Texas Water Development Bonds, Proposition 1 (1976)

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The Texas Water Development Bonds Amendment, also known as Proposition 1, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized the legislature to approve up to $400 million in bonds for water development with a two-thirds vote, in addition to the $100 million in bonds already authorized.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 1 (1976)
Defeatedd No1,243,45157.00%
Yes 937,921 43.00%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

If adopted, Prop 1 would have amended Section 49-c and repealed Section 49-d of Article 3 of the Texas Constitution.

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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