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HJR 14, 81st Regular Session
Proposing constitutional amendments limiting the public taking of private property, establishing the national research university fund to fund emerging research universities, and eliminating the higher education fund.

Proposition Prop. 4 - The constitutional amendment establishing the national research university fund to enable emerging research universities in this state to achieve national prominence as major research universities and transferring the balance of the higher education fund to the national research university fund.

Outcome: Adopted

Election date: 11/03/2009

Votes for: 593,773
Votes against: 453,319

Enabling legislation
HB 51 (81 R.S.) Relating to measures to enhance and maintain the quality of state universities, including funding and incentives to support emerging public research universities, to the abolition of the higher education fund, to the institutional groupings under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's accountability system, to the independent status of Lamar Institute of Technology, to research conducted by public universities and other state entities, and to the authorization of revenue bonds for certain institutions of higher education.

Articles affected Article 7 : Repeals §17 (i)    Adds §20   


Analyses of proposed amendments:
House Research Organization Amendments Proposed for the November 3, 2009 election.
Texas Legislative Council Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments for the November 3, 2009 election.

Effective dates
Unless otherwise specified, an amendment takes effect as part of the constitution on the date of the official canvass of election returns showing adoption of the amendment.

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