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Texas 2007 ballot measures

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2005

One statewide ballot measure was on the May 12, 2007 ballot in Texas.

Sixteen statewide ballot measures were on the November 6, 2007 ballot in Texas.

Background

  • 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

May 12

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Taxes Reduces homestead taxes for the elderly and disabled Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Education Provides for continuation of appropriations upon changes in the governance at Angelo State University Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds Issues bonds to finance student loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Limits ad valorem property taxes based on a private appraisal Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Bonds Issues bonds for construction and maintenance projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Allows municipalities with population lower than 10,000 to prevent ad valorem tax increases for five years Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Exempts one motor vehicle owned by an individual from taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Eminent domain Allows governments to sell property acquired by eminent domain back to the original owners Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Business reg Clarifies provisions relating to home equity loans and use of home equity loan proceeds Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Taxes Exempts totally disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation of homesteads Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Abolishes the constitutional authority for the office of inspector of hides and animals Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Legislature Require that any vote taken by the legislature must be recorded and posted on the Internet Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Bonds Issues bonds for highway improvement projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Law enforcement Authorizes the denial of bail to those who violate certain court orders or conditions of release Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Judiciary Allows a judge to serve remainder of term if the judge reaches the mandatory retirement age while in office Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Healthcare Creates the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Bonds Issues bonds water development bonds for economically distressed areas Approveda

See also

Texas

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