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Texas Constitutional Update, Proposition 1 (August 1969)

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The Texas Constitutional Update Amendment, also known as Proposition 1, was on the August 5, 1969 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure repealed obsolete, superfluous and unnecessary sections of the constitution.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 1 (August 1969)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 337,327 55.41%
No271,42744.59%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Prop 1 made the following changes to the Texas Constitution:

  • Article 3 : Repealed sections 42, 46 and 48
  • Article 7 : Repealed sections 3a and 7
  • Article 8 : Repealed section 12
  • Article 9 : Repealed section 3
  • Article 10 : Repealed sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
  • Article 11 : Repealed section 10
  • Article 12 : Repealed sections 3, 4, 5 and 7
  • Article 13 : Repealed sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • Article 14 : Repealed sections 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8
  • Article 16 : Repealed sections 3, 4, 7, 13, 29, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 42, 45, 46, 54, 55, 57, 58 and 60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