HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION E

 

 

February 2, 2017, Introduced by Rep. Barrett and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

 

     A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state

 

constitution of 1963, by amending section 11 of article IX, to

 

revise the permissible uses for the state school aid fund.

 

     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

 

state of Michigan, That the following amendment to the state

 

constitution of 1963, to revise the permissible uses for the state

 

school aid fund, is proposed, agreed to, and submitted to the

 

people of the state:

 

ARTICLE IX

 

     Sec. 11. There shall be established a state school aid fund

 

which shall be used exclusively for aid to school districts ,

 

higher education, and school employees' retirement systems, as

 

provided by law. Sixty percent of all taxes imposed at a rate of 4%


on retailers on taxable sales at retail of tangible personal

 

property, 100% of the proceeds of the sales and use taxes imposed

 

at the additional rate of 2% provided for in section 8 of this

 

article, and other tax revenues provided by law, shall be dedicated

 

to this fund. Payments from this fund shall be made in full on a

 

scheduled basis, as provided by law. Beginning in the 1995-96 state

 

fiscal year and each state fiscal year after 1995-96, the state

 

shall guarantee that the total state and local per pupil revenue

 

for school operating purposes for each local school district shall

 

not be less than the 1994-95 total state and local per pupil

 

revenue for school operating purposes for that local school

 

district, as adjusted for consolidations, annexations, or other

 

boundary changes. However, this guarantee does not apply in a year

 

in which the local school district levies a millage rate for school

 

district operating purposes less than it levied in 1994.

 

     Resolved further, That the foregoing amendment shall be

 

submitted to the people of the state at the next general election

 

in the manner provided by law.