View Amendment Current Amendment: JUD3152.003.docx to Bill 3152     Senator RANKIN and HUTTO proposed the following amendment (JUD3152.003):
    Amend the committee report, as and if amended, page [3152-4], after line 27, by inserting the following SECTIONS to read:

/     SECTION     3.     It is proposed that Section 7, Article VI of the Constitution of this State be amended by adding the following new paragraph at the end:

    "Beginning upon the expiration of the term of the Director of the Department of Insurance serving in office on the date of the ratification of the provisions of this paragraph, the appointed position of the Director of the Department of Insurance is abolished and the duties of the Director of the Department of Insurances are devolved upon a Commissioner of Insurance to be elected by the qualified electors of the state in the General Election. The term of office must be for four years, coterminous with that of the Governor. The General Assembly shall provide by law for the duties, compensation, and qualifications for office, the procedures by which the appointment is made, and the procedures by which the Commissioner of Insurance may be removed from office."

SECTION     4.     The proposed amendment in Section 1 must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:

    "Must Section 7, Article VI of the Constitution of this State relating to state constitutional officers be amended so as to add the Commissioner of Insurance to the list of state officers which the Constitution requires to be elected; provide that upon the expiration of the term of the Director of Insurance serving in office on the date of the ratification of this provision, the duties of the Director of the Department of Insurance devolve upon the Commissioner of Insurance who must be elected by the qualified electors of the state in the General Election; and require the General Assembly to provide by law for the duties, compensation, and qualifications for office, the procedures by which the appointment is made, and the procedures by which the Commissioner of Insurance may be removed from office?
    The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:
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Yes     []

No     []

Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."
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    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.