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2005 House Joint Resolution C: Governor appoint state Superintendent of Public Instruction
Introduced by Rep. John Moolenaar (R) on February 1, 2005
To place before voters in the next general election a Constitutional amendment to eliminate the authority of the State Board of Education to appoint the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, and instead give that authority to the governor. The superintendent would serve for a term set by the governor. No "advice and consent" of the Senate would be required..   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on February 1, 2005
Substitute offered in the House on May 3, 2005
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that clarifies that the governor would be able to hire and fire the State Superintendent of Public Instruction at will, rather than "set his or her term of office".
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 3, 2005
Substitute offered in the House on May 3, 2005
To add a provision to the constitution that requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to ensure that criminals are not hired by Michigan public schools to be teachers.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 3, 2005
To place before voters in the next general election a Constitutional amendment to eliminate the authority of the State Board of Education to appoint the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, and instead give that authority to the governor. There the superintendent would serve at the pleasure of the governor. No "advice and consent" of the Senate would be required. The proposal also requires the superintendent to ensure that criminals are not hired by Michigan public schools to be teachers.
Received in the House on May 3, 2005
Motion by Rep. Chris Ward (R) on May 3, 2005

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