Texas Charter Amendment in Home-Rule Cities, Proposition 1 (1991)

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Texas Proposition 1 was on the November 5, 1991 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Election results

Proposition 1
Approveda Yes 1,563,840 81.1%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment allowing home-rule cities with a population of 5,000 or less to amend their charters by popular vote."[1]

Constitutional changes

It amended §5 of Article 11 of the Texas Constitution.

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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