Texas Proposition 2 (1995)

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This article is about a 1995 ballot measure in Texas. For other measures with a similar title, see Proposition 2.

Texas Proposition 2 was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Election results

Proposition 2
Defeatedd No358,13353.59%
Yes 333,528 46.40%

Proposition 2 was described as "The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation property of an organization chartered by the Congress of the Republic of Texas that is used primarily for the charitable, benevolent, or public service activities of the organization."

Constitutional changes

Proposition 2 added Section 2-d 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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