Texas Proposition 6, (1968)

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Texas Proposition 6 was on the November 5, 1968 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Election results

Proposition 6
Defeatedd No996,04451.1%
Yes 949,922 48.9%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "For the Constitutional Amendment giving permissive authority to the Texas Legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by the State of Texas and its political subdivisions equipment installed on real property to eliminate or abate the harmful effect of air emissions and water effluents, provided that the capital investment in such equipment complies with the air and water quality standards established by the State of Texas."[1]

Constitutional changes

If adopted, Prop 6 would have added Section 2-a to Article 8 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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