Subdivision 1. Members.
The partnership shall be governed by a board of 12 directors.
Subd. 2. Appointment.
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board consists of: seven
members appointed by the governor, the commissioner of employment and economic
development, the chancellor, or the chancellor's designee, of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities, the president, or the president's designee, of the University of Minnesota, and
two nonlegislator members, one appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the senate
Committee on Rules and Administration and one appointed by the speaker of the house. If the
chancellor or the president of the university makes a designation under this subdivision, the
designee must have experience in technical education. Four of the appointed members must
be members of the governor's Workforce Development Council, of whom two must represent
organized labor and two must represent business and industry. One of the appointed members
must be a representative of a nonprofit organization that provides workforce development or
job training services.
Subd. 3. Qualifications.
Members must have expertise in, and be representative of the
following fields of education, job skills training, labor, business, and government.
Subd. 4. Chair.
The chair shall be appointed by the governor.
Subd. 5. Terms.
The terms of appointed members shall be for four years except for the initial
appointments. The initial appointments of the governor shall have the following terms: two
members each for one, two, three, and four years. No member shall serve more than two terms,
and no person shall be appointed after December 31, 2001, for any term that would cause that
person to serve a total of more than eight years on the board. Compensation for board members is
as provided in section
15.0575, subdivision 3
Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1987 c 386 art 10 s 7
; 1987 c 401 s 39
Subd. 7. Offices.
The Department of Employment and Economic Development shall provide
office space and staff to the Job Skills Partnership Board for the execution of its duties. The board
shall hire an executive director to assist in carrying out its duties.
Subd. 8. Board meetings.
(a) If compliance with section
is impractical, the
Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board may conduct a meeting of its members by telephone or
other electronic means so long as the following conditions are met:
(1) all members of the board participating in the meeting, wherever their physical location,
can hear one another and can hear all discussion and testimony;
(2) members of the public present at the regular meeting location of the board can hear
clearly all discussion and testimony and all votes of members of the board and, if needed, receive
those services required by sections
(3) at least one member of the board is physically present at the regular meeting location; and
(4) all votes are conducted by roll call, so each member's vote on each issue can be identified
(b) Each member of the board participating in a meeting by telephone or other electronic
means is considered present at the meeting for purposes of determining a quorum and participating
in all proceedings.
(c) If telephone or other electronic means is used to conduct a meeting, the board, to the
extent practical, shall allow a person to monitor the meeting electronically from a remote location.
The board may require the person making such a connection to pay for documented marginal
costs that the board incurs as a result of the additional connection.
(d) If telephone or other electronic means is used to conduct a regular, special, or emergency
meeting, the board shall provide notice of the regular meeting location, of the fact that some
members may participate by telephone or other electronic means, and of the provisions of
paragraph (c). The timing and method of providing notice is governed by section
History: 1983 c 289 s 115 subd 1; 1983 c 334 s 3,7; 1984 c 544 s 84; 1984 c 642 s 3;
1Sp1985 c 14 art 9 s 5,75; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 312 art 1 s 26 subd 2; 1987 c 384 art 3 s 27; 1987
c 386 art 10 s 2-5,8; 1987 c 401 s 36; 1989 c 335 art 1 s 165,166,270; 1991 c 345 art 1 s 74;
1993 c 363 s 1,2; 1994 c 483 s 1; 1995 c 212 art 4 s 64; 1996 c 395 s 6,7; 1999 c 223 art 2 s
29; art 3 s 1,2; 1Sp2001 c 4 art 2 s 3; 1Sp2003 c 4 s 1; 2005 c 163 s 54; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 4
s 25; 2007 c 13 art 1 s 10