Bill Summary for S 641 (2011-2012)
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TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA CONCERNING THE SIZE AND COMPOSITION OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.Intro. by Hartsell.
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Subject to approval by the voters at the November 6, 2012, general election, amends Section 4 of Article IX of the North Carolina Constitution to provide that the size and composition of the State Board of Education is to consist of the following: (1) the President of the Senate (Lieutenant Governor), (2) three members appointed by the Senate, (3) three members appointed by the House of Representatives, (4) the chief executive officer of the University of North Carolina, (5) the chief executive officer of the other system of public institutions of higher education as provided by law, and (6) eight (was, eleven) members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. Makes the appointments made by the Governor to fill vacancies in the Governor’s appointments subject to confirmation by the General Assembly (was, appointments to fill vacancies in the Governor’s appointments were not subject to confirmation by the General Assembly); however, provides that the General Assembly may provide by law for interim appointments pending confirmation. Prescribes that appointments made by the Senate and by the House of Representatives are to be for overlapping terms of four years. Makes conforming changes reflecting the reduction in appointments by the Governor.
Makes the amendment effective as follows: (1) terms of office expiring in 2013 and later years end on June 30; (2) initial appointees of the Senate and the House begin their terms July 1, 2013; (3) the President of the University of North Carolina and the President of the North Carolina System of Community Colleges begin their ex officio service July 1, 2013; and (4) the terms of the at-large members of the State Board of Education appointed by the Governor terminate June 30, 2013.
Amends GS 115C-10 to conform to the changes regarding the size and composition of the State Board of Education in the proposed constitutional amendment. Proposed amendments to GS 115C-10 become effective only if the proposed constitutional amendment is approved by qualified voters.