Texas Constitutional Amendment Proposal, Proposition 2 (May 1971)

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The Texas Constitutional Amendment Proposal Amendment, also known as Proposition 2, was on the May 18, 1971 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided that the legislature could propose a constitutional amendment at any session of the legislature.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 2 (May 1971)
Defeatedd No423,71855.17%
Yes 344,268 44.83%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

If accepted, Prop 4 would have amended Section 1 of Article 17 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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