North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Constitutional Measure (General)(1996)
North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1 (General) relates to the appointment and terms of members of the State Board of Higher Education. It was on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in North Dakota where it passed, with 68% of voters in favor.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
This measure would reduce the term of office for members of the State Board of Higher Education from seven to four years. No member would be allowed to serve more than two terms and, except for the student member, no more than one person holding a bachelor's degree from a particular institution under the jurisdiction of the state board could serve on the board at any one time. This measure would add the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the existing committee (President of the North Dakota Education Association, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction) that recommends the list of nominees to the Governor in making appointments to the board. Four of the five members of the committee would have to agree on nominees being recommended to the Governor. This measure would also require the Governor to ensure that membership is maintained in a balanced and representative manner.