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Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

NINTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 07, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

MINUTES

Representative Nornes and Senator Michelle Fischbach, Co-Chairs of the Higher Education Joint Committee, called the meeting to order at 5:36 PM on February 7, 2017, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NORNES, Bud, Chair
CHRISTENSEN, Drew, Vice Chair
PELOWSKI, Gene, DFL Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
ANSELMO, Dario
BERNARDY, Connie
DANIELS, Brian
HALEY, Barb
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JESSUP, Randy
LIEN, Ben
OMAR, Ilhan
PRYOR, Laurie
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WHELAN, Abigail
ZERWAS, Nick

Representative Nornes moved to adopt the temporary joint rules. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The candidates for the Board of Regents presented to members of the committee.

Congressional District 2:

Representative Christensen nominated Steve Sviggum for Regent in Congressional District 2. THE NOMINATION PREVAILED.

Presentations:
Ian Benson, Regent Candidate
Jim Carter, Regent Candidate
Sandra Krebsbach, Regent Candidate
Steve Sviggum, Regent Candidate

Votes:
Benson – 1 House; 0 Senate
Carter – 0 House; 1 Senate
Krebsbach – 6 House; 3 Senate
Sviggum – 9 House; 5 Senate

The Joint Committee recommended Steve Sviggum from the 2nd Congressional District.

Congressional District 3:

Presentations:
Tom Devine, Regent Candidate
Walter Erickson, Regent Candidate
Darrin Rosha, Regent Candidate
Tammy Lee Stanoch, Regent Candidate

Votes:
Devine – 0 House; 3 Senate
Erickson – 0 House; 0 Senate
Rosha – 11 House; 5 Senate
Stanoch – 5 House; 1 Senate

The Joint Committee recommended Darrin Rosha from the 3rd Congressional District.

Congressional District 8:

Senator Fischbach nominated Becky Hall for Regent in Congressional District 3. THE NOMINATION PREVAILED.

Presentations:
Becky Hall, Regent Candidate
David McMillan, Regent Candidate

Votes:
Hall – 3 House; 3 Senate
McMillan – 13 House; 6 Senate

The Join Committee recommended David McMillan from the 8th Congressional District.

At Large Position:

Representative Bernardy nominated Tammy Lee Stanoch for Regent At Large. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentations:
Tom Devine, Regent Candidate
Kent Molde, Regent Candidate
Ken Powell, Regent Candidate
John Regal, Regent Candidate
Tammy Lee Stanoch, Regent Candidate

First Vote:
Devine – 4 House; 2 Senate
Molde – 1 House; 0 Senate
Powell – 8 House; 5 Senate
Regal – 0 House; 0 Senate
Stanoch – 3 House; 1 Senate

A majority vote was not received. Regal was dropped from the ballot, another vote was taken.

Second Vote:
Devine – 8 House; 5 Senate
Molde – 0 House; 0 Senate
Powell – 8 House; 3 Senate
Stanoch – 0 House; 0 Senate

A majority vote was not received. Molde and Stanoch were dropped from the ballot, another vote was taken.

Third Vote:
Devine – 9 House; 5 Senate
Powell – 7 House; 3 Senate

The Joint Committee recommended Tom Devine for the At Large position.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 PM.



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Representative Bud Nornes, Chair


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Megan Hennen, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Recommend nominees for the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to be presented to a Joint Convention of the Legislature.
01:44 - Comments from the Regent Candidate Advisory Council.
06:06 - Consideration of candidates from Congressional District #2.
33:27 - Consideration of candidates from Congressional District #3.
54:02 - Consideration of candidates from Congressional District #8.
1:20:29 - Consideration of At-Large candidates.
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Recommend nominees for the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to be presented to a Joint Convention of the Legislature.