Texas Proposition 19, Local Government Investments (1989)

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Texas Proposition 19 was on the November 7, 1989 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.
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Election results

Proposition 19
Approveda Yes 658,826 60.4%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment to authorize local governments to invest their funds as provided by law."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 19 added Section 52 to Article III and amended Section 3 of Article XI 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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