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HJR 32 - Bonds to Fund Higher Education - Key Vote

Missouri Key Votes

Stephen Webber voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (131-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Bonds to Fund Higher Education

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that, pending approval by voters in the next general election, will amend the Missouri state constitution to authorize the issuance of $700 million in 25 year bonds for a variety of purposes related to institutions of higher education.

Highlights:
-Allows the general assembly to authorize $700 million in bonds for the purpose of rebuilding buildings of higher education institutions (Sec. A). -Allocates 15% of the bond revenue to public community colleges for land acquisition, building expenses, and other facility related expenses (Sec. A). -Requires that the State, if unable to pay back the bonds, levy a direct tax on all taxable tangible property in the state (Sec. A). -Requires the governor to establish a percentage plan for involvement of African Americans, women, and other minority businesses in all state bond programs and for employment opportunities in the state construction building plan. (Sec. A).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES APPROVAL BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, AND THEN APPROVAL BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF VOTERS DURING AN ELECTION.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Bonds to Fund Higher Education

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Co-sponsors

  • Steven Tilley (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
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