Bill Summary for H 823 (2011-2012)

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Sep 12 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 823 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 6, 2011
TO AMEND THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION TO MAKE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, TO MAKE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AN ADVISORY BODY, TO MODIFY THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE GENERAL STATUTES.
Intro. by Holloway.

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Senate committee substitute deletes the provisions of the 3rd edition and replaces them with AN ACT TO AMEND THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION TO LIMIT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE TO SERVICE FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE TWO-YEAR TERMS IN THOSE OFFICES. Subject to approval by the voters at the November 6, 2012, general election, adds a new provision under Section 15 of Article II of the North Carolina Constitution, prohibiting a person from serving as Speaker of the House of Representatives (Speaker) for more than four consecutive General Assemblies. Provides that only service as Speaker for any part of an odd-numbered year constitutes service as Speaker for that General Assembly for the purposes of Section 15, as amended.
Subject to approval by the voters at the November 6, 2012, general election, adds a new provision under Section 14 of Article II of the North Carolina Constitution, prohibiting a person from serving as President Pro Tempore (President Pro Tem) for more than four consecutive General Assemblies. Provides that only service as President Pro Tem for any part of an odd-numbered year constitutes service as President Pro Tem for that General Assembly for the purposes of Section 14, as amended.
Provides that if the majority vote is in favor of the proposed amendments that (1) the State Board of Elections is to certify the amendments to the Secretary of State, and (2) the amendments become effective upon certification.

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