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Texas Lieutenant Governor Salary and Legislative Compensation, Proposition 9 (1965)

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The Texas Lieutenant Governor Salary and Legislative Compensation Amendment, also known as Proposition 9, was on the November 2, 1965 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed the legislature to fix the annual salary of the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house. The measure also would have allowed members of the legislature to receive up to $20 per day for the 140 days of regular sessions and 30 days of special sessions.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 9 (1965)
Defeatedd No272,51456.37%
Yes 210,953 43.63%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Prop 9 amended Section 24 of Article 3 of the Texas Constitution and Section 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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