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Texas Tax for Transportation Amendment (2011)

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The Texas Tax for Transportation Amendment will not be on the November 2011 ballot in the state of Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

The measure would have created a local option to raise taxes in areas to support transportation. The measure was introduced by Senator Jeff Wentworth. Wentworth proposed the measure in order to improve traffic problems and other transportation issues in the state.[1]

The 82nd session of the Texas State Legislature adjourned on May 30, 2011. However, Gov. Rick Perry called a special session of the Texas State Legislature that commenced May 31, 2011 in early June and adjourned June 29, 2011. Eight amendments were proposed during the special session, but none passed. Including this proposal.[2]

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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