Texas Spousal Maintenance, Proposition 7 (1999)

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Texas Proposition 7 was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

It was described on the ballot as an act to authorize garnishment of wages for spousal maintenance.

Election results

Texas Proposition 7
Approveda Yes 644,742 67.42%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment authorizing garnishment of wages for the enforcement of court-ordered spousal maintenance."[1]

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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