Texas Obsolete Constitutional Provisions, Proposition 12 (2001)

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The Texas Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Amendment, also known as Proposition 12, was on the November 6, 2001 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure eliminated obsolete, archaic, redundant and unnecessary provisions and clarified, updated and harmonized provisions of the Texas Constitution.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 12 (2001)
Approveda Yes 619,945 76.59%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

Ballot title

The ballot title voters saw on their ballot read as:[3]

The constitutional amendment to eliminate obsolete, archaic, redundant, and unnecessary provisions and to clarify, update, and harmonize certain provisions of the Texas Constitution.


Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Proposition 12 amended the following sections of the Texas Constitution:

Proposition 12 added the following sections to the Texas Constitution:

Proposition 12 repealed the following sections of the Texas Constitution:

Ballot summary

The state government provided an explanation of Proposition 12 which can be read here.[3]

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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