Texas Proposition 12 (1993)

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Texas Proposition 12 was on the November 2, 1993 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Election results

Proposition 12
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 997,890 89.06%
No122,54710.94%

Proposition 12 was described on the ballot as "The constitutional amendment permitting the denial of bail to certain persons charged with certain violent or sexual offenses committed while under the supervision of a criminal justice agency of the state or a political subdivision of the state."

The successful passage of Proposition 12 amended Section 11a of Article 1 of the Texas Constitution.

Texas Constitution
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Preamble
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12
3 (1-43)3 (44-49)3 (50-67)
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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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