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HJR 6, 69th Regular Session
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $980 million of Texas Water Development Bonds, to create special water funds for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, flood control, drainage, subsidence control, recharge, chloride control, agricultural soil and water conservation, and desalinization, to authorize a bond insurance program, to clarify the purposes for which Texas Water Development Bonds may be issued, and to authorize the issuance and sale of $200 million of the Texas agricultural water conservation bonds.

Proposition Prop. 1 - The constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of an additional $980 million of Texas Water Development Bonds, to create special water funds for water conservation, water development, water quality enhancement, flood control, drainage, subsidence control, recharge, chloride control, agricultural soil and water conservation, and desalinization, to authorize a bond insurance program, and to clarify the purposes for which Texas Water Development Bonds may be issued.

Outcome: Adopted

Election date: 11/05/1985

Votes for: 705,878
Votes against: 251,031

Enabling legislation
HB 2 (69 R.S.) Relating to the conservation, development, and protection and enhancement of the quality of, and flood and subsidence control for, surface and underground water and bays and estuaries and providing various financing mechanisms to finance conservation, development, and protection and enhancement of the quality of, and flood, subsidence control, recharge, desalinization, and chloride control for, surface and underground water and agricultural soil and water conservation.

Articles affected Article 3 : Amends §49-d    Adds §49-d-2    Adds §49-d-3    Adds §49-d-4    Adds §49-d-5   


Proposition Prop. 2 - The constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance and sale of $200 million of Texas agricultural water conservation bonds.

Outcome: Adopted

Election date: 11/05/1985

Votes for: 651,699
Votes against: 284,552

Enabling legislation No enabling legislation required.

Articles affected Article 3 : Adds §50-d   


Analyses of proposed amendments:
House Research Organization Amendments Proposed for the November 5, 1985 election.
Texas Legislative Council Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments for the November 5, 1985 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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