Texas 1995 ballot measures
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.Fourteen constitutional amendments were on the
- All of the fourteen statewide ballot measures were voted onto the ballot by the Texas State Legislature as legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to the Texas Constitution.
- Eleven of the proposed amendments were approved by voters in 1995. Three were defeated.
- Topics in 1995 included: bonds, taxes, and administration of government.
- 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
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|Proposition 1||Bonds||$300 million in bonds for education|
|Proposition 2||Taxes||Exempt certain charitable organizations from property taxes|
|Proposition 3||Bonds||Expand existing bond authority of farm and ranch finance|
|Proposition 4||Taxes||Encumbrance fixed on homestead property for an owelty of partition|
|Proposition 5||Bonds||Raise amount of bonds available for veterans' housing to $500 million|
|Proposition 6||Taxes||Exempt homestead of surviving spouse from ad valorem taxation|
|Proposition 7||Bonds||Reduce amount of bonds available for the superconducting supercollider|
|Proposition 8||Admin of gov't||Abolish office of constable in Mills, Reagan and Roberts counties|
|Proposition 9||Budget||Allow money from the Texas Growth Fund to be invested in a business|
|Proposition 10||Admin of gov't||Abolish office of state treasurer|
|Proposition 11||Taxes||Allow open-space land for wildlife to qualify for tax appraisal|
|Proposition 12||Taxes||Exempt certain personal property and mineral interests from taxation|
|Proposition 13||Taxes||Exempt boats and other equipment from ad valorem taxation|
|Proposition 14||Taxes||Raise limits of exemption of property owned by disabled veterans|
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