Session of 1999
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1621
By Senator Emert

10             A  PROPOSITION to amend sections 3 and 7 of article 6 of the consti-
11             tution of the state of Kansas.
14             Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Kansas, two-thirds of the
15             members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the Senate and two-
16             thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the House
17             of Representatives concurring therein:
18                   Section  1. The following proposition to amend the constitution of the
19       state of Kansas shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the state
20       for their approval or rejection: Sections 3 and 7 of article 6 of the con-
21       stitution of the state of Kansas are hereby amended to read as follows:
22             "§  3. Members of state board of education and state board
23             of regents. (a) From and after January 10, 2001, there shall be ten
24             eleven members of the state board of education with. Ten members
25             shall be elected to overlapping terms as the legislature may pre-
26             scribe. One member, who shall be a qualified elector of this state,
27             shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor.
28             Such member shall be eligible to be elected chairperson of the board.
29             The legislature shall make provision for ten member districts, each
30             comprised of four contiguous senatorial districts. The electors of
31             each member district shall elect one person residing in the district
32             as a member of the board. The legislature shall prescribe the man-
33             ner in which vacancies occurring on the board shall be filled.
34              (b) The state board of regents shall have nine members with
35             overlapping terms as the legislature may prescribe. Members shall
36             be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate.
37             One member shall be appointed from each congressional district
38             with the remaining members appointed at large, however, no two
39             members shall reside in the same county at the time of their ap-
40             pointment. Vacancies occurring on the board shall be filled by ap-
41             pointment by the governor as provided by law.
42              (c) Subsequent redistricting shall not disqualify any member of
43             either board from service for the remainder of his such member's


  1             term. Any member of either board may be removed from office for
  2             cause as may be provided by law.
  3              "§  7. Savings clause. (a) All laws in force at the time of the
  4             adoption of this amendment and consistent therewith shall remain
  5             in full force and effect until amended or repealed by the legislature.
  6             All laws inconsistent with this amendment, unless sooner repealed
  7             or amended to conform with this amendment, shall remain in full
  8             force and effect until July 1, 1969 2001.
  9              (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of the constitution to
10             the contrary, no state superintendent of public instruction or county
11             superintendent of public instruction shall be elected after January
12             1, 1967.
13              (c) The state perpetual school fund or any part thereof may be
14             managed and invested as provided by law or all or any part thereof
15             may be appropriated, both as to principal and income, to the sup-
16             port of the public schools supervised by the state board of
17             education."
18             Sec.  2. The following statement shall be printed on the ballot with
19       the amendment as a whole:
20       "Explanatory statement. The constitution of this state provides that a ten-
21             member state board of education be elected from member districts
22             which are each composed of four state senatorial districts.
23             "A vote for this proposition would increase the number of members on
24             the board from 10 to 11 with the provision that one member be ap-
25             pointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor. The other 10
26             members would continue to be elected from 10 member districts.
27             "A vote against this proposition would retain the composition of the board
28             with 10 members."
29                   Sec.  3. This resolution, if approved by two-thirds of the members
30       elected (or appointed) and qualified to the Senate, and two-thirds of the
31       members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the House of Repre-
32       sentatives shall be entered on the journals, together with the yeas and
33       nays. The secretary of state shall cause this resolution to be published as
34       provided by law and shall cause the proposed amendment to be submitted
35       to the electors of the state at the general election in the year 2000 unless
36       a special election is called at a sooner date by concurrent resolution of
37       the legislature, in which case it shall be submitted to the electors of the
38       state at the special election.