Texas 1991 ballot measures

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Fifteen constitutional amendments were on the 1991 ballot in Texas.

Two amendments were voted on during a special statewide election on August 10, 1991 and thirteen amendments were voted on during a November 5, 1991 statewide election.

  • Twelve of the proposed amendments were approved by voters in 1991. Three were defeated.
  • Topics in 1991 included: taxes, bonds, initiative rights, budget, administration of government, spending, and gambling.

Historical facts

  • Since 1989, an average of 15 state questions have appeared on the ballot in the odd-numbered years.
  • In 2003 there were 22 proposed constitutional amendments on the Texas ballot. That number of proposed amendments set a 20-year record. 1989 was close, with 21 proposed amendments.
  • Altogether, Texans have voted on 162 proposed constitutional amendments in the last 20 years.
  • Texans have approved 89.5% of the constitutional amendments they've been asked to consider since 1989. In some years, every proposed amendment was approved. This includes the approval of all 19 amendments in 2001, all 22 in 2003 and all 16 in 2007.
  • Conversely, 10.5% of statewide ballot questions in the past 20 years have been defeated.

On the ballot

August 10:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Taxes Allow voters of a county education district to adopt certain exemptions from the districts ad valorem taxation Approveda
LRCA Prop 2 Bonds Allow general obligation bonds to provide educational loans to students. Defeatedd

November 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Direct democracy Allow home-rule cities with a population of 5,000 or less to amend charters by popular vote Approveda
LRCA Prop 2 Budget Turnpike Authority required to repay certain monies to the Department of Transportation Approveda
LRCA Prop 3 Veterans Expand investment authority of the Veterans' Land Board Approveda
LRCA Prop 4 Bond issues $1.1 billion in bonds for prisons Approveda
LRCA Prop 5 Taxes In enterprise zones, exempt some property from taxation Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 6 Admin of gov't Establish the Texas Ethics Commission Approveda
LRCA Prop 7 Spending Allow board of trustees of public retirement system to invest funds as it considers prudent. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 8 Spending Authorize state legislature to submit debt questions to voters as ballot measures Approveda
LRCA Prop 9 Admin of gov't Authorize General Land Office to issue patents for public free school fund land for 50 years under some conditions Approveda
LRCA Prop 10 Taxes Some property owned by non-profit water supply or wastewater companies exempt for property taxes Approveda
LRCA Prop 11 Gambling State lottery authorized Approveda
LRCA Prop 12 Bonds Increase amount of bonds that may be issued for economically distressed areas Approveda
LRCA Prop 13 Bonds Allow the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to issue bonds Approveda

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