House and Senate override veto of superintendent bill
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House and Senate override veto of superintendent bill

Date: April 8, 2015
By: Hannah Knight
State Capitol Bureau

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The House and Senate override the Governor's first veto of the session.
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Wrap: The Governor vetoed a bill prohibiting a district's superintendent from seeking election to any school board which previously hired the superintendent.

Kansas City Democratic Senator Jason Holsman opposed the bill.

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Description: If you have a bad actor in your district and you want to target that I don't have a problem with that, but I have a problem with you telling my superintendents that they can't run for school board in my district. So I don't like that this is applied statewide.

Lawmakers in both chambers say they plan to repeal part of the bill with other upcoming legislation.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hannah Knight.

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The Governor has suffered his first veto overide by the legislature.
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Wrap: The bill prohibits superintendents from serving on a school board that hired them.

St. Louis County Democrat Gina Mitten says they are concerned about what this means for current school board members who have also served as a superintendent in the past.

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Description: That basically means that it is an automatic term limit for somebody just because they used to hold a job. Maybe twenty years ago you worked as a superintendent and this bill says you can never run as school board.

The bill will not apply to current school board members.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hannah Knight.

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The Governor's first veto of the session is overridden by the legislature.
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Wrap: The bill prohibits a superintendent from running for that same district's school board.

Republican Representative Delus Johnson voted to override the veto, but says he is working on legislation that would require a cooling off period before superintendents can run.

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Description: I think we need a cooling off period. It's not in this bill. But if we cannot do it this year I will continue to do that next year to insure that we have a cooling off period for the superintendent cause I know there are a lot of great superintendents out there that want to be on a school board.

Nixon's veto letter he said the law should encourage people to run for office instead of prohibiting them.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hannah Knight.


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