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Official 2008 Presidential General Election Question Text

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Authorizing Video Lottery Terminals (Slot Machines) to Fund Education

Constitutional Amendment

Question 02

Authorizes the State to issue up to five video lottery licenses for the primary purpose of raising revenue for education of children in public schools, prekindergarten through grade 12, public school construction and improvements, and construction of capital projects at community colleges and higher education institutions. No more than a total number of 15,000 video lottery terminals may be authorized in the State, and only one license may be issued for each specified location in Anne Arundel, Cecil, Worcester, and Allegany Counties, and Baltimore City. Any additional forms or expansion of commercial gaming in Maryland is prohibited, unless approved by a voter referendum. (Enacts new Article XIX of the Maryland Constitution)