Texas 1999 ballot measures
- All seventeen of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Thirteen of the measures were approved.
- Four 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||State exec||Revises provisions for filling a vacancy in the office of Governor or Lt. Governor|
|Proposition 2||Business reg||Relates to the making of advances under a reverse mortgage|
|Proposition 3||Con language||Eliminates obsolete provisions of the Texas Constitution|
|Proposition 4||Taxes||Exempts property owned by charitable institutions from ad valorem taxes|
|Proposition 5||Gov't salaries||Allows state employees to receive compensation as members of local governing bodies|
|Proposition 6||Property||Increases the maximum size of an urban homestead|
|Proposition 7||Law enforcement||Authorizes garnishment of wages for spousal maintenance|
|Proposition 8||Admin of gov't||Provides that the adjutant general serves at the pleasure of the governor|
|Proposition 9||Judiciary||Creates a Judicial Compensation Commission|
|Proposition 10||Admin of gov't||Provides that the commissioner of Health and Human Services serves at the pleasure of the governor|
|Proposition 11||Insurance||Allows political subdivisions to purchase nonassessable property and casualty insurance|
|Proposition 12||Taxes||Exempts leased motor vehicles from ad valorem taxes|
|Proposition 13||Bonds||Issues bonds to finance educational loans|
|Proposition 14||Admin of gov't||Provides for governing boards of three or more members|
|Proposition 15||Property||Permits spouses to agree to convert separate property to community property|
|Proposition 16||Local gov't||Provides that certain counties be divided into a specific number of precincts|
|Proposition 17||Gov't Finances||Relates to the investment and distribution of the permanent university fund|
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 |