Texas 1991 ballot measures
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.
- All of the fifteen statewide ballot measures were voted onto the ballot by the Texas State Legislature as legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to the Texas Constitution.
- 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.
- 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
|Prop 1||Taxes||Allow voters of a county education district to adopt certain exemptions from the districts ad valorem taxation|
|Prop 2||Bonds||Allow general obligation bonds to provide educational loans to students.|
|Prop 1||Direct democracy||Allow home-rule cities with a population of 5,000 or less to amend charters by popular vote|
|Prop 2||Budget||Turnpike Authority required to repay certain monies to the Department of Transportation|
|Prop 3||Veterans||Expand investment authority of the Veterans' Land Board|
|Prop 4||Bond issues||$1.1 billion in bonds for prisons|
|Prop 5||Taxes||In enterprise zones, exempt some property from taxation|
|Prop 6||Admin of gov't||Establish the Texas Ethics Commission|
|Prop 7||Spending||Allow board of trustees of public retirement system to invest funds as it considers prudent.|
|Prop 8||Spending||Authorize state legislature to submit debt questions to voters as ballot measures|
|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|
|Prop 10||Taxes||Some property owned by non-profit water supply or wastewater companies exempt for property taxes|
|Prop 11||Gambling||State lottery authorized|
|Prop 12||Bonds||Increase amount of bonds that may be issued for economically distressed areas|
|Prop 13||Bonds||Allow the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to issue bonds|
- 1991 ballot measures
- List of Texas ballot measures
- Texas State Legislature
- List of ballot measures by state
- History of direct democracy in Texas
- Campaign finance requirements for Texas ballot measures
- Laws governing direct democracy in Texas
- Spreadsheet of proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, 1879-present
- Texas Constitutional Amendments since 1876
- Texas State Legislature
- Texas Secretary of State Elections Division
- Texas Secretary of State, Election Results 1992-Current
- Amendments proposed for the November 5, 1991 election
- Amendments proposed for the August 10, 1991 election