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HF 2130

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/08/2012 12:05pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; prohibiting certain officials from serving on the
University of Minnesota Board of Regents or Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities system for a limited time;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2010, section 136F.02, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 137.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 136F.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

The board consists of 15 members appointed by the
governor, including three members who are students who have attended an institution for
at least one year and are currently enrolled at least half time in a degree, diploma, or
certificate program in an institution governed by the board. The student members shall
include one member from a community college, one member from a state university, and
one member from a technical college. One member representing labor must be appointed
after considering the recommendations made under section 136F.045. The governor
is not bound by the recommendations. Appointments to the board are with the advice
and consent of the senate. At least one member of the board must be a resident of each
congressional district. All other members must be appointed to represent the state at large.
In selecting appointees, the governor must consider the needs of the board of trustees and
the balance of the board membership with respect to labor and business representation
and racial, gender, geographic, and ethnic composition.

A commissioner of a state agency may not serve as a member of the board.new text begin A
former member of the legislature may not serve as a member of the board for a period of
two years after leaving legislative office.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to individuals appointed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [137.0231] FORMER LEGISLATORS ON BOARD OF REGENTS;
LIMITATION.
new text end

new text begin A former member of the legislature may not serve on the Board of Regents for a
period of two years after leaving legislative office.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to individuals elected to the Board of Regents on or after that date.
new text end