Bill Text: TX HJR35 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net state lottery revenue to support educational programs that benefit classroom teaching in public schools and to prohibit advertisements and promotions that state or imply lottery ticket sales revenue will financially assist public schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-01 - Referred to Appropriations [HJR35 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HJR35-Introduced.html
  87R580 BEE-D
 
  By: Raymond H.J.R. No. 35
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net state lottery
  revenue to support educational programs that benefit classroom
  teaching in public schools and to prohibit advertisements and
  promotions that state or imply lottery ticket sales revenue will
  financially assist public schools.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 47, Article III, Texas Constitution, is
  amended by amending Subsection (e) and adding Subsection (f) to
  read as follows:
         (e)  The Legislature by general law may authorize the State
  to operate lotteries and may authorize the State to enter into a
  contract with one or more legal entities that will operate
  lotteries on behalf of the State. All money received by the State
  from the operation of lotteries, other than amounts paid for
  administrative costs, lottery prizes, and unclaimed lottery
  prizes, is dedicated to and may be expended only for the enrichment
  of educational programs in the State's public primary and secondary
  schools that directly benefit classroom teaching, including
  teacher compensation and the acquisition of educational materials
  and services.
         (f)  The State, a state agency or political subdivision of
  the state, a legal entity contracting to operate lotteries
  authorized by Subsection (e) of this section, or a holder of a
  license issued by the State related to the operation of a lottery
  authorized by that subsection may not sponsor an advertisement or
  promotion that encourages or attempts to influence a person to
  purchase a lottery ticket by stating or implying the revenue
  generated from the ticket sale will financially assist the State's
  public primary or secondary schools.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 2, 2021.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment to dedicate net state
  lottery revenue to support educational programs that benefit
  classroom teaching in public schools and to prohibit advertisements
  and promotions that state or imply lottery ticket sales revenue
  will financially assist public schools."
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