Texas Water Prop 6 on the Ballot


  • Register to Vote

    In the upcoming General Election on November 5, 2013, Texans will have an opportunity to vote on nine amendments to the Texas Constitution, including Proposition 6 (related to implementation of our State Water Plan). Register to vote; and learn more about where and when to vote at the Texas Secretary of State’s Website – VoteTexas.Gov

  • Proposition 6 – What It Is

    In 2011, Texas suffered the worst, single-year drought in our state’s history. The drought, which continues today, costs Texans billions of dollars in lost income annually. And, some Texas communities struggle to maintain adequate supplies of clean, affordable water. To help address the water supply shortfalls associated with drought, Texas has a State Water Plan.

    The 83rd Texas Legislature put Texas on a course to implement our states water plan by passing a package of water legislation: House Bill 4 by Rep. Allan Ritter and Sen. Troy Fraser; Senate Joint Resolution 1 (also known as Proposition 6) by Sen. Tommy Williams and Rep. Jim Pitts; and House Bill 1025, also by Sen. Williams and Rep. Pitts. The 83rd Legislature’s water legislation will work in concert to:

    • Set up a revolving loan program available to local governmental entities – such as municipalities – that are sponsoring local water projects.
    • Dedicate a one-time investment of $2 billion to help capitalize the program, if voters approve Proposition 6, which will appear on ballots November 5, 2013.

    The 83rd Texas Legislature’s support for our State Water Plan follows nearly two decades of water planning. By working with local representatives to determine current and future water needs, our state water planning process is designed to help protect public health and our economy from the impacts of drought. On November 5, 2013 Texans can vote on implementation of our State Water Plan – a one-time investment designed to address our water needs today and 50 years into the future. To find out more about where and when to vote on Proposition 6, please visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website at VoteTexas.Gov

  • Propostion 6 – Ballot Language

    The ballot language for Proposition 6 reads:

    The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources.

  • Learn More

    To learn more about our State Water Plan, please visit our Educational Tools page. You may also want to follow the H2O4TEXAS Coalition on Facebook at H2O4TEXAS and Twitter @h2o4texas

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