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Constitutional Amendments

The Texas Constitution is one of the longest in the nation and is still growing. As of 2013 (83rd Legislature), the Texas Legislature has proposed a total of 666 amendments. Of these, 662 have been submitted to the voters (with another amendment to be voted on in November 2014), 483 have been adopted, and 179 have been defeated by Texas voters. Thus, the Texas Constitution has been amended 483 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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