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Texas 1997 ballot measures

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One statewide ballot measure was on the August 9, 1997 ballot in Texas.

Fourteen statewide ballot measures were on the November 4, 1997 ballot in Texas.

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 9

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Taxes Provides school property tax relief by increasing the residence homestead exemption Approveda

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Judiciary Allows municipal court judges to hold more than one office Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Limits increases in residence homesteads for ad valorem taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Exempts property for water conservation initiative from taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Con language Eliminates duplicate numbering in Texas constitution Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Judiciary Authorizes the Supreme Court to sit anywhere in Texas Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Gov't Finances Allows the Texas Growth Fund to continue to invest without disclosure Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 7 Bonds Allows the Texas Water Development Board to transfer bonds for water supply Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Business reg Expands the types of liens placed on homesteads Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Texas Authorizes ad valorem tax rate in rural fire prevention districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Gov't finances Designates purposes for which the compensation to victims of crime fund can be used Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Gov't finances Limits the amount of state debt payable from general revenue fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Judiciary Establishes deadlines for Supreme Court action on motion for rehearing Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Gov't finances Establishes the Texas tomorrow fund as a protected trust fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Admin of gov't Allows the legislature to prescribe qualifications of constables Approveda

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