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HJR 13, 49th Regular Session
Proposing an Amendment to provide that the Legislature shall have the power to provide, under such limitations and restrictions and regulations as may be deemed by the Legislature to be expedient, for old age assistance and for the payment of same not to exceed Twenty Dollars ($20) per month each to actual bona fide citizens of Texas over the age of sixty-five (65) years, who are not habitual criminals, not habitual drunkards and not inmates of any state supported institution.

Proposition For the amendment to the Constitution giving the Legislature the power to set up a system of payments of old age assistance to those above sixty-five (65) years of age; provided that monthly payments from State funds to any one person may be in valid amounts based on need, that the maximum payment per month per person from State funds shall not be more than Twenty Dollars ($20) per month; giving the Legislature the power to set up a system of payments for the needy blind persons over twenty-one (21) years of age; giving the Legislature the power to set up a system of payments to needy children under sixteen (16) years of age; providing for the expenditure of funds from the Federal Government; limiting the total amount which may be expended for such assistance out of State funds; and providing conditions as to residence within the State in order to become eligible to receive assistance.

Outcome: Adopted

Election date: 08/25/1945

Votes for: 96,959
Votes against: 78,052

Articles affected Article 3 : Adds §51-a   

Note(s)
See General Laws p. 1047.

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