Texas Proposition 9, (1965)

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Texas Proposition 9 was on the November 2, 1965 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Election results

Proposition 9
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No272,51456.1%
Yes 210,953 43.9%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "For the Constitutional Amendment allowing an annual salary in an amount to be fixed by the Legislature for the Lieutenant Governor and for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and allowing a per diem for Members of the Legislature not to exceed Twenty Dollars ($20) per day for the 140 days of each Regular Session and 30 days of each Special Session. "[1]

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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