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Texas Proposition 4 (2001)

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Texas Amendment 4 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment providing for a four-year term of office for the fire fighters' pension commissioner. It was on the November 6, 2001 general election ballot in Texas where it was approved.[1]

Election results

Amendment 4
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 583,55 92.05%
No226,35027.94%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment providing for a four-year term of office for the fire-fighters' pension commissioner."[2]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 4 amended Section 67, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, to require a four-year term of office for the fire fighters' pension commissioner if the legislature provides for the office.

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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