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3677Ratification Number: 157Act Number: 129Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990304Primary Sponsor: Ways and Means Committee HWM 30All Sponsors: Ways and Means CommitteeDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\kgh\15409htc99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990527Governor's Action: U Signature of Governor not requiredDate of Governor's Action: 19990609Subject: Education Lottery Account established, Gambling, Lotteries, Constitution of South Carolina, School districts, TreasurersHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ________ _______________________________________ ______ ___________ ------ 19990819 Act No. A129 ------ 19990609 Signature of Governor not required ------ 19990609 Ratified R157 Senate 19990527 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19990527 Amended, reconsidered, and amendment tabled Senate 19990526 Read second time, remaining in the Status of Special Order in the Chairmen's Committee slot Senate 19990525 Made Special Order Senate 19990518 Recalled from Committee, 06 SF placed on the Calendar Senate 19990413 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to Committee House 19990408 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19990407 Read second time House 19990406 Debate interrupted by adjournment House 19990324 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 19990406 House 19990310 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 19990323 House 19990304 Read first time, placed on Calendar Without reference House 19990304 Introduced, Majority favorable, Minority unfavorable Versions of This Bill Revised on March 4, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 18, 1999 - Word format
(A129, R157, H3677)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE PROHIBITION ON LOTTERIES, THEIR ADVERTISING, AND TICKET SALES AND TO PROVIDE THAT LOTTERIES MAY BE CONDUCTED ONLY BY THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE LOTTERIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
State lottery amendment proposed
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 7, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 7. Only the State may conduct lotteries, and these lotteries must be conducted in the manner that the General Assembly provides by law. The revenue derived from the lotteries must first be used to pay all operating expenses and prizes for the lotteries. The remaining lottery revenues must be credited to a separate fund in the state treasury styled the 'Education Lottery Account', and the earnings on this account must be credited to it. Education Lottery Account proceeds may be used only for education purposes as the General Assembly provides by law.
The game of bingo, when conducted by charitable, religious, or fraternal organizations exempt from federal income taxation or when conducted at recognized annual state and county fairs, is not considered a lottery prohibited by this section."
SECTION 2. The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:
"Must Section 7, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to delete references to the prohibition on lotteries, their advertising, and ticket sales and to provide that lotteries may be conducted only by the State in the manner that the General Assembly provides by law with the lottery revenues first being used to pay operating expenses and prizes and the remaining revenues credited to a separate 'Education Lottery Account' in the state treasury, the earnings on which are credited to this account, with all account proceeds used only for education as the General Assembly provides by law?
Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."
Ratified the 9th day of June, 1999.
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