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One type of constitutional amendment commonly put to a vote in Texas are those dealing with bonds. The Texas Constitution limits the state’s power to create public debt in a number of provisions. Article III, Section 44 states that the legislature may not “grant, by appropriation or otherwise, any amount of money out of the Treasury of the State, to any individual, on a claim, real or pretended, when the same shall not have been provided for by pre-existing law.” Article III, Section 49 forbids the State from creating debt except in certain circumstances , or “otherwise authorized by this constitution”

As such, the issuance of bonds that result in increased public debt require a constitutional amendment.

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