4.01 By February 28 of each odd-numbered year, or at a date agreed to by concurrent resolution, a joint committee shall meet to recommend nominees for regent of the University of Minnesota to be presented to a Joint Convention of the legislature. The members of the joint committee are the members of the senate and house budget and policy divisions on higher education. A majority of the members from each house is a quorum of the joint committee.
The joint committee may recommend to the joint convention candidates recommended by the advisory council and any other candidates nominated by the joint committee. Nominations may be made by committee members only. Nominations must be made for a specified congressional or student seat, or for any at-large seat. In recommending nominees, the joint committee must consider the needs of the University of Minnesota. A candidate other than one recommended by the advisory council may be nominated for consideration by the joint committee only if the nomination receives the support of at least three house of representatives members of the committee and two senate members of the committee. The joint committee must make recommendations for vacancies on the Board of Regents.
The roll shall be called viva voce on the recommendation of regents. A candidate must receive a majority vote of members from the house of representatives and from the senate on the joint committee to be recommended to the joint convention.
The joint committee must meet to interview candidates and recommend candidates to the joint convention.