Texas Proposition 7 (1995)

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

Election results

Proposition 7
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 558,729 78.19%
No155,83021.80%

Proposition 7 was described as "The constitutional amendment reducing the amount of general obligation bonds authorized for undertakings related to the superconducting super collider research facility from $500 million to $250 million."

Constitutional changes

Proposition 7 amended Section 49-g (a) of 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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