Proclamation - Certifies Constitutional Amendment Election
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS nine proposed amendments to the Constitution of Texas were voted on in the Constitutional Amendment Election held on November 8, 2005; and
WHEREAS, on the 23rd day of November, 2005, I, Rick Perry, Governor of the State of Texas, did certify the tabulation prepared by the Secretary of State; and
WHEREAS, the tabulation and total of the votes cast for and against each proposed amendment established that the voters of the State of Texas adopted the following seven proposed amendments by a majority vote to wit:
PROPOSITION No. 1 as submitted by House Joint Resolution No. 54 creating the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and authorizing grants of money and issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, rehabilitation, and expansion of rail facilities.
PROPOSITION No. 2 as submitted by House Joint Resolution No. 6 providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.
PROPOSITION No. 3 as submitted by House Joint Resolution No. 80 clarifying that certain economic development programs do not constitute a debt.
PROPOSITION No. 4 as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No. 17 authorizing the denial of bail to a criminal defendant who violates a condition of the defendant's release pending trial.
PROPOSITION No. 6 as submitted by House Joint Resolution No. 87 to include one additional public member and a constitutional county court judge in the membership of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
PROPOSITION No. 7 as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No. 7 authorizing line-of-credit advances under a reverse mortgage.
PROPOSITION No. 8 as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No. 40 providing for the clearing of land titles by relinquishing and releasing any state claim to sovereign ownership or title to interest in certain land in Upshur County and in Smith County.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my Office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 23rd day of November, 2005.
Governor of Texas
H. S. BUDDY GARCIA(Signature)
Deputy Secretary of State