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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: HJR4 1984 2nd Special Session

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1985 Utah Constitution here.

Amends article 10 section 3

10:3

(1) Except as provided by statute for the necessary cost of land administration, (a) proceeds of the sales of all lands that have been or may hereafter be granted by the United States to this state, for the support of the public elementary and secondary schools, (b) 5% of the net proceeds of the sales of United States public lands lying within the states and sold by the United States subsequent to the admission of this state into the Union, (c) all revenues derived from the use of nonrenewable resources from school or state lands, other than those lands granted for other specific purposes, and (d) other revenues as appropriated by the Legislature, shall be and remain a permanent fund, to be called the State School Fund, the interest of which only, shall be expended for the support of the public elementary and secondary schools.

(2) There is established a Uniform School Fund which shall consist of revenue from three sources: (a) interest from the State School Fund; (b) except as appropriated by the Legislature for the State School Fund, revenues derived from the use of renewable resources from school or state lands, other than those granted for specific purposes; and (c) other revenues which the Legislature may appropriate. If the interest generated by the State School Fund exceeds the amount of interest required to fund the Uniform School Fund, as appropriated annually by the Legislature, the excess shall pass through to the General Fund. The Uniform School Fund shall be maintained and used for the support of the state's public elementary and secondary schools and apportioned as the Legislature shall provide.