Representative Slaton Files TEXIT Referendum Bill
AUSTIN – Today, Representative Slaton filed HB 3596, which is commonly known as the “TEXIT Referendum Act.” If HB 3596 is passed, it will place a referendum on the ballot during the next general election, allowing the people of Texas to vote on whether or not the State should investigate the possibility of Texas independence, and present potential plans to the Legislature.
Representative Slaton stated the following: “The Texas Constitution is clear that all political power resides in the people. After decades of continuous abuse of our rights and liberties by the federal government, it is time to let the people of Texas make their voices heard.”
If a majority of the people of Texas vote ‘yes’ on the referendum, a committee will be established to investigate the feasibility of independence from the Union and propose options and potential plans for independence to the Texas Legislature.
Rep. Slaton added, “On this 187th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo I’m proud to file this bill to let the people of Texas vote on the future of our State. Texas was born out of a desire for liberty and self-governance, and that desire continues to burn in the hearts of all Texans.”
Similar legislation was filed by Rep. Kyle Biedermann in the 87th Legislature, where it was referred to the State Affairs committee and failed to receive a hearing, and died.