Ch 20 cont - Ch. 20 The modern Texas Constitution (con't)...

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Ch. 20 The modern Texas Constitution (con’t) 11/5/07 Problems with our current constitution: - Very little left for interpretation - Very long - Hard to understand (written in legalese) - Can only be changed by amendments - Poorly organized Process of amending - Difficult process because legislature only meets every other year for a brief amount of time 1. Amendment proposed in the house or senate; representative proposes the amendment; the speaker assigns that proposal to a committee and they assign it to a subcommittee for review; where 95% of all bills and proposals in the government die 2. If it makes it out of committee it is assigned to a calendar committee to see when it will be brought to the floor; 2/3rds of the vote to move on; in order for an amendment to pass, it has to go through both the senate and house in the same session, in the same language and have 2/3rds of majority vote in BOTH 3. After each chamber passes the bill, the secretary of state prepares a brief summary for the attorney general; Attorney general says ok (but has no power to say no)
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course GOVT 2301 taught by Professor Combs during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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Ch 20 cont - Ch. 20 The modern Texas Constitution (con't)...

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