81R3434 PMO-D
  By: Raymond H.J.R. No. 37
  proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from
  the state lottery to certain public school purposes to offset other
  revenue used for that purpose.
         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
  lottery prizes and administrative costs, shall be deposited in the
  state treasury. The money is dedicated to and may be expended only
  for the enrichment of the educational programs of the public
  primary and secondary schools and only for items that directly
  benefit classroom teaching, including teacher compensation and the
  acquisition of textbooks and educational supplies, materials,
  equipment, and services. The amount of money dedicated by this
  subsection and appropriated each fiscal biennium shall result in an
  equal reduction in the amount of general revenue funds that would
  otherwise have been allocated for public school purposes.
         (f)  An advertisement or promotion sponsored by the State or
  a holder of a license issued by the State and related to the
  operation of a lottery authorized by Subsection (e) of this section
  may not encourage or attempt to influence a person to purchase a
  lottery ticket or number for the purpose of supporting or providing
  additional funds to public primary or secondary schools.
         SECTION 2.   This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 3, 2009.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition:  "The constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue
  from the state lottery to support classroom teaching in the public
  schools and to offset other revenue used for that purpose."