Texas 1987 ballot measures

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27 statewide ballot propositions were on the 1987 ballot in Texas. The proposed constitutional amendments resulted from two different legislative sessions.

On the ballot

See also: 1987 ballot measures

Regular Session:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 State spending Establish a self-insurance pool for grain storage facilities Approveda

LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Raise the maximum property tax rate that may be adopted by rural fire prevention districts Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Limit school tax increases on the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of an elderly person Approveda

LRCA Proposition 4 State spending Legislature authorized to provide assistance to encourage economic development Approveda

LRCA Proposition 5 Bonds Guarantee bonds issued by the Texas Turnpike Authority Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 6 State spending State financing of the development and production of Texas products and businesses Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 7 Bonds Bonds to finance certain local public facilities Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 8 Bonds Bonds for projects relating to corrections facilities Approveda

LRCA Proposition 9 Admin of gov't State legislators can simultaneously serve in other state offices; rules governing compensation Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 10 Taxes Property tax exemption for property that is only located temporarily in the state Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Define types of personal property the legislature can exempt from property taxes Approveda

LRCA Proposition 12 Property rights Permit spouses to hold community property with right of survivorship Approveda

LRCA Proposition 13 Admin of gov't Allow for the creation and establishment of special districts to provide emergency services Approveda

LRCA Proposition 14 Judicial reform Give the state a limited right to appeal in criminal cases Approveda

LRCA Proposition 15 Admin of Gov't Abolish the office of county treasurer in 3 counties Approveda

LRCA Proposition 17 Admin of Gov't Define the governmental and proprietary functions of a municipality. Approveda

LRCA Proposition 18 Law Enforcement Create, operate and finance jail districts. Approveda

LRCA Proposition 19 Bonds Bonds to fund undertakings related to a scientific research facility Approveda

LRCA Proposition 20 Taxes Property tax relief for offshore drilling equipment that is not in use Approveda

LRCA Proposition 21 Admin of gov't Rules for membership of state agencies and committees Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 22 Spending Limit governor's authority to fill vacancies in state and district offices at end of the governor's term. Approveda

LRCA Proposition 23 Bonds $400 million of Texas Water Development Bonds Approveda

LRCA Proposition 24 Admin of gov't Permit a county to perform work, without compensation, for another governmental entity. Defeatedd

Special Session:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Spending Clairfying use of federal reimbursement of state highway dedicated funds Approveda

LRCA Proposition 3 Spending Permanent university fund, school fund, and retirement systems in the Texas Growth Fund Approveda

LRCA Proposition 16 Judiciary Certain justice of the peace precincts may contain more than one justice of the peace court Approveda

LRCA Proposition 25 Healthcare Authorize Amarillo Hospital District to serve residents of Randall County Approveda

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