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Texas Legislative Compensation, Proposition 2 (April 1975)

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The Texas Legislative Compensation Amendment, also known as Proposition 2, was on the April 22, 1975 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure increased the salary of legislators to $600 per month, set a per diem of $30 during legislative sessions and provided for a mileage allowance at the same rate provided for state employees.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 2 (April 1975)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 313,516 57.92%
No227,78642.08%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

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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