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Texas Proposition 17 (2001)

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Texas Amendment 17 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to settle land title disputes between the state and a private party. It was on the November 6, 2001 general election ballot in Texas where it was approved.

Election results

Amendment 17
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 512,163 64.25%
No284,91835.75%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to settle land title disputes between the state and a private party."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 17 added Section 2B, Article VII, Texas Constitution, authorizing the legislature to release under certain circumstances the state's interest, other than a mineral interest, in surveyed, unsold, permanent school fund land claimed by a person under color of title.

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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