Texas Proposition 13, (1962)
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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."
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.
- Texas Legislative Council, "1962 Constitutional Amendments" (dead link)
- Spreadsheet of proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, 1879-present
- Texas Constitutional Amendments since 1876