View Amendment Current Amendment: 53R017.JS.DOCX to Bill 53     Senator SCOTT proposed the following amendment (53R017.JS):
    Amend the joint resolution, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 and SECTION 2 and inserting:

/     SECTION     1.     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 Superintendent of Education serving in office on the date of the ratification of the provisions of this paragraph, the Superintendent of Education must be appointed by the Governor, upon the advice and consent of the Senate. The appointed Superintendent of Education shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. In addition to any qualifications provided for by law, the appointed Superintendent of Education must hold a doctorate in education, or related field, a masters degree in education, or a related field, a Masters of Public Administration, or a Juris Doctorate and must have at least ten years of experience in education, or ten years experience in a field related to his degree. Academic degrees required by this paragraph must be awarded by an institution of higher learning that has been accredited by a regional or national accrediting body. The General Assembly shall provide by law for the appointed Superintendent of Education's duties, compensation, and any additional qualifications for the office and the procedures by which the appointment is made."

SECTION     2.     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 delete the Superintendent of Education from the list of state officers which the Constitution requires to be elected; to provide that upon the expiration of the term of the Superintendent of Education serving in office on the date of the ratification of this provision, the superintendent must be appointed by the Governor, upon the advice and consent of the Senate; to provide that the appointed Superintendent of Education shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor; to provide that in addition to other qualifications provided by law, the appointed Superintendent must hold doctorate in education, or related field, a masters degree in education, or a related field, a Masters of Public Administration, or a Juris Doctorate and have at least ten years of experience in education, or ten years experience in a field related to his degree; to provide that the required academic degrees must be awarded by an institution of higher learning that has been accredited by a regional or national accrediting body; and to require the General Assembly to provide by law for the appointed Superintendent of Education's duties, compensation, and any additional qualifications and the procedures by which the appointment is made?

    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'."     /

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.