Texas Proposition 11, Regulation of Wineries (September 2003)

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Texas Proposition 11, also known as the Regulation of Wineries Act, was on the September 13, 2003 special election ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

HJR 85 / Proposition 11 authorized the legislature to regulate the operation of wineries in Texas, regardless of whether a winery is located in an area in which the sale of wine has been authorized by local option election.

Election results

Proposition 11
Approveda Yes 851,809 62.4%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "A constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to enact laws authorizing and governing the operation of wineries in this state."[1]

Constitutional changes

The successful passage of Proposition 11 added §20 to Article 16 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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