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HJR 6, 52nd Regular Session
Proposing an amendment providing that the Legislature shall have the power to provide assistance and provide for the payment of same to bona fide citizens of the United States and residents of the State of Texas who are needy ages persons over the age of sixty-five (65) years, needy blind persons over the age of sixteen (16) years; providing a maximum payment of Twenty-Five ($25) Dollars per month from State Funds for Old Age Assistance; providing for the acceptance of financial aid from the Government of the United Sates for such assistance.

Proposition For the amendment to the Constitution giving the Legislature power to set up a system of payments of assistance to needy persons over sixty-five (65) years of age; to needy blind persons over the age of sixteen (16) years; to needy children under sixteen (16) years of age; removing the Thirty-five Million Dollar ($35,000,000) limitation upon amount of State expenditures for such purposes; disqualifying persons who dispose of property under certain conditions; providing a maximum payment of Thirty Dollars ($30) per month from State funds for old age assistance; providing for the acceptance and expenditure of funds from the Federal Government; providing that expenditures from State funds shall not exceed the expenditure from Federal funds with respect to any individual; and providing conditions as to residence within the State in order to be eligible to receive assistance; and providing a limitation of Forty-two Million Dollars ($42,000,000) per year on State fund expenditures for such purpose each year.

Outcome: Defeated

Election date: 11/13/1951

Votes for: 105,024
Votes against: 132,440

Articles affected Article 3 : Amends §51-a   

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