Texas 2003 ballot measures

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Twenty-two statewide ballot measures were on the September 13, 2003 ballot in Texas.
  • All of the twenty-two proposed amendments were approved by voters in 2003. Zero were defeated.
  • Topics in 2003 included: veterans, resources, taxes, parks, regulation, state judiciary, elections, education, administration of government, regulation of wineries, transportation, labor, and bond issues.

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: 2003 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Veterans Housing for veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Resources Redemption of mineral interests after delinquent tax sale Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Tax exemptions for religious organizations Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Parks Financing of parks and recreation facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Property tax exemption for travel trailers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Regulation Reverse mortgage lending permitted in state Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Judiciary Reduce jury size in a district court criminal misdemeanor case from twelve to six Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Elections Person can assume office without an election if the person is the only candidate to qualify for that office Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Education Rules governing the Permanent School Fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Municipalities allowed to donate surplus fire fighting equipment to Texas Forest Service Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Regulation Regulation of wineries Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Judiciary Cap on maximum awards in civil lawsuits against doctors/health care providers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Freeze property taxes for disabled and elderly Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Transportation Borrowing authorization for transportation projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Labor Prohibit gov't retirement system from reducing certain accrued benefits Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Regulation Rules governing refinancing reverse mortgage loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Taxes Prohibit increase in school property taxes on homes of disabled persons Approveda
LRCA Proposition 18 Elections Permit a person to assume an office without an election under certain circumstances Approveda
LRCA Proposition 19 Admin of gov't Repeal the legislature's authority to create rural fire prevention districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 20 Bond issue $250 million for economic development projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 21 Labor Faculty members can receive compensation for being on governing body of water district Approveda
LRCA Proposition 22 Elections Temporary replacement officer to serve on behalf of local gov't agency when officer is called to military duty Approveda

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