AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA TO ELECT MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, TO MAKE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION THE CHAIR OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AS AN EX OFFICIO MEMBER, AND TO REQUIRE THAT VACANCY APPOINTMENTS BY THE GOVERNOR SHALL BE SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Modifies the proposed changes to Section 4, Article IX, of the NC Constitution, changing the membership and election of members of the State Board of Education (State Board), effective January 1, 2024, subject to voter approval at the November 2022 general election. Now requires legislative confirmation (rather than confirmation by joint session), as prescribed by law, of gubernatorial appointments to fill State Board vacancies, rather than legislative confirmation in joint session. Makes technical changes. Changes the act's long title.