Session of 1999
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5003
By Representative Findley
9 A PROPOSITION to amend section 3 of article 6 of the constitution of
10 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 House of Repre-
16 sentatives and two-thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and
17 qualified to the Senate 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: Section 3 of article 6 of the constitution
21 of the state of Kansas is hereby amended to read as follows:
22 "§ 3. Members of state board of education and state board of
23 regents. (a) From and after January 13, 2003, there shall be
24 members of the state board of education with overlapping terms as
25 the legislature may prescribe.
The legislature shall make provision for
ten member districts, each comprised of four contiguous senatorial
districts. Members of the state board of education shall be elected from
28 single-member districts prescribed by law. The electors of each
ber district member-district shall elect one person residing in the dis-
30 trict as a member of the board. The legislature shall prescribe the
31 manner in which vacancies occurring on the board shall be filled.
32 (b) The state board of regents shall have nine members with over-
33 lapping terms as the legislature may prescribe. Members shall be ap-
34 pointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate. One
35 member shall be appointed from each congressional district with the
36 remaining members appointed at large, however, no two members
37 shall reside in the same county at the time of their appointment. Va-
38 cancies occurring on the board shall be filled by appointment by the
39 governor as provided by law.
40 (c) Subsequent redistricting shall not disqualify any member of
41 either board from service for the remainder of
his such member's term.
42 Any member of either board may be removed from office for cause as
43 may be provided by law."
44 Sec. 2. The following statement shall be printed on the ballot with
45 the amendment as a whole:
46 "Explanatory statement. The constitution of this state provides that
47 the ten members of the state board of education must be elected
48 from member districts which are each composed of four state sen-
49 atorial districts.
50 "A vote for this proposition would: Increase the number of members
51 on the board from 10 to 11; eliminate the requirement that each
52 state board of education member-district be composed of four state
53 senatorial districts; and provide for the establishment by law of state
54 board of education single-member districts.
55 "A vote against this proposition would retain the composition of the
56 board with 10 members and continue the requirement that each
57 state board of education member-district be composed of four state
58 senatorial districts."
59 Sec. 3. This resolution, if approved by two-thirds of the members
60 elected (or appointed) and qualified to the House of Representatives, and
61 two-thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the
62 Senate shall be entered on the journals, together with the yeas and nays.
63 The secretary of state shall cause this resolution to be published as pro-
64 vided by law and shall cause the proposed amendment to be submitted
65 to the electors of the state at the general election in the year 2000 unless
66 a special election is called at a sooner date by concurrent resolution of
67 the legislature, in which case it shall be submitted to the electors of the
68 state at the special election.