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Texas Proposition 2 (November 1991)

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This article is about a 1991 ballot measure in Texas. For other measures with a similar title, see Proposition 2.

Texas Proposition 2 was on the November 5, 1991 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Election results

Proposition 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 961,729 50.6%
No938,01749.4%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment mandating the repayment to the Department of Transportation of monies expended to assist the Texas Turnpike Authority in the construction, maintenance, and operation of turnpikes, toll roads and toll bridges."[1]

Constitutional changes

It amended §52b of 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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