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
Text of measure
According to the bill's text, the ballot language would have read as follows:
||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.
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.