Texas Proposition 1, Housing for Veterans (September 2003)

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Texas Proposition 1, also known as the Veterans Homes Act, was on the September 13, 2003 special election ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

HJR 68, Section 1/Proposition 1 authorized the Veterans' Land Board to use excess receipts in the Veterans' Land and Veterans' Housing Assistance funds for payment of revenue bonds, and use excess assets in those funds to provide housing for veterans.

Election results

Proposition 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,127,888 85.1%
No256,73514.9%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the Veterans' Land Board to use assets in certain veterans' land and veterans' housing assistance funds to provide veterans homes for the aged or infirm and to make principal, interest, and bond enhancement payments on revenue bonds."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 1 amended § 49b of Article 3 and Section 5 of Article 7 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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