Texas Home Rule Charter Provision Amendment, Proposition 7 (2013)

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Home Rule Charter Addition Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Texas Constitution
Referred by:Texas State Legislature
Topic:County and municipal governance
Status:On the ballot
The Texas Home Rule Charter Addition Amendment, also known as HJR 87, will appear as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in Texas in the general election on November 5, 2013. The measure would authorize a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less. This measure is sponsored by Rep. Sergio Munoz, Jr. (D-36) and Rep. Juan Hinojosa (D-20).[1]

Text of measure

The ballot will be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition:[2]

The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.

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Support

The measure is sponsored by Reps. Sergio Munoz, Jr. and Juan Hinojosa.[1]

Opposition

No formal opposition has been identified at this time.

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Texas Constitution

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. Since the bill is a joint resolution, it does not require the governor's signature before being placed on the ballot.

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