Texas Proposition 13 (1991)

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Texas Proposition 13 was on the November 5, 1991 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds not to exceed $300,000,000 to continue existing programs to provide educational loans to students, with repayments of student loans applied toward the retirement of the bonds."[1]

Election results

Proposition 13
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,259,427 65.0%
No677,83135.0%

Proposition 13 was described on the ballot as "The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds not to exceed $300,000,000 to continue existing programs to provide educational loans to students, with repayments of student loans applied toward the retirement of the bonds."

It added §50b-3 to Article 3 of the Texas Constitution.

Texas Constitution
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Preamble
Articles
12
3 (1-43)3 (44-49)3 (50-67)
4567891011121314151617

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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