October 17, 2018, Introduced by Reps. Greimel, Howrylak, Zemke, Liberati, LaGrand and Neeley and referred to the Committee on Oversight.
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state
constitution of 1963, by amending section 4 of article VIII, to
require that the records of governing boards of public universities
are open to the public.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
state of Michigan, That the following amendment to the state
constitution of 1963, to require that the records of governing
boards of public universities are open to the public, is proposed,
agreed to, and submitted to the people of the state:
Sec. 4. The legislature shall appropriate moneys to maintain
the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State
Eastern Michigan University, Michigan
and Technology, Technological
University, Central Michigan
University, Northern Michigan University, Western Michigan
University, Grand Valley State
University, by whatever names such those institutions
be known, and other
institutions of higher education
established by law. The legislature shall be given an annual
accounting of all income and expenditures by each of these
educational institutions. Formal sessions of governing boards of
these educational institutions shall be open to the public.
Records of the governing boards of these educational institutions
are public records and open to inspection, as provided by law.
Resolved further, That the foregoing amendment shall be
submitted to the people of the state at the next general election
in the manner provided by law.