SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 70
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SCHOELLER (Sponsor), JONES (89), SHUMAKE, WIELAND, ALLEN, FRANZ, KEENEY, DAVIS, RICHARDSON, DIECKHAUS, CURTMAN AND KOENIG (Co-sponsors).
5181L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 8 of article IX of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to education.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:
That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2012, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article IX of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:
Section A. Section 8, article IX, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 8, to read as follows:
Section 8. Neither the general assembly, nor any county, city, town, township, school district or other municipal corporation[, shall ever make an appropriation or pay from any public fund whatever, anything in aid of any religious creed, church or sectarian purpose, or to help to support or sustain any private or public school, academy, seminary, college, university, or other institution of learning controlled by any religious creed, church or sectarian denomination whatever; nor shall any grant or donation of personal property or real estate ever be made by the state, or any county, city, town, or other municipal corporation, for any religious creed, church, or sectarian purpose whatever] may deny to any individual or entity the general state benefits of any education program, funding, or other support on the basis of religious identity or belief, so long as such general state benefits comply with the requirements of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.