The Texas Bonds for Veterans' Assistance Programs Amendment, also known as Proposition 7, was on the November 6, 2001 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure issued up to $500 million in general obligation bonds for home mortgages to veterans and used assets from veterans' land and housing funds to provide for veterans cemeteries.
| Texas Proposition 7 (2001)|
| Yes|| 611,943|| 74.68%|
Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas
Text of measure
The ballot title voters saw on their ballot read as:
||The constitutional amendment authorizing the Veterans' Land Board to issue up to $500 million in general obligation bonds payable from the general revenues of the state for veterans' housing assistance and to use assets in certain veterans' land and veterans' housing assistance funds to provide for veterans cemeteries.
The full text of the measure can be read here.
Proposition 7 amended Sections 49-b of Article 3 of the Texas Constitution.
The state government provided an explanation of Proposition 7 which can be read here.
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.
- ↑ Legislative Reference Library of Texas, "Constitutional amendment election dates," accessed January 14, 2015
- ↑ Texas Legislative Council, "Amendments to the Texas Constitution Since 1876," accessed January 14, 2015
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Texas Legislative Council, "Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments: November 6, 2001, Election," September 2001
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.