Texas Rail Relocation and Improvement Act, Proposition 1 (2005)

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Texas Proposition 1, also known as the Texas Rail Relocation and Improvement Fund, was on the November 8, 2005 election ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

HJR 54 created a Texas rail relocation and improvement fund in the state treasury and authorized grants of state revenue and issuance of public debt to relocate, rehabilitate, and expand privately and publicly owned passenger and freight rail facilities and to construct railroad underpasses and overpasses.

Election results

Proposition 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,112,718 53.77%
No956,35046.22%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment creating the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and authorizing grants of money and issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, rehabilitation, and expansion of rail facilities."[1]

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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