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Texas 2003 ballot measures

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2005
2002

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 Housing for aged or infirm veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Resources Period for 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 Exemption of travel trailers from property taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Regulation Reverse mortgage lending Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Trials Six-person jury in misdemeanor trials Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Elections Elections with only one candidate on ballot Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Budgets Permanent School Fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Local gov't Donations of surplus fire fighting equipment to rural departments Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Regulation Authorize wineries Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Tort Damages in lawsuits against health care providers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Freeze property taxes for disabled and elderly Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Transportation Authorization to borrow money for transportation projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Pension Prohibit local retirement systems from reducing certain benefits Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Regulation Provide rules governing home equity loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Taxes Prohibit property tax increases on homes of disabled persons Approveda
LRCA Proposition 18 Elections Circumstances for assuming office without an election Approveda
LRCA Proposition 19 Admin of gov't Repeal legislature's authority to create rural fire prevention districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 20 Bonds Bonds to defense-related communities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 21 Admin of gov't Compensation to faculty members serving on water district boards Approveda
LRCA Proposition 22 Admin of gov't What to do when officers are called to active military service Approveda

See also

Texas

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