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Texas Nondedicated Spending Prohibition Amendment, SJR 23 (2013)

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The Texas Nondedicated Spending Prohibition Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 23, did not make the November 5, 2013 general election ballot in the state of Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have "ended fee and other revenue diversions" by prohibiting the use of certain money dedicated by law for nondedicated purposes. The measure was authored by Craig Estes.[1]

Text of measure

Ballot language

According to the bill's text, the ballot language would have read as follows:[1]

The constitutional amendment to end fee and other revenue diversions by prohibiting using certain money dedicated by law for nondedicated purposes or entities and to prohibit using that money to certify appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.[2]

Path to the ballot

A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Texas State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot. Texas is one of sixteen states that requires this.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Texas Legislature, "SJR 23," accessed January 29, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.