Thursday, August 8, 2013

Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate Secretary of State and State Treasurer Introduced

State Representatives Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva) and Michael Schraa (R-Oshkosh) have officially introduced their constitutional amendment to eliminate the positions of secretary of state and state treasurer, both of whom serve on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands which administers the Common School Fund. 

The amendment, which would replace the secretary of state and state treasurer with the lieutenant governor and state superintendent on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands,  was introduced as Assembly Joint Resolution 48 (AJR 48).

AJR 48 has been referred to the Assembly Committee on State Affairs, and three of the Committee's members--Representatives Kuglitsch, August and Knodl-- are co-sponsors of the amendment. 

The next step in the legislative process is a public hearing held by the Assembly Committee on State Affairs, which has not been scheduled at this time.