Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee

MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2:15 PM in Room 1A of the LOB

The meeting was called to order at 2:15 PM by Chairwoman, Rep. Janowski C. 056.

The following committee members were present:

Senators:

Crisco J. S17; Doyle P. S09; Duff B. S25; Fasano L. S34; Hartley J. S15; Kane R. S32; Looney M. S11

   

Representatives:

Berger J. 073; Buck-Taylor C. 067; Camillo F. 151; Dargan S. 115; Godfrey B. 110; Janowski C. 056; Vargas E. 006

   

Absent were:

 
   

Senators:

Guglielmo A. S35

   

Representatives:

Albis J. 099; Giegler J. 138; Perillo J. 113

The Chair entertained a motion to accept the nomination of Bonnie Reemsnyder, of Old Lyme, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors. Senator Hartley made the motion which was seconded by Representative Vargas and passed on a roll call to vote. The vote passed unanimously.

The Chair entertained a motion to accept the nomination of Erik Clemons, of New Haven, to be a member of the State Board of Education. Representative Vargas made the motion which was seconded by Representative Janowski and passed on a roll call to vote.

The Chair entertained a motion to accept the nomination of William Davenport, of Litchfield, to be a member of the State Board of Education. Representative Buck-Taylor made the motion which was seconded by Representative Vargas and passed on a roll call to vote. The vote passed unanimously.

The Chair entertained a motion to accept the nomination of Malia Sieve, of Norwich, to be a member of the State Board of Education. Representative Vargas made the motion which was seconded by Senator Hartley and passed on a roll call to vote. The vote passed unanimously.

The Chair entertained a motion to accept the nomination of Timothy J Noel-Sullivan, of Hartford, to be a nonvoting member of the State Board of Education. Representative Vargas made the motion which was seconded by Representative Buck-Taylor and passed on a roll call to vote. The vote passed unanimously.

The Chair entertained a motion to accept the nomination of Susannah Beyl, of West Haven, to be a nonvoting member of the State Board of Education. Representative Dargan made the motion which was seconded by Representative Buck-Taylor and passed on a roll call to vote. The vote passed unanimously.

The Chair entertained a motion to accept the nomination of Henry W. Juan III, of Greenwich, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority. Representative Buck-Taylor made the motion which was seconded by Representative Godfrey and passed on a roll call to vote. The vote passed unanimously.

The Chair entertained a motion to accept the nomination of John S. Johnson, of Old Lyme, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors. Representative Buck-Taylor made the motion which was seconded by Representative Godfrey and passed on a roll call to vote. The vote passed unanimously.

The Chair entertained a motion to accept the nomination of Mark Ojakian, of West Hartford, to be a member of the New England Board of Higher Education. Representative Vargas made the motion which was seconded by Representative Godfrey and passed on a roll call to vote. The vote passed unanimously.

Senator Kane noted that he had deep concerns about the nomination of Erik Clemons to the State Board of Education. Mr. Clemons, the CEO of a non-profit whom the State Board of Education gave a large contract to, if approved, would become a member of the same board which gave him the contract, said Senator Kane. The senator noted that because of this conflict of interest, he would be voting negative on Mr. Clemon's appointment.

Representative Dargan noted that he was very impressed with both of the nonvoting, student nominees to the State Board of Education, Susannah Beyl and Timothy J Noel-Sullivan. He said we should be proud of these students for being involved in their community, and that their interest in the State Board of Education shows how important public education is to them.

A motion was duly made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 PM.

Valentina Mehmeti

Deputy Clerk