Texas Proposition 3, (1971)

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3 (1-43)3 (44-49)3 (50-67)
Texas Proposition 3 was on the May 18, 1971 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was accepted.

Election results

Proposition 3
Approveda Yes 406,936 52.8%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of One Hundred Million Dollars ($100,000,000) bonds to provide financial assistance to cities and other public agencies for water quality enhancement purposes, providing for the improvement and continuance of the water resources program, and establishing an interest ceiling on Water Development Bonds at 6% per annum."[1]

Constitutional changes

Prop 3 amended Section 49-d-1 of Article 3.

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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