Texas Proposition 6
was on the November 7, 1989 statewide ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved.
| Proposition 6|
| Yes|| 710,018|| 63.3%|
Text of measure
The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "Authorizing the members of a hospital district governing board to serve four-year terms."
Proposition 6 added Section 30 to Article XVI 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.