Thursday, September 26, 2013

WEMTA Alert: Public Hearing Scheduled on Bill to Eliminate Constitutional Officers

The Assembly Committee on State Affairs has scheduled a public hearing for AJR-48 on Thursday, October 3.  AJR-48 is a 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 would replace the secretary of state and state treasurer with the lieutenant governor and state superintendent on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. 

Three of the Committee's members--Representatives Kuglitsch, August and Knodl-- are co-sponsors of the amendment.

This is the first legislative action to be taken on AJR-48 this session. Since it is a constitutional amendment, AJR-48 will need to be passed by both house of the legislature this session and then again during the 2015-16 session, followed by a statewide referendum. 

Assembly State Affairs, 10 am, Thu, Oct. 3, 300-NE

Hearing on:

AJR-48. (Schraa) Deleting from the constitution the offices of secretary of state and state treasurer. (First Consideration) 

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