Texas 2003 ballot measures

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Twenty-two statewide ballot measures were on the September 13, 2003 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

September 13

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Veterans Provides housing for aged or infirm veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Resources Establishes a period for redemption of mineral interests after delinquent tax sale Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Authorizes tax exemptions for religious organizations Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Parks Provides for financing of parks and recreation facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Exempts travel trailers from property taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Business reg Permits reverse mortgage lending Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Trials Permits a six-person jury in misdemeanor trials Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Elections Permits a person to assume office without an election if the person is unopposed Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Gov't Finances Relates to the use of the Permanent School Fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Local gov't Allows municipalities to donate surplus fire fighting equipment to rural departments Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Business reg Authorizes the operation of wineries Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Tort Authorizes the legislature to determine limitations on non-economic damages in lawsuits against health care providers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Freezes property taxes for disabled and elderly Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Transportation Provides authorization to borrow money for transportation projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Pension Prohibits local retirement system from reducing certain benefits Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Business reg Provides rules governing home equity loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Taxes Prohibits increases in school property taxes on homes of disabled persons Approveda
LRCA Proposition 18 Elections Permits a person to assume an office without an election under certain circumstances Approveda
LRCA Proposition 19 Admin of gov't Repeals the legislature's authority to create rural fire prevention districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 20 Bonds Issues bonds to defense-related communities for economic development projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 21 Admin of gov't Allows university faculty members to receive compensation for being on the governing body of a water district Approveda
LRCA Proposition 22 Admin of gov't Authorizes temporary appointments to fill vacancies when officers are called to active military service Approveda

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