Texas Proposition 4, (1963)
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Text of measure
The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "For the Amendment to Section 49-b of Article III of the Constitution of Texas to increase the Veterans' Land Fund by $150,000,000.00; said Fund to be used 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 March 31, 1955; such funds to be expended in accordance with instructions and requirements that may be provided by law."
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.
- Texas Legislative Council, "1963 Constitutional Amendments"
- Spreadsheet of proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, 1879-present
- Texas Constitutional Amendments since 1876