Texas Proposition 2, Review Executive Rule Making Process (1979)

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Texas Proposition 2 was on the November 6, 1979 statewide ballotin Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Election results

Proposition 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No227,29052.2%
Yes 208,169 47.8%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment to provide for legislative review of the process of rulemaking by agencies in the executive department."[1]

Constitutional changes

If adopted, Prop 2 would have added Section 66 to 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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