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 Board of Education.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This resolution proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to:
14 ▸ repeal language providing for the election of members of the State Board of
15 Education; and
16 ▸ provide for members of the State Board of Education to be appointed by the
17 Governor, with the consent of the Senate.
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, 2017 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 [
31 provided by statute. Members of the board shall be appointed by the Governor, with the
32 consent of the Senate. The State Board of Education shall appoint a State Superintendent of
33 Public Instruction who shall be the executive officer of the board.
34 Section 2. Submittal to voters.
35 The lieutenant governor is directed to submit this proposed amendment to the voters of
36 the state at the next regular general election in the manner provided by law.
37 Section 3. Contingent effective date.
38 If the amendment proposed by this joint resolution is approved by a majority of those
39 voting on it at the next regular general election, the amendment shall take effect on January 1,
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-25-14 1:39 PM
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