Session of 1999
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5029
By Representative Adkins
9 A PROPOSITION to amend section 3 of article 6 of the constitution of
10 the state of Kansas.
13 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Kansas, two-thirds of the
14 members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the House of Repre-
15 sentatives and two-thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and
16 qualified to the Senate concurring therein:
17 Section 1. The following proposition to amend the constitution of the
18 state of Kansas shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the state
19 for their approval or rejection: Section 3 of article 6 of the constitution
20 of the state of Kansas is hereby amended to read as follows:
21 "§ 3. Members of state board of education and state board
22 of regents. (a) From and after January 10, 2001, there shall be
members of the an eleven-member state board of education with
overlapping terms as the legislature may prescribe. One member,
25 who shall be a qualified voter of this state, shall be appointed by
26 and serve at the pleasure of the governor. Such member shall be
27 eligible to be elected chairperson of the board. Ten members shall
28 be elected to overlapping terms as the legislature may prescribe.
29 The legislature shall make provision for
ten member ten-member
30 districts, each comprised of four contiguous senatorial districts.
31 Elections for members of the state board of education shall be non-
32 partisan. The candidates for membership in each member district
33 who receive the highest and second highest members of votes in the
34 primary election shall be listed as candidates in the general election
35 on and after the year 2000. The electors of each
36 member-district shall elect one person residing in the district as a
37 member of the board. The legislature shall prescribe the manner
38 in which vacancies occurring on the board shall be filled.
39 (b) The state board of regents shall have nine members with
40 overlapping terms as the legislature may prescribe. Members shall
41 be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate.
42 One member shall be appointed from each congressional district
43 with the remaining members appointed at large, however, no two
44 members shall reside in the same county at the time of their ap-
45 pointment. Vacancies occurring on the board shall be filled by ap-
46 pointment by the governor as provided by law.
47 (c) Subsequent redistricting shall not disqualify any member of
48 either board from service for the remainder of
his such member's
49 term. Any member of either board may be removed from office for
50 cause as may be provided by law."
51 Sec. 2. The following statement shall be printed on the ballot with
52 the amendment as a whole:
53 "Explanatory statement. The constitution of this state provides that
54 a ten-member state board of education be elected from member
55 districts which are each composed of four state senatorial
57 "A vote for this proposition would: Increase the number of mem-
58 bers on the board from 10 to 11 with the provision that one
59 member be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the gov-
60 ernor. The other 10 members would continue to be elected from
61 10 member districts, but candidates for office would be nonpar-
62 tisan and the candidates receiving the highest and second highest
63 number of votes in the primary election would be the two can-
64 didates for election in the general election of 2000 and succeed-
65 ing years.
66 "A vote against this proposition would retain the composition of the
67 board with 10 members and continue the requirement that each
68 state board of education member district be composed of four
69 state senatorial districts."
70 Sec. 3. This resolution, if approved by two-thirds of the members
71 elected (or appointed) and qualified to the House of Representatives, and
72 two-thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the
73 Senate shall be entered on the journals, together with the yeas and nays.
74 The secretary of state shall cause this resolution to be published as pro-
75 vided by law and shall cause the proposed amendment to be submitted
76 to the electors of the state at the general election in the year 2000 unless
77 a special election is called at a sooner date by concurrent resolution of
78 the legislature, in which case it shall be submitted to the electors of the
79 state at the special election.