Texas Proposition 1 (2007)

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Texas Proposition 1 appeared on the November 6, 2007 in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Proposition 1 proposed an amendment to provide for the constitutional appropriation for facilities and other capital items at Angelo State University or a change in the governance of the university.

Proposition 1 appeared on the statewide November 2007 ballot in Texas along with fifteen other statewide propositions; all of them passed.

Election results

Texas Proposition 1 (2007)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 696,426 66.3%
No353,92233.7%

Overview

This proposal would transfer the Angelo State University form under Texas State University System to the Texas Tech University.

Statement of Support

Transferring ASU to the Texas Tech system will expand educational opportunities with a university system that shares ASU's regional and philosophical interests.

Statement of Opposition

Transferring ASU out the Texas State University System would remove them from a expanded and enhanced facility and low tuition rates. Moving ASU to the Texas Tech System will cost nearly three times what ASU students are currently paying. ASU is important to the "Closing the Gaps" mission of promoting student affordability.

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment providing for the continuation of the constitutional appropriation for facilities and other capital items at Angelo State University on a change in the governance of the university."[1]

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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