Note: Ballotpedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 5 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
For status updates, visit
Ballotpedia's coverage of elections held on March 3, 2015, was limited. Select races were covered live, and all results will be added once the merger is complete.

Texas State Highway Fund Amendment, SJR 20 (2013)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not on Ballot
Proposed allot measures that were not on a ballot
This measure did not or
will not appear on a ballot
The Texas State Highway Fund Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 20, 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 dedicated a portion of motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund. According to the text of the measure, the author of the bill was State Senator Robert Nichols.[1]

Text of measure

Ballot language

According to the bill's text, the ballot language would have read as follows:[1]

The constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on a sale of a motor vehicle sold in this state to the state highway fund.[2]

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.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Texas Legislature, "SJR 20," accessed January 29, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.