Texas Proposition 1, Filling Vacancies in Certain Offices (1990)

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Texas Proposition 1 was on the November 6, 1990 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Election results

Proposition 1
Results Votes
Yes Approveda 1,740,374
No 916,162

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment to clarify the authority of the Senate to consider certain nominees to state and district offices and to provide for filling vacancies in those offices."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 1 amended:

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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