Texas 1999 ballot measures

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Seventeen statewide ballot measures (all legislatively-referred constitutional amendments proposed as amendments to the Texas Constitution by the Texas State Legislature) were on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Texas. Of the seventeen, thirteen were approved.
  • Thirteen proposed amendments were approved by voters in 1999. Four were defeated.
  • Topics in 1999 included: vacancies, regulation, constitution, taxes, labor, environment, administration of government, judiciary, transportation, education, property, state government, and elections.

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

See also: 1999 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Vacancies Revise filling a vacancy in office of Governor or Lt. Governor Approveda
LRCA Prop 2 Regulation Making of advances under a reverse mortgage Approveda
LRCA Prop 3 Constitution Eliminate non-essential provisions of the Texas Constitution Approveda
LRCA Prop 4 Taxes Exempt property owned by charitable institutions from ad valorem tax Approveda
LRCA Prop 5 Labor State employees to receive compensation as member of a district Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 6 Environment Increase maximum size of an urban homestead to 10 acres Approveda
LRCA Prop 7 Labor Authorize garnishment of wages for spousal maintenance Approveda
LRCA Prop 8 Admin of gov't Adjutant general serves at pleasure of Governor Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 9 Judiciary Create Judicial Compensation Commission Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 10 Admin of gov't Commissioner of Health and Human Services Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 11 Regulation Political subdivisions purchase nonassessable property insurance Approveda
LRCA Prop 12 Transportation Exempt from ad valorem taxation leased motor vehicles Approveda
LRCA Prop 13 Bonds //Education Issuance of $400 million in bonds to finance educational loans Approveda
LRCA Prop 14 State Government Odd number on state boards, commissions Approveda
LRCA Prop 15 Property Spouses to agree to convert separate property to community property Approveda
LRCA Prop 16 Elections Certain counties be divided into a specific number of precincts Approveda
LRCA Prop 17 Education Investment and distribution of permanent university fund Approveda

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