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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This joint resolution of the Legislature proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to
11 modify provisions relating to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This resolution proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to:
14 . require the Governor's approval and the Senate's consent for an appointment of the
15 State Superintendent of Public Instruction; and
16 . authorize the Governor, after consultation with the State Board of Education, to
17 terminate the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
18 Special Clauses:
19 This resolution directs the lieutenant governor to submit this proposal to voters.
20 This resolution provides a contingent effective date of January 1, 2015 for this proposal.
21 Utah Constitution Sections Affected:
23 ARTICLE X, SECTION 3
25 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, two-thirds of all members elected to each
26 of the two houses voting in favor thereof:
27 Section 1. It is proposed to amend Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3, to read:
28 Article X, Section 3. [State Board of Education.]
29 The general control and supervision of the public education system shall be vested in a
30 State Board of Education. The membership of the board shall be established and elected as
31 provided by statute. The State Board of Education shall, with the approval of the Governor and
32 the consent of the Senate, appoint a State Superintendent of Public Instruction who shall be the
33 executive officer of the board. The Governor may, after consultation with the State Board of
34 Education, terminate the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
35 Section 2. Submittal to voters.
36 The lieutenant governor is directed to submit this proposed amendment to the voters of
37 the state at the next regular general election in the manner provided by law.
38 Section 3. Contingent effective date.
39 If the amendment proposed by this joint resolution is approved by a majority of those
40 voting on it at the next regular general election, the amendment shall take effect on January 1,
Legislative Review Note
as of 8-15-12 1:48 PM