CACR5 (2009) Detail

Relating to funding for education. Providing that revenue from lotteries and games of chance may only be used for educational purposes.


2009 SESSION

09-0380

06/04

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 5

RELATING TO: funding for education.

PROVIDING THAT: revenue from lotteries and games of chance may only be used for educational purposes.

SPONSORS: Rep. DiFruscia, Rock 4

COMMITTEE: Local and Regulated Revenues

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution adds moneys from “games of chance” to the moneys from a state-run lottery that are to be used exclusively for the purpose of state aid to education.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

09-0380

06/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: funding for education.

PROVIDING THAT: revenue from lotteries and games of chance may only be used for educational purposes.

Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, that the

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That article 6-b of part II of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 6-b. [Use of Lottery Revenues Restricted to Educational Purposes.] All moneys received from a state-run lottery and games of chance and all the interest received on such moneys shall, after deducting the necessary costs of administration, be appropriated and used exclusively for the school districts of the state. Such moneys shall be used exclusively for the purpose of state aid to education and shall not be transferred or diverted to any other purpose.

II. That the above amendment proposed to the constitution be submitted to the qualified voters of the state at the state general election to be held in November, 2010.

III. That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards, and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2010 election an article to the following effect: To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2009 session of the general court shall be approved.

IV. That the wording of the question put to the qualified voters shall be:

“Are you in favor of amending article 6-b of the second part of the Constitution to provide that moneys from games of chance be used for state aid to education as follows:

[Art.] 6-b. [Use of Lottery Revenues Restricted to Educational Purposes.] All moneys received from a state-run lottery and games of chance and all the interest received on such moneys shall, after deducting the necessary costs of administration, be appropriated and used exclusively for the school districts of the state. Such moneys shall be used exclusively for the purpose of state aid to education and shall not be transferred or diverted to any other purpose.”

V. That the secretary of state shall print the question to be submitted on a separate ballot or on the same ballot with other constitutional questions. The ballot containing the question shall include 2 squares next to the question allowing the voter to vote “Yes” or “No.” If no cross is made in either of the squares, the ballot shall not be counted on the question. The outside of the ballot shall be the same as the regular official ballot except that the words “Questions Relating to Constitutional Amendments proposed by the 2009 General Court” shall be printed in bold type at the top of the ballot.

VI. That if the proposed amendment is approved by 2/3 of those voting on the amendment, it becomes effective when the governor proclaims its adoption.

Links

CACR5 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR5 Revision: 12376 Date: Jan. 16, 2009, midnight

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