Texas 2003 ballot measures
- All twenty-two of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- All twenty-two of the measures were approved.
- 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||Veterans||Provides housing for aged or infirm veterans|
|Proposition 2||Resources||Establishes a period for redemption of mineral interests after delinquent tax sale|
|Proposition 3||Taxes||Authorizes tax exemptions for religious organizations|
|Proposition 4||Parks||Provides for financing of parks and recreation facilities|
|Proposition 5||Taxes||Exempts travel trailers from property taxes|
|Proposition 6||Business reg||Permits reverse mortgage lending|
|Proposition 7||Trials||Permits a six-person jury in misdemeanor trials|
|Proposition 8||Elections||Permits a person to assume office without an election if the person is unopposed|
|Proposition 9||Gov't Finances||Relates to the use of the Permanent School Fund|
|Proposition 10||Local gov't||Allows municipalities to donate surplus fire fighting equipment to rural departments|
|Proposition 11||Business reg||Authorizes the operation of wineries|
|Proposition 12||Tort||Authorizes the legislature to determine limitations on non-economic damages in lawsuits against health care providers|
|Proposition 13||Taxes||Freezes property taxes for disabled and elderly|
|Proposition 14||Transportation||Provides authorization to borrow money for transportation projects|
|Proposition 15||Pension||Prohibits local retirement system from reducing certain benefits|
|Proposition 16||Business reg||Provides rules governing home equity loans|
|Proposition 17||Taxes||Prohibits increases in school property taxes on homes of disabled persons|
|Proposition 18||Elections||Permits a person to assume an office without an election under certain circumstances|
|Proposition 19||Admin of gov't||Repeals the legislature's authority to create rural fire prevention districts|
|Proposition 20||Bonds||Issues bonds to defense-related communities for economic development projects|
|Proposition 21||Admin of gov't||Allows university faculty members to receive compensation for being on the governing body of a water district|
|Proposition 22||Admin of gov't||Authorizes temporary appointments to fill vacancies when officers are called to active military service|
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