By Raymond H.J.R. No. 98 77R6473 YDB-D A JOINT RESOLUTION 1-1 proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from 1-2 the state lottery to public school purposes. 1-3 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Section 47, Article III, Texas Constitution, is 1-5 amended by amending Subsection (e) and adding Subsection (f) to 1-6 read as follows: 1-7 (e) The Legislature by general law may authorize the State 1-8 to operate lotteries and may authorize the State to enter into a 1-9 contract with one or more legal entities that will operate 1-10 lotteries on behalf of the State. All money received by the State 1-11 from the operation of lotteries, other than amounts paid for 1-12 lottery prizes and administrative costs, shall be deposited in the 1-13 state treasury. The money is dedicated to and may be expended only 1-14 for the enrichment of the educational programs of the public 1-15 primary and secondary schools and only for items that directly 1-16 benefit classroom teaching, including teacher compensation and the 1-17 acquisition of textbooks and educational supplies, materials, 1-18 equipment, and services. The amount of money dedicated by this 1-19 subsection and appropriated each fiscal biennium shall result in an 1-20 equal reduction in general revenue funds that would otherwise have 1-21 been allocated for public school purposes. 1-22 (f) An advertisement or promotion sponsored by the State or 1-23 a holder of a license issued by the State and related to the 1-24 operation of a lottery authorized by Subsection (e) of this section 2-1 may not encourage or attempt to influence a person to purchase a 2-2 lottery ticket or number for the purpose of supporting or providing 2-3 more funds to public primary or secondary schools. 2-4 SECTION 2. This proposed constitutional amendment shall be 2-5 submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 6, 2001. 2-6 The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the 2-7 proposition: "The constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue 2-8 from the state lottery to offset the costs of public school 2-9 educational programs."