North Dakota Board of Higher Education Membership, Measure 1 (1996)

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The North Dakota Board of Higher Education Membership Referendum, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in North Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure reduced the term of office for members of the board of higher education from seven to four years and limited members to no more than two terms. The measure also required that the membership of the board be maintained in a balanced and representative manner, that no more than one person holding a bachelor's degree from a particular institution serve on the board at any one time, and that the president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker of the house be added to the nominating committee for the board of higher education.[2]

Election results

North Dakota Measure 1 (1996)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 165,361 68.04%
No77,66631.96%

Election results via: North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Vote of General Election, 1996

Text of measure

See also: North Dakota Constitution, Article VIII

The full text of the amended constitutional language can be read here.

Summary

This measure reduced 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 also added the president pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the existing committee of the 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 had to agree on nominees being recommended to the Governor. This measure also required the Governor to ensure that membership is maintained in a balanced and representative manner.[3]

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