Texas Proposition 15, Legislature Regulating Raffles (1989)

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Texas Proposition 15 was on the November 7, 1989 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.
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Election results

Proposition 15
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 704,694 62.5%
No423,69938%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was " The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit and regulate raffles conducted by certain nonprofit organizations for charitable purposes."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 15 ammended and added Section 47 to Article III 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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