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Texas Regional Mobility Authorities Act, Proposition 9 (2005)

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Texas Proposition 9, also known as the Regional Mobility Authorities Act, was on the November 8, 2005 election ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

HJR 79 authorized the Legislature to provide staggered six year terms of office for board members serving on regional mobility authorities, with no more than one-third of the board positions being appointed every two years.

Election results

Proposition 9
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,043,52553.32%
Yes 913,358 46.67%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a six-year term for a board member of a regional mobility authority."[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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