Texas Proposition 2, (1969)

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3 (1-43)3 (44-49)3 (50-67)
Texas Proposition 2 was on the August 5, 1969 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Election results

Proposition 2
Defeatedd No315,79350.5%
Yes 309,516 49.5%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment broadening the powers of the Texas Water Development Board and the purposes of the Texas Water Development Fund; eliminating the interest limitations on Texas Water Development Bonds; raising the authorized amount of Texas Water Development Bonds by $3,500,000,000; extending the maturity schedule on Texas Water Development Bonds; eliminating the procedures for curtailment and the curtailment date of financial assistance to be provided by the Texas Water Development Board."[1]

Constitutional changes

If adopted, Prop 2 would have added Section 49-d-1 to 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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