Texas Proposition 16, Hospital Districts (1989)

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Texas Proposition 16 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 16
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 776,806 70%
No332,29830%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment granting to the people the right to decide whether to create and maintain hospital districts to protect the public well-being in a manner independent of the legislature."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 16 amended Section 9 and added Section 9B to Article IX 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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