Texas Proposition 21, Faculty on Water District Boards (September 2003)
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Texas Proposition 21, also known as the Members of the Governing Body of a Water District Act, was on the September 13, 2003 special election ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.
Proposition 21 allows current or retired faculty members of public colleges or universities in the state to receive compensation for serving on the governing body of a water district.
Text of measure
The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment to permit a current or retired faculty member of a public college or university to receive compensation for service on the governing body of a water district."
The successful passage of Proposition 21 amended §40 of Article 16 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.
- Proposition 21 Election Results
- Analysis of Proposition 21
- Constitutional amendments on the September 13, 2003 Texas ballot