ARTICLE IV - ELECTIONS OF REGENTS
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.