Bill Text: TX SJR1 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate the net revenue from the state lottery to the foundation school fund, including a portion dedicated to funding salary increases and bonuses for experienced public school classroom teachers and costs associated with school district teacher retirement contributions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-08-14 - Co-author authorized [SJR1 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SJR1-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Burton, Hughes, Nelson S.J.R. No. 1
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate the net revenue
  from the state lottery to the foundation school fund, including a
  portion dedicated to funding salary increases and bonuses for
  experienced public school classroom teachers and costs associated
  with school district teacher retirement contributions.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 47, Article III, Texas Constitution, is
  amended by adding Subsection (f) to read as follows:
         (f)  Beginning with the state fiscal year that begins
  September 1, 2019, revenue received by the State in each state
  fiscal year from the operation of lotteries, after the payment of
  administrative costs, amounts paid for lottery prizes, and any net
  proceeds paid for veterans' assistance attributable to a lottery
  game established by law to fund veterans' assistance, shall be
  deposited in the foundation school fund established by law. Fifty
  percent of the funds desposited in the foundation school fund from
  the operation of lotteries may be used only to fund salary increases
  and bonuses for public school classroom teachers with at least six
  years of teaching experience and for the school district teacher
  retirement contribution costs exclusively associated with salary
  adjustments authorized by this provision.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 7, 2017.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment to dedicate the net
  revenue from the state lottery to the foundation school fund, and to
  dedicate 50 percent of that net revenue to funding salary increases
  and bonuses for experienced public school classroom teachers and
  school district costs associated with teacher retirement
  contributions authorized by this provision."
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