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S.J.R. 9

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JOINT RESOLUTION - GOVERNANCE OF PUBLIC AND

             2     
HIGHER EDUCATION

             3     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Stuart C. Reid

             6     
House Sponsor: Wayne A. Harper

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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 governance of public and higher education.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This resolution proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to:
             14          .    move the general control and supervision of the public education system from the
             15      State Board of Education to the Governor, as provided by statute, and make
             16      conforming changes; and
             17          .    provide that the Governor has general control and supervision of the higher
             18      education system, as provided by statute.
             19      Special Clauses:
             20          This resolution directs the lieutenant governor to submit this proposal to voters.
             21          This resolution provides a contingent effective date of January 1, 2013, for this
             22      proposal.
             23      Utah Constitution Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          ARTICLE X, SECTION 3
             26          ARTICLE X, SECTION 4
             27     


             28      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, two-thirds of all members elected to each
             29      of the two houses voting in favor thereof:
             30          Section 1. It is proposed to amend Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3, to read:
             31           Article X, Section 3. [General control and supervision of public education system
             32      by Governor.]
             33          The general control and supervision of the public education system shall be vested in [a
             34      State Board of Education. The membership of the board shall be established and elected as
             35      provided by statute. The State Board of Education shall appoint a State Superintendent of
             36      Public Instruction who shall be the executive officer of the board] the Governor, as provided by
             37      statute.
             38          Section 2. It is proposed to amend Utah Constitution Article X, Section 4, to read:
             39           Article X, Section 4. [General control and supervision of higher education
             40      system by Governor -- Rights and immunities confirmed.]
             41          The general control and supervision of the higher education system shall be [provided
             42      for by statute] vested in the Governor, as provided by statute. All rights, immunities,
             43      franchises, and endowments originally established or recognized by the constitution for any
             44      public university or college are confirmed.
             45          Section 3. Submittal to voters.
             46          The lieutenant governor is directed to submit this proposed amendment to the voters of
             47      the state at the next regular general election in the manner provided by law.
             48          Section 4. Effective date.
             49          If the amendment proposed by this joint resolution is approved by a majority of those
             50      voting on it at the next regular general election, the amendment shall take effect on January 1,
             51      2013.




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