North Dakota voters will likely get to decide whether to restructure the state’s higher education system after all.
House lawmakers reversed course Tuesday and approved a resolution seeking to nearly double the membership of the State Board of Higher Education. The constitutional amendment is expected to be on the November 2020 ballot.
The House approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 4016 in a 50-41 vote Tuesday, a day after narrowly defeating it. Rep. Jason Dockter, R-Bismarck, who voted against the proposal Monday, asked his colleagues to change their mind.
“Let’s let the people vote on this,” said Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck.
The proposal would expand the State Board of Higher Education from eight to 15 members. It would