WHEREAS, the Texas Legislature currently has the power to pass a bill that would
impose an individual income tax with voter approval; and
WHEREAS, in the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature, Representatives Jeff Leach, Will Metcalf, Dustin Burrows, and Briscoe Cain sponsored a House Joint Resolution that would permanently ban the implementation of an individual income tax in the state of Texas through a constitutional amendment; and
WHEREAS, this resolution passed both the State House and Senate with the
requisite number of votes and will appear as a proposed constitutional amendment
on the November 5, 2019 ballot under the title of “Proposition 4.”; and
WHEREAS, vitally important municipal, school district, and bond elections across
the state will also be on the November 5, 2019 ballot, and our party needs to
actively support local “get out the vote” efforts; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas supports the passage of Proposition 4 on the November 5, 2019 ballot; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that passage of Proposition 4 will be a priority for the
Republican Party of Texas for the November 5, 2019 election; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas will devote appropriate resources towards the development and execution of a campaign to inform Texas republican voters of the importance of this proposition.
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