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8 amendment(s) found [ Election date: November 6, 1956 ]

Session Bill Prop. Topic Outcome
54th R.S.   SJR 2  5 For the Amendment to Section 49-b of Article III of the Constitution of Texas to change the membership of the Veterans' Land Board; increasing the Veterans' Land Fund by $100,000,000; said fund to be used for the purpose of purchasing land in Texas to be sold to Texas veterans of World War II and to Texas veterans of service in the Armed Forces of the United States of America subsequent to 1945. Such funds shall be expended in accordance with instructions and requirements that my be provided by law.     Adopted
54th R.S.   SJR 5  4 For the constitutional amendment empowering the Legislature to revise the existing Teacher Retirement System and to broaden the benefits to employees of public schools, colleges, and universities supported wholly or partly by the State, authorizing that the State's contributions for such purposes shall equal contributions by such employees and providing that they do not exceed six per centum (6%) of the compensation paid each such employee by the State or school district or the sum of Five Hundred Four Dollars ($504.00) for each year for any such employee, regulating the eligibility of such employees for retirement benefits and prescribing the manner of investing money accruing to the retirement fund.     Adopted
54th R.S.   HJR 9  8 For the amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas providing that a court, judge or magistrate may deny bail to a person who has been convicted of two (2) previous felonies.     Adopted
54th R.S.   HJR 11  7 For the Constitutional Amendment requiring medical testimony for commitment of persons of unsound mind, and authorizing the Legislature to provide for trial and commitment of such persons and for waiver of the right of trial by jury by a person alleged to be of unsound mind or his next of kin, and his attorney ad litem.     Adopted
54th R.S.   HJR 15  3 For the Amendment to Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Texas by amending Sections 17 and 18 thereof, providing a method of payment for the construction and equipment of buildings and other permanent improvements at state institutions of higher learning; and by adding a new section thereto to be designated as Section 11a, providing for the improved support of the University of Texas System and the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical System by authorizing the investment of the Permanent University Fund in corporate bonds and stocks under certain conditions and limitations.     Adopted
54th R.S.   HJR 23  2 For the Constitutional Amendment authorizing the Commissioners Court in each county to levy whatever sums may be necessary for general fund, permanent improvement fund, road and bridge fund and jury fund purposes so long as the total of these funds does not exceed a maximum tax rate of Eighty Cents (80ยข) on the One Hundred Dollars ($100) valuation in any one (1) year and so long as the Court does not impair any outstanding bonds or other obligations.     Adopted
54th R.S.   HJR 31  1 For the constitutional amendment granting power to the Legislature to grant aid and compensation to person who have paid fines or have served prison sentences under the laws of this State for offenses of which they were not guilty.     Adopted
54th R.S.   HJR 46  6 For the Constitutional Amendment providing the form of the Oaths of Office for elective and appointive officers of the State.     Adopted

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