VOTER EDUCATION: Missouri Legislature Refers Ballot Proposal developing a “Veterans Lottery Ticket”

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Subject: 2014 Ballot Measures in Missouri
Gate Way Group Contact: Dave Berry
Ballot Title: “Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to create a “Veterans Lottery Ticket” and to use the revenue from the sale of these tickets for projects and services related to veterans?”

This question was referred to the ballot by the legislature during the 2014 legislative session. (Link to House Joint Resolution 48)

Issue Summary (Source: Missouri Secretary of State)

Upon voter approval, this proposed constitutional amendment requires the State Lottery Commission to develop and begin selling a “Veterans Lottery Ticket” by July 1, 2015. All net proceeds received from the sales of these tickets must be deposited solely into the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund.

Official Text of House Joint Resolution 48:

Bill Number: Constitutional Amendment 8
Version: Truly Agreed
Session: 97th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Sponsors: Representative Sheila Solon (R-Blue Springs), Senator Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau)