By Farrar H.J.R. No. 42 75R2494 KKA-D A JOINT RESOLUTION 1-1 proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the state to 1-2 provide grants to assist persons of low or very low income in 1-3 purchasing homes. 1-4 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Article III, Texas Constitution, is amended by 1-6 adding Section 51-b to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 51-b. (a) The legislature by general law may authorize 1-8 the use of public money to provide grants to persons of low or very 1-9 low income for assistance in purchasing a home in this state. A 1-10 recipient of a grant authorized by this section must be a person 1-11 who has not previously owned a home. 1-12 (b) A portion of the money used under this section may be 1-13 used for the costs of administering the grants. 1-14 SECTION 2. This proposed constitutional amendment shall be 1-15 submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 4, 1997. 1-16 The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the 1-17 proposition: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the state 1-18 to provide grants to assist persons of low or very low income in 1-19 purchasing homes."