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HJR 97, 66th Regular Session
Proposing a constitutional amendment to grant the state the right of appeal in criminal cases from certain rulings of the trial court.

Proposition Prop. 2 - The constitutional amendment authorizing appeal of certain pretrial rulings of a trial court in a criminal case by either the state or the accused.

Outcome: Defeated

Election date: 11/04/1980

Votes for: 1,544,020
Votes against: 1,687,900

Articles affected Article 5 : Amends §26   

Analyses of proposed amendments:
House Research Organization Amendments Proposed for the November 4, 1980 election.
Texas Legislative Council Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments for the November 4, 1980 election.

Effective dates
Unless otherwise specified, an amendment takes effect as part of the constitution on the date of the official canvass of election returns showing adoption of the amendment.

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