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March 2008 Opinions
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Opinion # Requestor

Summary

08-024 The Honorable William T. Bolling
Lieutenant Governor
Article X, § 7‑A of Constitution mandates that General Assembly establish Lottery Proceeds Fund, deposit net lottery proceeds into Fund, and appropriate amounts from Fund directly to counties, cities, and towns and school divisions thereof to be expended for purposes of public education. Absent affirmative vote of four-fifths of members voting in each house, any budget/appropriation item diverting lottery funds would be unconstitutional.
08-023

The Honorable Stephen D. Newman
Member, Senate of Virginia

The Honorable Walter A. Stosch
Member, Senate of Virginia

The Honorable William C. Wampler, Jr.
Member, Senate of Virginia

Constitution mandates that General Assembly establish Lottery Proceeds Fund into which net lottery proceeds are deposited and appro-priate amounts in that fund directly to counties, cities, and towns and school divisions thereof.