Texas Proposition 1, Lieutenant Governor & Legislator Salary Limitations (1989)

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Texas Proposition 1, Lieutenant Governor & Legislator Salary Limitations, was on the November 7, 1989 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

The measure called for limiting the salary of the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives.

Election results

Proposition 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No732,41763.3%
Yes 424,704 36.7%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was:[1]

"The constitutional amendment to limit the salary of the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to not more than one-half of the governor's salary and to limit the salary of a member of the legislature to not more than one-fourth of the governor's salary."

Constitutional changes

If Proposition 1 had been approved, it would have 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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