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||Housing for aged or infirm veterans|
|Proposition 2||Resources||Period for redemption of mineral interests after delinquent tax sale|
|Proposition 3||Taxes||Tax exemptions for religious organizations|
|Proposition 4||Parks||Financing of parks and recreation facilities|
|Proposition 5||Taxes||Exemption of travel trailers from property taxes|
|Proposition 6||Regulation||Reverse mortgage lending|
|Proposition 7||Trials||Six-person jury in misdemeanor trials|
|Proposition 8||Elections||Elections with only one candidate on ballot|
|Proposition 9||Budgets||Permanent School Fund|
|Proposition 10||Local gov't||Donations of surplus fire fighting equipment to rural departments|
|Proposition 11||Regulation||Authorize wineries|
|Proposition 12||Tort||Damages in lawsuits against health care providers|
|Proposition 13||Taxes||Freeze property taxes for disabled and elderly|
|Proposition 14||Transportation||Authorization to borrow money for transportation projects|
|Proposition 15||Pension||Prohibit local retirement systems from reducing certain benefits|
|Proposition 16||Regulation||Provide rules governing home equity loans|
|Proposition 17||Taxes||Prohibit property tax increases on homes of disabled persons|
|Proposition 18||Elections||Circumstances for assuming office without an election|
|Proposition 19||Admin of gov't||Repeal legislature's authority to create rural fire prevention districts|
|Proposition 20||Bonds||Bonds to defense-related communities|
|Proposition 21||Admin of gov't||Compensation to faculty members serving on water district boards|
|Proposition 22||Admin of gov't||What to do when officers are called to active military service|
State of Texas
|State executive offices||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Secretary of State | Attorney General | Comptroller | State Auditor | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of General Land Office | Chairman of Workforce Commission | Chairman of Public Utilities | Chairman of Railroad Commission |