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4423Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020108Primary Sponsor: WalkerAll Sponsors: Walker, Littlejohn, Altman, Vaughn, Meacham-RichardsonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\dka\4560mm02.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Superintendent of Education to be appointed by Governor, constitutional amendmentHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020108 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 20020107 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Meacham- Richardson House 20011219 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJ Versions of This Bill
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE 2006 GENERAL ELECTION, THE SUPERINTENDENT MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO SERVE AT HIS PLEASURE AND TO BE REMOVABLE BY HIM FOR ANY REASON.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
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 2006 general election, the Superintendent of Education must be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the General Assembly, to serve at his pleasure and to be removable by him for any reason."
SECTION 2. 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:
"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 and provide that upon the expiration of the term of the Superintendent of Education serving in office on the date of the 2006 general election, the superintendent must be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the General Assembly, to serve at his pleasure and to be removable by him for any reason?
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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