Texas Water Development Fund, Proposition 2 (August 1969)

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The Texas Water Development Fund Amendment, also known as Proposition 2, was on the August 5, 1969 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have broadened the powers of the Texas Water Development Board and the purposes of the Texas Water Development Fund. The measure also would have eliminated interest limitations on Texas Water Development Bonds, raised the amount of water development bonds by $3.5 billion and extended the maturity schedule on Texas Water Development Bonds.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 2 (August 1969)
Defeatedd No315,79350.50%
Yes 309,516 49.50%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

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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