Texas Proposition 11 (2001)

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Texas Amendment 11 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment allowing current and retired public school teachers and retired public school administrators to receive compensation for serving on the governing bodies of school districts, cities, towns, or other local governmental districts, including water districts. It was on the November 6, 2001 general election ballot in Texas where it was approved.

Election results

Amendment 11
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 547,588 66.52%
No275,57533.47%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment to allow current and retired public school teachers and retired public school administrators to receive compensation for serving on the governing bodies of school districts, cities, towns, and other local governmental districts, including water districts."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 11 amended Section 40, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, to permit current and retired public school teachers and retired public school administrators to receive compensation for serving on the governing bodies of school districts, cities, towns, or other local governmental districts, including water districts.

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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