Nebraska Lottery Proceeds for State Fair Board, Amendment 4 (2004)

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The Nebraska Lottery Proceeds for State Fair Board Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 2, 2004 ballot in Nebraska, where it was approved.[1]

Election results

Amendment 4 (Lottery Proceeds for State Fair Board)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 403,073 50.8%
No321,41040.5%

Official results via: Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09 (p.263)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

A vote FOR this proposal would provide a conditional guarantee of 10% of state lottery proceeds to the Nebraska State Fair Board for operation of the Nebraska State Fair and specify the distribution of the remaining proceeds. Under this proposal, after payment of prizes and operating expenses and $500,000 to the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund, the remaining state lottery proceeds would be distributed as follows: (1) 44 ½% to the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund to be used as provided in the Nebraska Environmental Trust Act, (2) 44 ½% to be used for education as the Legislature may direct, (3) 10% to the Nebraska State Fair Board if the most populous city within the county in which the fair is located provides matching funds equivalent to ten percent of the amount available for distribution to the Board, but if the fair ceases operations, this share would be transferred to the state General Fund, and (4) 1% to the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund.
A vote AGAINST this proposal will retain the Legislature's authority to distribute state lottery proceeds.
A constitutional amendment to require the proceeds of the lottery operated and regulated by the State of Nebraska to be appropriated by the Legislature for the costs of the lottery, the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund, education, the Nebraska State Fair Board, and the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund, subject to certain conditions.

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