SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 60
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE CUNNINGHAM (86).
Read 1st time January 28, 2008 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 2(b) of article IX of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the commissioner of education.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:
That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2008, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article IX of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:
Section A. Section 2(b), article IX, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 2(b), to read as follows:
Section 2(b). The [board] governor shall select and appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, a commissioner of education as [its] the board's chief administrative officer, who shall be a citizen and resident of the state, and removable at [its] the governor's discretion. The board shall prescribe his or her duties and fix his or her compensation, and upon his or her recommendation shall appoint the professional staff and fix their compensation. The board shall succeed the state board of education heretofore established, with all its powers and duties, and shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by law.