Texas Proposition 13, (1962)

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Texas Proposition 13 was on the November 3, 1962 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was accepted.

Election results

Proposition 13
Approveda Yes 532,808 53.5%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "For the amendment to Article VII of the Constitution of Texas, by adding thereto section 3-b providing that taxes or bonds previously voted in any independent school district, the major portion of which is in Dallas County, shall not be abrogated, canceled or invalidated by any change in boundaries and authorizing the continuance of the levy of taxes after such change without further election."[1]

Constitutional changes

Prop 13 added Section 3-b to Article 7 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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