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SJR 8, 72nd Regular Session
Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Texas Ethics Commission and to authorize the commission to recommend the salary of members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor, subject to voter approval, and to set the per diem for those officials, subject to a limit.

Proposition Prop. 6 - The constitutional amendment creating the Texas Ethics Commission and authorizing the commission to recommend the salary for members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor, subject to voter approval, and to set the per diem for officials, subject to a limit.

Outcome: Adopted

Election date: 11/05/1991

Votes for: 1,040,731
Votes against: 905,206

Enabling legislation
SB 1 (72 R.S.) Relating to ethics of public servants, including the composition, powers, and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; to registration, reporting, and restrictions concerning expenditures made to influence legislation or administrative action; to personal financial statements filed by public officers and employees; to the giving or acceptance of certain benefits; to restrictions and reporting concerning political contributions and expenditures; and providing penalties.

Articles affected Article 3 : Amends §24    Adds §24a   
Article 4 : Amends §17   

Analyses of proposed amendments:
House Research Organization Amendments Proposed for the November 5, 1991 election.
Texas Legislative Council Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments for the November 5, 1991 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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