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Texas Inform Juries about Parole Eligibility, Proposition 10 (1989)

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The Texas Inform Juries about Parole Eligibility Amendment, also known as Proposition 10, was on the November 7, 1989 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required or permitted courts to inform juries about the effect of good conduct time and eligibility for parole or mandatory supervision on the period of incarceration served by a defendant convicted of a criminal offense.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 10 (1989)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 901,279 78.99%
No239,71421.01%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Proposition 10 amended Section 11 of Article IV of the Texas Constitution.

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing direct democracy in Texas

As laid out in Article 17 of the Texas Constitution, in order for a proposed constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot, the Texas State Legislature must propose the amendment in a joint resolution of both the Texas State Senate and the Texas House of Representatives. The joint resolution can originate in either the House or the Senate. The resolution must be adopted by a vote of at least two-thirds of the membership of each house of the legislature. That amounts to a minimum of 100 votes in the House of Representatives and 21 votes in the Senate.

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