Texas Water Resources Bonds, Proposition 4 (May 1971)

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The Texas Water Resources Bonds Amendment, also known as Proposition 4, was on the May 18, 1971 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the issuance of $100 million in bonds to provide assistance to cities and public agencies for water quality enhancement purposes. The measure also provided for the improvement and continuance of the water resources program and established an interest ceiling on water development bonds of six percent.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 4 (May 1971)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 406,936 52.83%
No363,30147.17%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Prop 3 amended Section 49-d-1 of Article 3.

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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