Texas Proposition 23, Water Bonds (1987)

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Texas Proposition 23 was on the November 3, 1987 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was adopted.

Election results

Proposition 23
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,348,332 64.1%
No755,79135.9%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $400 million of Texas Water Development Bonds for water supply, water quality, and flood control purposes."[1]

Constitutional changes

Prop 23 added Section 49-d-6 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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