Texas Proposition 10 (1995)

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Texas Proposition 10 was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Election results

Proposition 10
Approveda Yes 495,181 69.38%

Proposition 10 was described as "The constitutional amendment abolishing the office of state treasurer."

Constitutional changes

Proposition 10 amended the following articles to the Texas Constitution:

  • Article 3: Amended Sections 49-e, 49-f (b), 49-g (i) and (j), 50c (b), and 61
  • Article 4 : Amended Sections 1 and 23
  • Article 7 : Amended Sections 4, 11b, 17 (1), and 18 (j)
  • Article 17: Amended Section 2
  • Article 16 : Amended Sections 70 (h) and (q)

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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