Texas Park Development Fund, Proposition 5 (1967)

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The Texas Park Development Fund Amendment, also known as Proposition 5, was on the November 11, 1967 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure created the Texas Park Development Fund to acquire lands for state park sites and to develop state parks. The measure also authorized the issuance of $75 million in bonds for the fund.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 5 (1967)
Approveda Yes 148,765 54.68%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Prop 5 added Section 49-e to Article 3 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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