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Texas Proposition 9, (1962)

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Texas Proposition 9 was on the November 3, 1962 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Election results

Proposition 9
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No519,82751.8%
Yes 503,668 48.2%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "For the Constitutional Amendment authorizing the construction, equipping, maintenance and financing of a home for the aged in Titus County, and for permitting the Legislature to authorize the creation of two (2) hospital districts in Brazoria County, one of which is to include all or part of the West Columbia, Brazoria and Damon Independent School districts, and the other coterminous with the Sweeny Independent School District, also providing for a possible consolidation of the two by qualified voters of such districts, and providing for all necessary construction, equipping, maintaining and financing if authorized."[1]

Constitutional changes

If adopted, Prop 9 would have added Section 10a to 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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