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The proposed constitutional amendment would repeal section 2 of Article 46 of the Articles of Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth (the "anti-aid amendment ", so-called), and replace it with a new section 2, for the purpose of allowing grants in aid to private higher educational institutions or to students, or parents or guardians of students, attending such institutions.

The proposed amendment would delete the first clause of the present section 2, which requires that all moneys raised by taxation in the towns and cities for the support of public-schools, and all moneys appropriated by the Commonwealth for the support of common schools shall be applied to or expended in only those schools conducted according to law under the order and superintendence of the authorities of the town or city in which the money is expended. The effect of the deletion of the first clause of section 2 would be to remove the constitutional prohibition against the use of public moneys, which have been raised by taxation or appropriated for support of public schools, tor grants in aid to private higher educational institutions or to students, or parents or guardians of students, attending such institutions.

The proposed amendment would also alter the second clause of the present section 2 by removing the prohibition against a grant, appropriation or use of public money or property or loan of public credit by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision for the purpose of founding, maintaining or aiding any school or institution of learning, whether under public control or otherwise, wherein any denominational doctrine is inculcated, or any other school or any college which is not publicly owned and under the exclusive control, order and superintendence of public officers or public agents. In place of the foregoing. the proposed amendment would prohibit the grant, appropriation or use of public money or property or loan of credit by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision for the purpose of founding, maintaining or aiding any primary or secondary school which is not publicly owned and under the exclusive control, order and superintendence of public officers or public agents.

The proposed amendment would also add to the present section 2 a provision that nothing therein shall be construed to prohibit grants in aid to private higher educational institutions or to students, or parents or guardians of students, attending such institutions.

1974 Nov 5 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 3 :: Constitutional AmendmentDo you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 7, 1972, received 250 votes in the affirmative and 3 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held June 6, 1973, received 253 votes in the affirmative and 0 in the negative?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
11,325
5,858
7,241
17,183
24,424
Precinct 1
 
236
105
158
341
499
Precinct 2
 
227
116
144
343
487
Precinct 3
 
232
131
157
363
520
Precinct 4
 
281
151
172
432
604
Precinct 5
 
233
119
152
352
504
Precinct 1
 
104
52
115
156
271
Precinct 2
 
230
165
182
395
577
Precinct 3
 
164
59
98
223
321
Precinct 4
 
314
144
212
458
670
Precinct 5
 
282
136
192
418
610
Precinct 6
 
200
103
136
303
439
Precinct 1
 
318
177
286
495
781
Precinct 2
 
285
139
221
424
645
Precinct 3
 
335
165
178
500
678
Precinct 4
 
306
192
179
498
677
Precinct 5
 
271
137
148
408
556
Precinct 1
 
313
165
220
478
698
Precinct 2
 
216
97
231
313
544
Precinct 3
 
349
159
232
508
740
Precinct 4
 
355
209
206
564
770
Precinct 5
 
308
185
309
493
802
Precinct 6
 
383
179
242
562
804
Precinct 1
 
309
124
187
433
620
Precinct 2
 
299
140
156
439
595
Precinct 3
 
310
159
153
469
622
Precinct 4
 
334
177
172
511
683
Precinct 5
 
262
155
183
417
600
Precinct 6
 
319
175
184
494
678
Precinct 1
 
349
199
188
548
736
Precinct 2
 
358
198
220
556
776
Precinct 3
 
272
169
178
441
619
Precinct 4
 
368
144
153
512
665
Precinct 5
 
257
133
136
390
526
Precinct 1
 
348
205
209
553
762
Precinct 2
 
369
165
187
534
721
Precinct 3
 
385
196
198
581
779
Precinct 4
 
455
245
373
700
1,073
Precinct 5
 
389
189
194
578
772
Totals
 
11,325
5,858
7,241
17,183
24,424