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Texas Proposition 11, Legislator Per Diem (1989)

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Texas Proposition 11 was on the November 7, 1989 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.
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Election results

Proposition 11
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No592,41252.7%
Yes 531,550 47.3%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment to set the amount of per diem received by a member of the legislature at the amount allowed for federal income tax purposes as a deduction for living expenses incurred by a state legislator in connection with official business."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 11 amended Section 24 to Article III 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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