Texas Veterans' Land Fund, Proposition 11 (1962)

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The Texas Veterans' Land Fund Amendment, also known as Proposition 11, was on the November 6, 1962 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the resale of lands from the Veterans' Land Fund remaining unsold after being offered to veterans, to other non-veteran buyers.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 11 (1962)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 573,443 55.15%
No466,32944.85%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Prop 11 amended Section 49-b to Article 3 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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