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A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas

Arkansas Ballot Measure - Amendment 3

Election: General Nov. 4, 2008 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Higher Education
Gambling and Gaming
Government Budget and Spending


An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution authorizing the General Assembly to enact laws to establish, operate, and regulate state lotteries; requiring lottery proceeds to be used solely to pay the operating expenses of lottieres, including all prizes, and to fund or provide for scholarships and grants to citizens of this state enrolled in public and private non-profit two-year and four-year colleges and universities located within the state that are certified according to criteria established by the General Assembly; requiring the General Assembly to establish criteria to determine who is eligible to receive the scholarships and grants; declaring that lottery proceeds shall not be subject to appropriation by the General Assembly; declaring lottery proceeds to be cash funds held in trust separate and apart from the state treasury to be managed and maintained by the General Assembly or an agency or department of the state as determined by the General Assembly; requiring lottery proceeds remaining after payment of operating expenses and prizes to supplement, not supplant, non-lottery educational resources; declaring that this amendment does not repeal, supersede, amend or otherwise affect Amendment 84 to the Arkansas Constitution or games of bingo and raffles permitted therein; prohibiting lotteries and the sale of lottery tickets except as herin specifically provided.

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