1967 Constitutional Convention Amendment: All public assistance and Medicaid costs not paid for by the national government would be borne by the state budget
- Requires the legislature to provide by January 1, 1970, for the transfer of the administration and cost of local welfare programs to the state over a 10-year period
State Taxation and Finance
Section 5. The article directs the legislature to provide for the transfer to the state by January 1, 1970 of responsibility for all programs of public assistance and care now administered by local governments. It provides for the allocation of the costs of such programs not paid or reimbursed by the federal government and requires that, within ten years, local governments be entirely relieved of all such costs.