legislative Update: July 5th, 2013

Here’s a report of the July 5, 2013 Boca House of Representatives meeting. this report is brought to you by UP reporter Christopher Jorge Massana.

The Boca House of Representatives met the day after Independence Day to discuss upcoming events and a resolution honoring FAU’s military veterans.

The House, with only 15 members present, after hearing the reports from program heads and the chairs of its internal committees, heard Representative Didier Ortiz introduce BRHR-13-09 “Honoring the Veterans Who Have Fought For Our Freedoms.”

“This bill, which I hope everyone will sponsor… recognizes their sacrifice,” Representative Ortiz said, “…and recommends the Campus Action Committee to consider several actions through which SG may honor our veterans.”

BRHR-13-09 was voted on by the House the same day it was introduced, and passed with a unanimous vote of 15-0.

Student Body President Peter Amirato was not present initially during the meeting and thus was unable to deliver his regular report to the House at his assigned time, though he did arrive later in the meeting (along with Vice President Patrick Callahan and Boca Campus Govrnor Charles Berichi) and delivered his report during the House’s open forum.

During his report, Amirato discussed a new plan to bring students to in-state football away games, and announced open positions on several committees that the president is tasked with filling. President Amirato also announced that he will be absent from next Friday’s House meeting, as would Gov. Berichi, as they will be attending a leadership conference in Denver.

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