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Clemmer says 35% of lottery proceeds should go to scholarships, proposes amendment

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February 9, 2011

HJR 1005 sponsor Ann Clemmer

BENTON, Arkansas: Republican state representative Ann Clemmer introduced an Arkansas Lottery Proceeds for Scholarships Amendment (HJR-1005) on February 8 as a proposed state constitutional amendment.[1]

If approved, HJR 1005 will require that 35% of the proceeds of sales from the state's state-run lottery be set aside for scholarships.[1]

In 2010, the Arkansas lottery was paying out 22% of its proceeds for scholarships.[2]

According to Section 22 of Article 19 of the Arkansas Constitution, a simple majority vote of the membership of both chambers of the state legislature will be required to place Clemmer's proposal before voters.

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