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Texas Amarillo Hospital District, Proposition 25 (1987)

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The Texas Amarillo Hospital District Amendment, also known as Proposition 25, was on the November 3, 1987 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted the Amarillo Hospital District to serve certain residents of Randall County. The measure also authorized Randall County to provide financial assistance to the district and authorized other hospital districts to change their boundaries without voter approval.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 25 (1987)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,358,338 71.50%
No541,34428.50%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Prop 25 amended Section 5 of Article 9 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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