Texas 1997 ballot measures
- The one measure was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.
- The one measure was adopted.
- All fourteen of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Twelve of the measures were approved.
- Two 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||Taxes||Provides school property tax relief by increasing the residence homestead exemption|
|Proposition 1||Judiciary||Allows municipal court judges to hold more than one office|
|Proposition 2||Taxes||Limits increases in residence homesteads for ad valorem taxes|
|Proposition 3||Taxes||Exempts property for water conservation initiative from taxes|
|Proposition 4||Con language||Eliminates duplicate numbering in Texas constitution|
|Proposition 5||Judiciary||Authorizes the Supreme Court to sit anywhere in Texas|
|Proposition 6||Gov't Finances||Allows the Texas Growth Fund to continue to invest without disclosure|
|Proposition 7||Bonds||Allows the Texas Water Development Board to transfer bonds for water supply|
|Proposition 8||Business reg||Expands the types of liens placed on homesteads|
|Proposition 9||Texas||Authorizes ad valorem tax rate in rural fire prevention districts|
|Proposition 10||Gov't finances||Designates purposes for which the compensation to victims of crime fund can be used|
|Proposition 11||Gov't finances||Limits the amount of state debt payable from general revenue fund|
|Proposition 12||Judiciary||Establishes deadlines for Supreme Court action on motion for rehearing|
|Proposition 13||Gov't finances||Establishes the Texas tomorrow fund as a protected trust fund|
|Proposition 14||Admin of gov't||Allows the legislature to prescribe qualifications of constables|