The UF Student Senate has five standing committees which are tasked with carrying out various tasks within Senate, such as allocating funds, reviewing bills before they go to the floor and planning outreach events on campus. Each committee has nine members and are led by a chair who is selected by the Replacement and Agenda Committee, which is chaired by the Senate President Pro Tempore. Every week, each chair gives an update on the current events within the committee as they are pertinent to Senate’s inner-workings.

The Budget & Appropriations Committee examines, amends as needed, and reports to the Senate the Activity and Service Fee Budget. The committee further examines, amends as needed and reports to the Senate on all student organization operational and travel budgets.

Chair: Elizabeth Hartzog

Members:
Jeff Fondeur
Olivia Green
Catherine Giordano
Robert Pancione
Kyle Fohrman
Camille Console
Alexander Kapke
Joseph Kwan

 

Open Seats: 0

The Information & Communication Committee organizes Senate social events, administers orientation sessions for new Senators, and is responsible for Senate’s public relations efforts.

Chair: Shannon Locasio

Members:
Elizabeth Hartzog
Jewelia Bradley
Jason Scheuer
Samantha Nukala
Georgia Seacrest
Madeline Wright
Alexander Kapke
Darren Peters

Open Seats: 0

The Judiciary Standing Committee reviews all non-budgetary bills, resolutions, and proposed constitutional amendments submitted to the Senate. The committee reviews the qualifications of all executive nominations to the judicial branch, determining if they are qualified to hold said office. Judiciary also reviews the constitutions of any student organization requesting special allocations or requesting or again receiving an annual budget.

Chair: Noah Fineberg

Members:
Shannon Locascio
Aaron Lazar
Georgia Seacrest
Adeel Markatia
Casey Mason
Olivia Potthast
Andrew Priest
Donald Page

Open Seats: 0

The Replacement & Agenda Committee consists of the Senate President Pro Tempore, the Senate President, the leader of each political party or coalition, and two members representing the Senate at-large. The committee prepares the agenda for regular senate meetings, recommends the membership of the other standing committees and replacement Senators to fill any vacant seats.

Chair: Blake Robinson, Senate President Pro-Tempore
senatepresidentprotempore@sg.ufl.edu

Vice Chair: Catherine Giordano, Member-at-Large

Members:

Aaron Arriaga, Member-at-Large
Jason Scheuer, Majority Party Leader
Franco Luis, Senate President

Open Seats: 0

The Rules & Ethics Standing Committee reviews all absence excuses and recommends action on these excuses to the Senate. The committee enforces constituency requirements and collects all voting records at meetings of the Senate.

Chair: Annabelle Groux

Members:
Santiago Clavijo-Gomez
Akash Patel
Aaron Arriaga
Blake Bradford
Alexander Aldazabal
Zachary Roher
Tyler Greep
John Hazzard

Open Seats: 0