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Texas Funding for Institutions of Higher Learning, Proposition 13 (1993)

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The Texas Funding for Institutions of Higher Learning Amendment, also known as Proposition 13, was on the November 2, 1993 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure expanded the scope of authorized uses for the higher education fund and added the Texas State Technical College system to the list of institutions eligible for support from the fund.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 13 (1993)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 610,714 58.19%
No438,75641.81%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

The successful passage of Proposition 13 amended Section 17 of Article 7 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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