Texas Funding for Institutions of Higher Learning, Proposition 13 (1993)

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This article is about a 1993 ballot measure in Texas. For other measures with a similar title, see Proposition 13.
Texas Proposition 13 was on the November 2, 1993 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Election results

Proposition 13
Approveda Yes 684,001 89.06%

Proposition 13 was described on the ballot as "The constitutional amendment relating to the amount and expenditure of certain constitutionally dedicated funding for public institutions of higher education."

The successful passage of Proposition 13 amended Sections 17(a),(b),(e),(f) and (g) of Article 7 of the Texas Constitution and added Section 17(d-1) of Article 7.

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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