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Texas Proposition 1 (1993)

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Texas Proposition 1 was on the November 2, 1993 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Election results

Texas Proposition 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No767,54369.41%
Yes 338,248 30.59%

On the ballot, Proposition 1 was identified to voters as "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of $50 million of general obligation bonds for the recovery and further development of the state's economy and for increasing job opportunities and other benefits for Texas residents through state financing of the start-up costs of historically underutilized businesses."

If passed, Proposition 1 would have added Section 72 to Article 16 of the Texas Constitution.

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