Bill Text: TX HJR89 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to own, hold, and use any mutually agreed upon medium of exchange.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-18 - Left pending in committee [HJR89 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HJR89-Introduced.html
  85R9405 EES-F
 
  By: Schaefer H.J.R. No. 89
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to own,
  hold, and use any mutually agreed upon medium of exchange.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article I, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 35 to read as follows:
         Sec. 35.  The right of the people to own, hold, and use a
  mutually agreed upon medium of exchange, including cash, coin,
  bullion, digital currency, or scrip, when trading and contracting
  for goods and services shall not be infringed. No government shall
  prohibit or encumber the ownership or holding of any form or amount
  of money or other currency.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 7, 2017.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment recognizing the right
  of the people to own, hold, and use a mutually agreed upon medium of
  exchange, including cash, coin, bullion, digital currency, or
  privately issued scrip."
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