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House Committee on Constitutional Amendments - 66th R.S. (1979)

Committee Members
Albert 'Al' Brown, Chair
G.R. 'Bob' Close, Vice Chair
Lloyd Criss
Bill Hollowell
Samuel Hudson III
Ray Keller
Bob Leonard, Jr.
John Sharp
Doyle Willis
Charges
• Clarify the division of powers delegated to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government in Texas according to the Texas Constitution.
• Consider the feasibility of combining all constitutional amendments relating to a single article into one amendment when submitted to the voters of the State in order to reduce ballot cost, create uniformity, etc.
• Catalog in lay language the questions asked and the results of all court cases in the last two years challenging the Texas Constitution.
• Compile a list of the issues submitted to the voters in states where any type of initiative and referendum powers exist and compar the social and economic climate of those states with those having no laws related to initiative and referendum

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