Bill Text: MI SB0025 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Education; board members; state board of education; require members to be selected by each political party from regions. Amends sec. 282a of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.282a) & adds sec. 282b.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - Referred To Committee On Education And Career Readiness [SB0025 Detail]

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SENATE BILL No. 25

 

 

January 15, 2019, Introduced by Senator MCBROOM and referred to the Committee on Education and Career Readiness.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled

 

"Michigan election law,"

 

by amending section 282a (MCL 168.282a) and by adding section 282b.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 282a. At its fall state convention of 1964, each

 

political party may nominate 8 candidates for membership on the

 

state board of education. Two candidates shall be nominated for 2-

 

year terms, 2 for 4-year terms, 2 for 6-year terms and 2 for 8-year

 

terms. At its fall state convention of 1966, and every 2 years

 

thereafter, each political party may, subject to section 282b,

 

nominate 2 candidates for membership on the state board of

 

education.

 

     Sec. 282b. (1) In order to better promote a diversity of

 

perspectives on the state board of education representative of the

 


great diversity of schools, students, and communities across the

 

many regions of this state, it is the intent of the legislature

 

that members of the state board of education be nominated by

 

regions, but still be elected and serve statewide.

 

     (2) Beginning on the effective date of the amendatory act that

 

added this section, this state is divided into 8 regions for each

 

political party to select members to the state board of education.

 

The regions are constituted as follows:

 

     (a) Region 1 which consists of the counties of Alger, Baraga,

 

Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw,

 

Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft.

 

     (b) Region 2 which consists of the counties of Alcona, Alpena,

 

Antrim, Arenac, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford,

 

Emmet, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau,

 

Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda,

 

Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, and Wexford.

 

     (c) Region 3 which consists of the counties of Gratiot, Ionia,

 

Isabella, Kent, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo,

 

Oceana, and Ottawa.

 

     (d) Region 4 which consists of the counties of Bay, Genesee,

 

Huron, Lapeer, Saginaw, St. Clair, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and

 

Tuscola.

 

     (e) Region 5 which consists of the counties of Allegan, Barry,

 

Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van

 

Buren.

 

     (f) Region 6 which consists of the counties of Clinton, Eaton,

 

Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and


Washtenaw.

 

     (g) Region 7 which consists of the counties of Macomb and

 

Oakland.

 

     (h) Region 8 which consists of Wayne County.

 

     (3) Beginning on the effective date of the amendatory act that

 

added this section, each political party may nominate candidates

 

for membership on the state board of education as follows:

 

     (a) At its fall state convention of 2020, and every 8 years

 

thereafter, each political party may nominate for membership on the

 

state board of education 1 candidate who is a resident of region 1

 

and 1 candidate who is a resident of region 5, or any individual

 

elected to and serving a term of office on the state board of

 

education on the effective date of the amendatory act that added

 

this section.

 

     (b) At its fall state convention of 2022, and every 8 years

 

thereafter, each political party may nominate for membership on the

 

state board of education 1 candidate who is a resident of region 3

 

and 1 candidate who is a resident of region 7, or any individual

 

elected to and serving a term of office on the state board of

 

education on the effective date of the amendatory act that added

 

this section.

 

     (c) At its fall state convention of 2024, and every 8 years

 

thereafter, each political party may nominate for membership on the

 

state board of education 1 candidate who is a resident of region 2

 

and 1 candidate who is a resident of region 6, or any individual

 

elected to and serving a term of office on the state board of

 

education on the effective date of the amendatory act that added


this section.

 

     (d) At its fall state convention of 2026, and every 8 years

 

thereafter, each political party may nominate for membership on the

 

state board of education 1 candidate who is a resident of region 4

 

and 1 candidate who is a resident of region 8, or any individual

 

elected to and serving a term of office on the state board of

 

education on the effective date of the amendatory act that added

 

this section.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.

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