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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature

00                       SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9                                                                     
01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to state aid for                               
02 education.                                                                                                              
03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
04    * Section 1. Article VII, sec. 1, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read:                         
05            Section 1. Public Education. The legislature shall by general law establish                                
06       and maintain a system of public schools open to all children of the State, and may                                
07       provide for other public educational institutions. Schools and institutions so                                    
08       established shall be free from sectarian control. [NO MONEY SHALL BE PAID                                         
09       FROM PUBLIC FUNDS FOR THE DIRECT BENEFIT OF ANY RELIGIOUS OR                                                      
10       OTHER PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION.]                                                                           
11    * Sec. 2. Article IX, sec. 6, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read:                           
12            Section 6. Public Purpose. No tax shall be levied, or appropriation of public                              
13       money made, or public property transferred, nor shall the public credit be used, except                           
14       for a public purpose; however, nothing in this section shall prevent payment from                             
15       public funds for the direct educational benefit of students as provided by law.                               
16    * Sec. 3. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of                          
01 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the                        
02 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.                                                                    
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