Texas 1995 ballot measures
Fourteen constitutional amendments were on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Texas. Leading into the November 1995 election, Texans had approved 353 amendments to the Texas Constitution since adopting it in 1876. The eleven constitutional amendments approved in the November 1995 election brought the total to 364.
- All fourteen of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Eleven of the measures were approved.
- Three of the measures were defeated.
- 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
|Proposition 1||Bonds||Issues bonds for educational loans for students|
|Proposition 2||Taxes||Exempts certain charitable organizations from property taxes|
|Proposition 3||Bonds||Uses bond authority of the farm and ranch finance program to expand production of Texas agricultural products|
|Proposition 4||Property||Fixes and encumbrance on homestead property for an owelty of partition|
|Proposition 5||Bonds||Increases the amount of bonds available for veterans' housing assistance|
|Proposition 6||Taxes||Exempts homestead of surviving spouses from ad valorem taxation|
|Proposition 7||Bonds||Reduces the amount of bonds available for super collider research|
|Proposition 8||Local gov't||Abolishes the office of constable in Mills, Reagan and Roberts counties|
|Proposition 9||Gov't Finances||Allows money from the Texas Growth Fund to be invested in a business|
|Proposition 10||Admin of gov't||Abolishes the office of state treasurer|
|Proposition 11||Taxes||Allows open-space land for wildlife to qualify for tax appraisal|
|Proposition 12||Taxes||Exempts certain personal property and mineral interests from taxation|
|Proposition 13||Taxes||Exempts boats and other equipment from ad valorem taxation|
|Proposition 14||Taxes||Raises limits of tax exemption of property owned by disabled veterans|
State of Texas
|State executive offices||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Secretary of State | Attorney General | Comptroller | State Auditor | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of General Land Office | Chairman of Workforce Commission | Chairman of Public Utilities | Chairman of Railroad Commission |