Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct Act, Proposition 6 (2005)

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Texas Proposition 6, also known as the State Commission on Judicial Conduct Act, was on the November 8, 2005 election ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

HJR 87 increased the size of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct from eleven to thirteen members by increasing from four to five the number of public members and by adding a constitutional county court judge. The additions would ensure that the commission has an odd number of members, which is required by another provision of the state constitution.

Election results

Proposition 6
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,246,127 62.59%
No744,58537.40%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment to include one additional public member and a constitutional county court judge in the membership of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct."[1]

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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