Bill Text: HI SB928 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Proposing An Amendment To Article X, Section 6, Of The Hawaii State Constitution, To Modify The Appointment Process For The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Hawaii.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-04-05 - Recommitted to FIN with none voting no and Representative(s) Eli, Hashem, Mizuno, Nishimoto excused. [SB928 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-SB928-Amended.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

928

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to propose an amendment to article X, section 6, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to modify the University of Hawaii board of regents' appointment process.

     SECTION 2.  Article X, section 6, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii is amended to read as follows:

"BOARD OF REGENTS; POWERS

     Section 6.  There shall be a board of regents of the University of Hawaii, the members of which shall be nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appointed by the governor [from pools of qualified candidates presented to the governor by the candidate advisory council for the board of regents of the University of Hawaii], as provided by law.  At least part of the membership of the board shall represent geographic subdivisions of the State.  The board shall have the power to formulate policy, and to exercise control over the university through its executive officer, the president of the university, who shall be appointed by the board.  The board shall also have exclusive jurisdiction over the internal structure, management, and operation of the university.  This section shall not limit the power of the legislature to enact laws of statewide concern.  The legislature shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to identify laws of statewide concern."

     SECTION 3.  The question to be printed on the ballot shall be as follows:

    "Shall the constitutional requirement that the governor make appointments to the board of regents of the University of Hawaii from pools of qualified candidates presented to the governor by the candidate advisory council for the board of regents of the University of Hawaii be repealed?"

     SECTION 4.  Constitutional material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.

     SECTION 5.  This amendment shall take effect upon compliance with article XVII, section 3, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii.

     SECTION 6.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2030.


 


 

Report Title:

Constitutional Amendment; UH; Board of Regents; Candidate Advisory Council

 

Description:

Proposes an amendment to article X, section 6, of the Hawaii State Constitution to repeal the requirement that the Governor make appointments to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents from pools of qualified candidates presented to the Governor by the Candidate Advisory Council for the University of Hawaii Board of Regents.  (SB928 HD2)

 

 

 

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