Texas Proposition 22, Limiting Governor Authority at End of Term (1987)

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Texas Proposition 22 was on the November 3, 1987 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was adopted.

Election results

Proposition 22
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,287,090 61.5%
No806,41938.5%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to limit the authority of a governor to fill vacancies in state and district offices during the end of the governor's term if the governor is not re-elected."[1]

Constitutional changes

Prop 22 added Section 12 to Article 4 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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