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Measure Details

Proposition 4

Texas Ballot Measure - SJR 6

Election: Nov. 7, 2017 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Legislative Branch
Judicial Branch

Yes
554,040
(64.87%)

No
300,096
(35.13%)

Summary

SJR 6 proposes a constitutional amendment that would allow the Texas legislature to require any court that is hearing a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute to notify the attorney general of that challenge, if the party raising the challenge notifies the court that the party is challenging the constitutionality of such statute. Additionally, the amendment would allow the Texas legislature to set a period of not more than 45 days following the notification to the attorney general that the court must wait before rendering a judgment that a state statute is unconstitutional.

Measure Text

The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional.

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