New editions of the State Legislative Tracker and The Policy Tracker available now!

Texas Rail Relocation and Improvement, Proposition 1 (2005)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voting on Transportation
Transportation.jpg
Ballot Measures
By state
By year
Not on ballot
Texas Constitution
Seal of Texas.svg.png
Preamble
Articles
12
3 (1-43)3 (44-49)3 (50-67)
4567891011121314151617

The Texas Rail Relocation and Improvement Amendment, also known as Proposition 1, was on the November 8, 2005 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure created a Texas rail relocation and improvement fund in the state treasury and authorized grants of state revenue and issuance of public debt to relocate, rehabilitate, and expand privately and publicly owned passenger and freight rail facilities and to construct railroad underpasses and overpasses.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 1 (2005)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,112,718 53.78%
No956,35046.22%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure 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.

See also

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

External links

References


BallotMeasureFinal badge.png
This historical ballot measure article requires that the text of the measure be added to the page.