LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A House committee has advanced legislation that would use lottery proceeds to fund $5,000 scholarships to students attending four-year schools and $2,500 scholarships to two-year schools.

The House Rules Committee approved the measure Monday on a voice vote.

Arkansas began selling lottery tickets in late September and officials expect to raise $112 million for the scholarships this year. The proposal now heads to the House floor for a vote.

Ninety-seven of the House's 100 members have signed on as sponsors to the legislation.