Texas 2005 ballot measures

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Nine proposed constitutional amendments were on the November 8, 2005 statewide ballot in Texas.
  • Seven of the nine proposed amendments were approved by voters in 2005. Two were defeated.
  • Topics in 2005 included: marriage, state judiciary, regulation, property, and term limits.

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: 2005 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Transportation Create a Texas rail relocation and improvement fund in the state treasury Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Marriage Provide that marriage in Texas is solely the union of a man and woman ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Local economic development program loans or grants do not constitute or create debt Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Judiciary District judges authorized to deny reinstatement of bail or new bail to person accused of felony Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Regulation Legislature authorized to exempt commercial loans from state usury laws Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Judiciary Increase size of State Commission on Judicial Conduct from eleven to thirteen Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Regulation Reverse Mortgage Agreements Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Property Clear individual land titles by relinquishing and releasing all claims of state ownership interests Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Term limits Legislature authorized to provide staggered six-year terms for board members of regional mobility authorities Defeatedd

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