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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 26, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION


HOUSE HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MEETING JOINTLY WITH

SENATE HIGHER EDUCATION BUDGET AND POLICY DIVISION


MINUTES


Representative Tom Rukavina, Co-Chair of the House Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division, called the joint meeting to order at 1:17 P.M. on Thursday, February 26, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

House Members present:


Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Bly, David, Vice-Chair
Anderson, Sarah
Brynaert, Kathy
Clark, Karen
Dettmer, Bob
Downey, Keith
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
Mahoney, Tim
McFarlane, Carol
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Obermueller, Mike
Poppe, Jeanne
Reinert, Roger
Slocum, Linda
Welti, Andy

House Members excused:

Atkins, Joe

Senate Members Present:

Pappas, Sandy, Chair
Sheran, Kathy, Vice Chair
Clark, Tarryl
Cohen, Richard
Erickson-Ropes, Sharon
Koering, Paul
Latz, Ron
Lynch, Ann
Michel, Geoff
Robling, Claire
Senjem, David
Tomassoni, David
Wiger, Chuck
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Joint Meeting
January 26, 2009
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A quorum was present.

Co-Chair Rukavina announced the first item on the agenda would be to adopt the Rules Governing Selection of Regent Candidates, a copy of which was provided in member’s packets.

Co-Chair Rukavina invited David Fisher, Chair, Regent Candidate Advisory Council, to begin his presentation.

David Fisher, Chair, Regent Candidate Advisory Council, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding the Council.

Questions and discussion followed.

Co-Chair Rukavina reviewed the Rules.

Co-Chair Pappas moved adoption of the Rules Governing Selection of Regent Candidates.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Haws nominated Regent John Frobenius as a candidate for the Sixth Congressional District seat on the Board of Regents. Representative Dettmer, Senator Clark and Senator Senjem seconded the motion.

Co-Chair Rukavina asked for a show of hands. THE MOTION PREVAILED. REGENT FROBENIUS WAS NOMINATED AS A CANDIDATE FOR THE SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

Co-Chair Rukavina noted that all members had a copy of an email report from the 4th Congressional District Caucus members indicating their support for Richard Beeson for the Fourth Congressional District seat on the Board of Regents.

Representative Poppe reported that the First Congressional District Caucus members had met and that they would present their report at the next meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2009.

Co-Chair Rukavina invited the First Congressional District Regent candidates forward to begin their presentations.

Patricia Simmons, current Regent and candidate from the First Congressional District, introduced herself and made her presentation to the Joint Committee.

Randy Simonson, candidate from the First Congressional District, introduced himself and made his presentation to the Joint Committee.

Questions and discussion followed.

Co-Chair Rukavina invited the Seventh Congressional District Regent candidates forward to begin their presentations.

Clyde Allen, current Regent and candidate from the Seventh Congressional District, introduced himself and made his presentation to the Joint Committee.

Anne Rasmusson, candidate from the Seventh Congressional District, introduced herself and made her presentation to the Joint Committee.

Questions and discussion followed.

Co-Chair Rukavina invited the Sixth Congressional District Regent candidates forward to begin their presentations.

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February 26, 2009
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John Frobenius, current Regent and candidate from the Sixth Congressional District, introduced himself and made his presentation to the Joint Committee.

Kjell Bergh, candidate from the Sixth Congressional District, introduced himself and made his presentation to the Joint Committee.

Kathryn Roberts, candidate from the Sixth Congressional District, introduced herself and made her presentation to the Joint Committee.

Questions and discussion followed.

Co-Chair Rukavina invited the Fourth Congressional District Regent candidates forward to begin their presentations.

Anita Pampusch, candidate from the Fourth Congressional District, introduced herself and made her presentation to the Joint Committee.

Richard Beeson, candidate from the Fourth Congressional District, introduced himself and made her presentation to the Joint Committee.

Questions and discussion followed.

Co-Chair Rukavina announced the next meeting time and place.

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.


Representative Tom Rukavina, Co-Chair


Senator Sandy Pappas, Co-Chair



Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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Interviews and recommendations for Regent elections.
05:34 - Gavel, and introductory remarks.
19:44 - Question and answer period:.
20:05 - First Congressional District candidates.
45:13 - Seventh Congressional District candidates.
1:00:44 - Sixth Congressional District candidates.
1:26:10 - Fourth Congressional District candidates.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.


Regent Elections: Joint committee interviews and recommendations