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SCR 1608 - Authorizes the Legislature To Have Sole Authority on School Funding - Kansas Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes the Legislature To Have Sole Authority on School Funding

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to voters that designates appropriating funds for education as exclusively a legislative power.

Highlights:

  • Specifies that appropriating funds for education in the state is exclusively a legislative power, whereas existing law authorizes the Kansas Supreme Court to order the legislature to fund public schools (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the legislature to make “suitable provisions” for the funding of education (Sec. 1).
  • Requires this resolution to be voted on in an election in August 2014, unless a special election is called before then (Sec. 3).

Title: Authorizes the Legislature To Have Sole Authority on School Funding

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

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