Texans would vote in November on whether the Legislature should “submit a plan for leaving the United States of American and establishing an independent republic” under a bill filed today (Tuesday) by Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg). House Bill 1359 would be described as a “referendum proposition” and be printed above proposed constitutional amendments on the November 2 ballot.

If the referendum were passed, a joint interim committee would be established to “study and make recommendations regarding the most effective and expeditious method by which Texas may be returned to its status as an independent republic.” Independence must be achieved within five years of the referendum election.

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