Wyoming Education Department Director Referendum (2014)
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The measure would have repealed Senate File 104. SF 104, also called the "Hill Bill," created an appointed education department director and transferred a number of duties from the elected state superintendent of public instruction to that position.
Support of referendum
The Wyoming Constitution Party sponsored the referendum effort.
Opposition to referendum
- The state legislature supported the law because they believed Superintendent Cindy Hill was mismanaging the state education department and preventing legislative work aimed at overhauling the state's public school system.
Path to the ballot
In order to qualify a veto referendum for the ballot, a minimum of 37,606 signatures needed to be submitted to the Wyoming Secretary of State within 90 days after the state legislature adjourns.
Wyoming's legislative session ended on February 27, therefore, petitioners needed file signatures by May 28. Reports indicated that signatures were filed right up until the deadline, but supporters were unsure of their total. Wyoming's secretary of state had sixty days to count them.
- Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, "Wyoming petition drive aims to repeal bill stripping duties from schools superintendent," March 2, 2013
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "Application for Referendum on Senate Enrolled Act 1 Certified," March 8, 2013
- Associated Press, "Wyo. superintendent petition signatures filed," May 29, 2013 (dead link)
- Caspar Star-Tribune, "Petition to repeal Wyoming schools chief law fails," May 31, 2013
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