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.