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Texas Holding Multiple Non-elective Offices, Proposition 6 (1967)

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The Texas Holding Multiple Non-elective Offices Amendment, also known as Proposition 6, was on the November 11, 1967 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed non-elective state officers and employees to serve in other non-elective offices or positions for the state or the United States until September 1, 1969, and thereafter only if authorized by the legislature. The measure also added members of the Air National Guard, Air National Guard Reserve, Air Force Reserve and retired members of the Air Force to the list of exempted persons.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 6 (1967)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 138,042 51.49%
No130,06948.51%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Prop 6 amended Section 33 of Article 16 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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