Texas Proposition 2, (1968)

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Texas Proposition 2 was on the November 5, 1968 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Election results

Proposition 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,114,97156.5%
Yes 858,911 43.5%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "For the Constitutional Amendment raising the limit on the amount that may be expended in any one year out of state funds for Public Assistance payments only to Seventy-five Million Dollars ($75,000,000)."[1]

Constitutional changes

If adopted, Prop 2 would have amended Section 52-a of Article 3 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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