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HCR 3047 - Establishes a Commission of Higher Education - Key Vote

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Legislation-Concurrent Resolution - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (55-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes a Commission of Higher Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a resolution that submits a constitutional amendment that establishes a 3 member commission of higher education, effective July 1, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a 3 member commission of higher education for overseeing and administering the provision of public higher education at the following sites (Sec. 1):
    • Bismarck;
    • Bottineau;
    • Devils Lake;
    • Dickinson;
    • Fargo;
    • Grand Forks;
    • Mayville;
    • Minot;
    • Valley City;
    • Wahpeton; and 
    • Williston.
  • Requires the governor to appoint each member of the commission from a list of at least 3 nominees agreed upon by (Sec. 1):
    • The Speaker of the House of Representatives;
    • The President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
    • The chief justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court; 
    • The superintendent of public instruction; and
    • A representative of an education interest group selected by 3 of the 4 aforementioned individuals.
  • Requires the 3 member commission of higher education to meet the following characteristics (Sec.1):
    • 1 member must have leadership experience in a private sector business, industry or service;  
    • 1 member must have a professional position within the higher education sector; and
    • Each member must be confirmed by the senate.
  • Authorizes the commission of higher education to have full executive responsibility for the management and operation of the North Dakota university system (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the commission of higher education to hire a president for each institution within the system, and for the presidents to report to the commission (Sec. 1).

 

Legislation-Concurrent Resolution - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (25-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes a Commission of Higher Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that submits a constitutional amendment that establishes a 3 member commission of higher education, effective July 1, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a 3 member commission of higher education for overseeing and administering the provision of public higher education at the following sites (Sec. 1):
    • Bismarck;
    • Bottineau;
    • Devils Lake;
    • Dickinson;
    • Fargo;
    • Grand Forks;
    • Mayville;
    • Minot;
    • Valley City;
    • Wahpeton; and 
    • Williston.
  • Requires the governor to appoint each member of the commission from a list of at least 3 nominees agreed upon by (Sec. 1):
    • The Speaker of the House of Representatives;
    • The President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
    • The chief justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court; 
    • The superintendent of public instruction; and
    • A representative of an education interest group selected by 3 of the 4 aforementioned individuals.
  • Requires the 3 member commission of higher education to meet the following characteristics (Sec.1):
    • 1 member must have leadership experience in a private sector business, industry or service;  
    • 1 member must have a professional position within the higher education sector; and
    • Each member must be confirmed by the senate.
  • Authorizes the commission of higher education to have full executive responsibility for the management and operation of the North Dakota university system (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the commission of higher education to hire a president for each institution within the system, and for the presidents to report to the commission (Sec. 1).

 

Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation-Concurrent Resolution - Bill Failed With Amendment (Senate) (23-24) -
Legislation-Concurrent Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (64-28) -
Legislation-Concurrent Resolution - Introduced (House) -

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