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Texas Proposition 5 (1995)

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Texas Proposition 5 was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Election results

Proposition 5
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 428,484 59.66%
No289,69040.33%

Proposition 5 was described as "The constitutional amendment to increase by $500 million the amount of general obligation bonds that may be issued to augment the veterans' housing assistance fund II."

Constitutional changes

Proposition 5 added Section 49-b-3 Article 3 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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