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Texas Agricultural Bonds, Proposition 16 (1993)

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The Texas Agricultural Bonds Amendment, also known as Proposition 16, was on the November 2, 1993 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized up to $100 million in bonds to be issued or sold to finance the Texas agricultural fund to provide financial assistance to develop, increase, improve or expand the production, processing, marketing or export of crops grown or produced in the state.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 16 (1993)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No594,88955.51%
Yes 476,715 44.49%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

If Proposition 16 had passed, it would have amended Section 49(i) of Article 3 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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