The Texas Executive Authority Retention Amendment
, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 22
, did not make the November 5, 2013 general election ballot
in the state of Texas
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would have provided that the state governor retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law. The measure was authored by State Senator Joan Huffman
Text of measure
According to the bill's text, the ballot language would have read as follows:
||The constitutional amendment providing that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law.
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.