Arkansas Lottery Proceeds for Scholarships Amendment (2012)

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An Arkansas Lottery Proceeds for Scholarships Amendment (HJR 1005) did not make the November 2012 ballot in Arkansas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. Ann Clemmer was HJR 1005's primary legislative sponsor. The Arkansas Legislature can only send three legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to the ballot each election year. Since three amendments have already been sent to the ballot by the legislature, this amendment will not be on the 2012 ballot.[1][2]

If approved, HJR 1005 would have required 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.[3]

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See also: Amending the Arkansas Constitution

According to Section 22 of Article 19 of the Arkansas Constitution, it takes a simple majority vote in both chambers of the Arkansas State Legislature to quality a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment for the state's ballot.

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