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
Text of measure
According to the bill's text, the ballot language would have read as follows:
||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.
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.