Texas Taxes in County Education Districts, Proposition 1 (May 1993)

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The Texas Taxes in County Education Districts Amendment, also known as Proposition 1, was on the May 1, 1993 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed limited redistribution of ad valorem taxes for schools, authorized local districts to set a minimum tax rate in county education districts and placed a cap on the ad valorem tax levied by county education districts.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 1 (May 1993)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,293,22463.13%
Yes 755,417 36.87%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Proposition 1 would have added Section 3-c to Article 7 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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