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Senate Committee on Initiative and Referendum, Interim - 74th R.S. (1995)

Committee Members
Jane Nelson, Chair
Teel Bivins
David Cain
Tom Haywood
Frank Madla
Charges
• The Interim Committee shall study and make recommendations regarding the use of initiative and referendum in Texas. The Interim Committee should include in its study:
the extent to which initiative and/or referendum are curently used in Texas and other states;
methods used in other states to limit the number of initiative and referendum measures on the ballot for any one election;
methods used in other states to limit initiative and referendum ballot measures to major public policy decisions or to prohibit frivolous or minor issues from being placed on the ballot;
the costs associated with initiative and referendum and methods used to fund those expenses;
methods used in other states to inform the public regarding iniative and referendum measures on the ballot; and
methods used in other states to prohibit initiative and referendum campaigns from being dominated by special interest money.

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