A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
Subject to approval by voters at the statewide election on November 4, 2014, amends Section 4(2) of Article IX of the NC Constitution to state that the Superintendent of Public Instruction will be appointed by the Governor. Amends Section 7(1) of Article III to remove the Superintendent from the list of elected officers.
Amends GS 115C-18 by deleting the contents and instead providing that the Governor will appoint the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Makes conforming changes to applicable statutes that reference the Superintendent. Makes other technical changes. Provides that statutory amendments become effective January 1, 2017, only if voters approve the proposed constitutional amendments.
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