Texas 1999 ballot measures

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Seventeen statewide ballot measures were on the November 2, 1999 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

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 State exec Revises provisions for filling a vacancy in the office of Governor or Lt. Governor Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Business reg Relates to the making of advances under a reverse mortgage Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Con language Eliminates obsolete provisions of the Texas Constitution Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Exempts property owned by charitable institutions from ad valorem taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Gov't salaries Allows state employees to receive compensation as members of local governing bodies Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Property Increases the maximum size of an urban homestead Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Law enforcement Authorizes garnishment of wages for spousal maintenance Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Admin of gov't Provides that the adjutant general serves at the pleasure of the governor Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 9 Judiciary Creates a Judicial Compensation Commission Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Provides that the commissioner of Health and Human Services serves at the pleasure of the governor Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 11 Insurance Allows political subdivisions to purchase nonassessable property and casualty insurance Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Exempts leased motor vehicles from ad valorem taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Bonds Issues bonds to finance educational loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Admin of gov't Provides for governing boards of three or more members Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Property Permits spouses to agree to convert separate property to community property Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Local gov't Provides that certain counties be divided into a specific number of precincts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Gov't Finances Relates to the investment and distribution of the permanent university fund Approveda

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