Texas Proposition 2, Redemption of Mineral Interests (September 2003)

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This article is about a 2003 ballot measure in Texas. For other measures with a similar title, see Proposition 2.
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Texas Proposition 2, also known as the Redemption of Mineral Interests Act, was on the September 13, 2003 special election ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Proposition 2/HJR 51 expanded from six months to two years the period in which the former owner of a mineral interest that was sold for unpaid property taxes may buy back the mineral interest.

Election results

Proposition 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 830,009 62.4%
No499,69637.6%

Proposition 2 was described on the ballot as "The constitutional amendment to establish a two-year period for the redemption of a mineral interest sold for unpaid ad valorem taxes at a tax sale."

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment to establish a two-year period for the redemption of a mineral interest sold for unpaid ad valorem taxes at a tax sale."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 2 amended Section 13 of Article 8 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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