Texas Approval for Service Contracts, Proposition 8 (1968)

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The Texas Approval for Service Contracts Amendment, also known as Proposition 8, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have removed the requirement that the governor, secretary of state and comptroller needed to approve certain service contracts. The measure also would have removed certain provisions regarding the purchase of fuel and furbishing the rooms of the legislature.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 8 (1968)
Defeatedd No949,56550.41%
Yes 933,950 49.59%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

If adopted, Prop 8 would have amended Section 21 of Article 16 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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