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Texas Legislative Rules of Procedure, Proposition 2 (1986)

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The Texas Legislative Rules of Procedure Amendment, also known as Proposition 2, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required each house of the legislature to include in its rules of procedure a rule that each bill contain a title expressing the bill's subject.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 2 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,811,414 73.56%
No651,14626.44%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Prop 2 amended Section 35 and 43 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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