Texas Proposition 6 (1991)

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Texas Proposition 6 was on the November 5, 1991 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.
  • Yes: 1,040,731 Approveda
  • No: 905,206

Proposition 6 was described on the ballot as "The constitutional amendment creating the Texas Ethics Commission and authorizing the commission to recommend the salary for members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor, subject to voter approval, and to set the per diem for officials, subject to a limit."

It amended Section 24 of Article 3, and added §24a of Article 3. It also amended §17 of Article 4 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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