Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, Amendment 1 (2003)

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning Act, also known as Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 4, 2003 election ballot in Mississippi, where it was approved.

The enabling legislation was Senate Concurrent Resolution 522.

Amendment 1 amended Section 213-A of Article VIII of the Mississippi Constitution with respect to how members of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning are selected and the length of their term.

Election results

Amendment 1 (Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 588,444 85.22%
No102,02014.78%

Official results via: The Mississippi Official & Statistical Register 2004-2008(p.660-661)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot was:

Amendment No.1 / SCR No.522
This proposed amendment provides that after January 1, 2004, as vacancies occur, the twelve-member Board of Trustees of State Institutions of High Learning shall be appointed from each of the three Mississippi Supreme Court Districts, until there are four members from each Supreme Court District. The terms of office are reduced from twelve years to nine years. The terms are staggered so that all members appointed after 2012 will have a term of nine years.[1]

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