Texas Executive Officer Term Limits, Proposition 4 (1965)

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The Texas Executive Officer Term Limits Amendment, also known as Proposition 4, was on the November 2, 1965 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased the term limits of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller of public accounts, treasurer, commissioner of the general land office, secretary of state and any other elected officer of the state from two to four years.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 4 (1965)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No277,89255.15%
Yes 225,987 44.85%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

If adopted, Prop 4 would have amended Sections 4, 22, and 23 of Article 4 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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