BILL REQ. #: H-0379.1
|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2009 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/27/09. Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.
BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
STATE OF WASHINGTON, IN LEGISLATIVE SESSION ASSEMBLED:
THAT, At the next general election to be held in this state the secretary of state shall submit to the qualified voters of the state for their approval and ratification, or rejection, an amendment to Article IX of the Constitution of the state of Washington by adding a new section to read as follows:
Article IX, section .... Beginning with the 2011-2013 fiscal
biennium and thereafter, appropriations for the purposes of basic
education, as defined by the legislature, and other K-12 education
purposes must be enacted into law before it is in order for either
house of the legislature to take executive action on omnibus operating
or transportation appropriations legislation.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the secretary of state shall cause
notice of this constitutional amendment to be published at least four
times during the four weeks next preceding the election in every legal
newspaper in the state.