Introduced Version




Citations Affected: Article 8 of the Indiana Constitution.

Synopsis: Free textbooks. Requires the general assembly to provide that textbooks be provided to all public school students without charge. This proposed amendment has not been previously agreed to by a general assembly.

Effective: This proposed amendment must be agreed to by two consecutive general assemblies and ratified by a majority of the state's voters voting on the question to be effective.

Micon, Klinker

    January 25, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.


First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)

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    A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Article 8 of the Indiana Constitution concerning education finance.

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (05)HJ9223.1. -->     SECTION 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Indiana is proposed and agreed to by this, the One Hundred Fourteenth General Assembly of the State of Indiana, and is referred to the next General Assembly for reconsideration and agreement.
SOURCE: CON 8; (05)HJ9223.2. -->     SECTION 2. ARTICLE 8, SECTION 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Knowledge and learning, generally diffused throughout a community, being essential to the preservation of a free government; it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to encourage, by all suitable means, moral, intellectual, scientific, and agricultural improvement; and to provide, by law, for a general and uniform system of Common Schools, wherein tuition shall be without charge, and equally open to all. The General Assembly shall provide by law that

textbooks are provided to all students in public schools without charge.