Texas Proposition 1, (1969)

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Texas Proposition 1 was on the August 5, 1969 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was accepted.

Election results

Proposition 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 337,327 55.4%
No271,42744.6%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment to repeal the obsolete, superfluous and unnecessary sections of the Constitution."[1]

Constitutional changes

Prop 1 made the following changes to the Texas Constitution.

  • Article 3 : Repeals 42, Repeals 46, Repeals 48
  • Article 7 : Repeals 3a, Repeals 7
  • Article 8 : Repeals 12
  • Article 9 : Repeals 3
  • Article 10 : Repeals 1, Repeals 3, Repeals 4, Repeals 5, Repeals 6, Repeals 7, Repeals 8, Repeals 9
  • Article 11 : Repeals 10
  • Article 12 : Repeals 3, Repeals 4, Repeals 5, Repeals 7
  • Article 13 : Repeals 1, Repeals 2, Repeals 3, Repeals 4, Repeals 5, Repeals 6, Repeals 7
  • Article 14 : Repeals 2, Repeals 3, Repeals 4, Repeals 6, Repeals 7, Repeals 8
  • Article 16 : Repeals 3, Repeals 4, Repeals 7, Repeals 13, Repeals 29, Repeals 32, Repeals 34, Repeals 35, Repeals 36, Repeals 38, Repeals 42, Repeals 45, Repeals 46, Repeals 54, Repeals 55, Repeals 57, Repeals 58, Repeals 60

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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