Texas Proposition 6 (1999)

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Texas Proposition 6, an act to increase the maximum size of an urban homestead to 10 acres, was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

It was described on the ballot as "The constitutional amendment increasing the maximum size of an urban homestead to 10 acres, prescribing permissible uses of urban homesteads, and preventing the overburdening of a homestead."

Election results

Texas Proposition 6
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 635,020 67.45%
No306,39032.55%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment increasing the maximum size of an urban homestead to 10 acres, prescribing permissible uses of urban homesteads, and preventing the overburdening of a homestead."[1]

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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