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

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The Texas Lieutenant Governor & Legislator Salary Limitations Amendment, also known as Proposition 1, was on the November 7, 1989 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited the salaries of the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to not more than one-half of the governor's salary and limited the salaries of legislators to not more than one-fourth of the governor's salary.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 1 (1989)
Defeatedd No732,41763.30%
Yes 424,704 36.70%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

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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