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.