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Texas Proposition 13 (1999)

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This article is about a 1999 ballot measure in Texas. For other measures with a similar title, see Proposition 13.

Texas Proposition 13 was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

It was an act for the issuance of $400 million in bonds to finance educational loans.

Election results

Texas Proposition 13
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 674,249 71%
No275,39228.99%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of $400 million in general obligation bonds to finance educational loans to students."[1]

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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