Texas Proposition 10, (1968)

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Texas Proposition 10 was on the November 5, 1968 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Election results

Proposition 10
Defeatedd No1,217,62564.1%
Yes 679,950 35.9%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "For the constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for the refund of the tax on cigars and tobacco products sold at retail within the corporate limits of Texarkana, Texas, or any incorporated city or town in Texas contiguous to Texarkana."[1]

Constitutional changes

If adopted, Prop 10 would have added Section 1-j to Article 8 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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