Texas Homestead Encumbrance, Proposition 4 (1995)

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The Texas Homestead Encumbrance Amendment, also known as Proposition 4, was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted an encumbrance to be fixed on homestead property for an owelty of partition and for the refinance of a lien against the homestead.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 4 (1995)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 368,486 51.44%
No347,85848.56%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Proposition 4 amended Section 50 of Article 16 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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