.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 860 as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 137.0246, subdivision 2, is amended to
Subd. 2. Regent nomination joint committee.
(a) The joint legislative committee
consists of the members of the higher education budget and policy divisions in each house
of the legislature. The chairs of the divisions from each body shall be cochairs of the
joint legislative committee. A majority of the members from each house is a quorum of
the joint committee.
(b) By February 28 of each odd-numbered year, or at a date agreed to by concurrent
resolution, the joint legislative committee shall meet to consider
the advisory council's
recommendations for regent of the University of Minnesota for possible presentation to a
joint convention of the legislature.
(c) The joint committee may recommend to the joint convention candidates
recommended by the advisory council and the other candidates
nominated by the joint
committee. A candidate
other than those recommended by the advisory council
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. 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 may recommend no more than
for each vacancy. In recommending nominees, the joint committee must
consider the needs of the board of regents and the balance of the board membership with
respect to gender, racial, and ethnic composition.
(d) The joint committee must meet twice, approximately one week apart. The first
1.26 meeting is for the purpose of interviewing candidates and recommending candidates for
2.1 the joint committee to consider. The second meeting is for the purpose of voting for
2.2 candidates for recommendation to the joint convention.
Sec. 2. REPEALER.
2.4Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 137.0245, is repealed.
Amend the title accordingly