The Texas Public School Employee and Local Governing Body Compensation Amendment
, also known as House Joint Resolution 66
, did not make the November 5, 2013 general election ballot
in the state of Texas
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would have allowed for the compensation for public school employees and retired public school employees that are serving as members of local governing bodies. The measure was authored by State Representative Richard Raymond
Text of measure
According to the bill's text, the ballot language would have read as follows:
||The constitutional amendment authorizing compensation for public school employees and retired public school employees, other than superintendents or retired superintendents, who are serving as members of local governing bodies.
Path to the ballot
A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Texas State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot. Texas is one of sixteen states that requires this.