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The Texas Constitution is one of the longest in the nation and is still growing. As of 2011 (82nd Legislature), the Texas Legislature has proposed a total of 656 amendments. Of these, 653 have been submitted to the voters, 474 have been adopted and 179 have been defeated by Texas voters. Thus, the Texas Constitution has been amended 474 times since its adoption in 1876.
The text of the Texas Constitution is available from Texas Legislature Online
See the Texas Legislative Council's Amendments to the Texas Constitution since 1876 for a chart showing all proposed and adopted amendments.
The Sixty-third Legislature convened as a constitutional convention in January 1974. The Convention resulted in eight amendments that went before the voters on November 4, 1975, in a special election. All were defeated.
For historical information about the 1876 Texas Constitution and earlier constitutions governing Texas, visit the Texas Constitutions 1824-1876 at Tarlton Law Library.
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