Texas Proposition 3, (1967)

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Texas Proposition 3 was on the November 11, 1967 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was accepted.

Election results

Proposition 3
Approveda Yes 160,865 58.6%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "For the amendment to extend the Veterans' Land Program by authorizing the sale of bonds to increase the Veterans' Land Fund for the purpose of purchasing land in Texas to be sold to Texas veterans who served in the Armed Services of the United States between September 16, 1940, and the date of formal withdrawal of United States troops from the present armed conflict in Viet Nam, which amendment would amend Section 49-b, Article III of the Constitution of Texas, and provide for an additional $200,000,000 in bonds, such funds to be expended in accordance with instructions and requirements to be provided by law."[1]

Constitutional changes

Prop 3 amended Section 49-b 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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