The Texas Statewide Office Term Limits Amendment
, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 13
, did not make the November 5, 2013, general election ballot
in the state of Texas
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would set term limits for statewide offices.
Text of measure
The official ballot text reads as follows:
||The constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold the office of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, comptroller of public accounts, commissioner of the General Land Office, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, or railroad commissioner.
Path to the ballot
A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Texas State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot. Texas is one of sixteen states that requires this.
The state senate voted to approve the measure on March 19, 2013. The amendment now awaits a vote form the house before moving on to the ballot.
On May 15 the House of Representatives failed to adopt the measure with a vote of 61-80.