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Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - May 07, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

MINUTES

Representative Nornes and Senator Michelle Fischbach, Co-chair of the Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Joint Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:34 AM on May 7, 2018 in Hearing Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
BERNARDY, Connie
WHELAN, Abigail

A quorum was present.

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 1:

Presentations:
Mary Davenport, Regent Candidate
Brooks Edwards, Regent Candidate
Jeanne Hankerson, Regent Candidate
Wendy Shannon, Regent Candidate
Randy Simonson, Regent Candidate

Representative Albright moved to suspend the joint committee rules and extend an additional 10 minutes and limit the answers to 1 minute. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Votes:
Davenport – 4 House, 4 Senate
Edwards – 2 House, 3 Senate
Hankerson – 1 House, 0 Senate
Shannon – 3 House, 1 Senate
Simonson – 4 House, 1 Senate
Absent/No Vote – 2 House, 0 Senate

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

Second Vote:
Davenport – 4 House, 4 Senate
Edwards – 2 House, 3 Senate
Shannon – 3 House, 1 Senate
Simonson – 5 House, 1 Senate
Absent/No Vote – 2 House, 0 Senate

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

Third Vote:
Davenport – 6 House, 4 Senate
Edwards – 3 House, 4 Senate
Simonson – 5 House, 1 Senate
Absent/No Vote – 2 House, 0 Senate

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

Fourth Vote:
Davenport – 7 House, 5 Senate
Edwards – 7 House, 4 Senate
Absent/No Vote – 2 House, 0 Senate

Representative Zerwas moved to suspend the joint committee rules to recommended two regent candidates. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Joint Committee recommended Mary Davenport and Brooks Edwards for the 1st Congressional District.

The Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Joint Committee meeting was adjourned at 10:57 AM.



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Representative Bud Nornes, Chair



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Princesa Baltazar, Committee Legislative Assistant
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The Joint Committee will recommend a nominee for the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to be presented to a Joint Convention of the Legislature.
Introductory remarks and Adoption of Rules.
02:49 - Presentations by candidates for 1st Congressional District seat:.
• Mary Davenport.
• Brooks Edwards.
• Jeanne Hankerson.
• Wendy Shannon.
• Randy Simonson.
18:40 - Questioning of candidates.
1:05:07 - Voting on candidates.
Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes.


The Joint Committee will recommend a nominee for the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to be presented to a Joint Convention of the Legislature.