Texas 2009 ballot measures

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Eleven statewide ballot measures were on the November 3, 2009 ballot in the state of Texas. All 11 measures were approved[1][2]
  • All of the eleven proposed amendments were approved by voters in 2009. Zero were defeated.
  • Topics in 2009 included: bond issues, property tax, education, administration of government, veteran's affairs, eminent domain, 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: 2009 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Spending To acquire open spaces adjacent to military installations Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Property tax Provide for the taxation of a residence on basis of value, procedures for ad valorem. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Property tax Providing for uniform standards and procedures for the appraisal of property Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Education Funding research universities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Single board of equalization for two or more adjoining appraisal entities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Bond issues Issue general obligation bonds same or less than authorized Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Admin of gov't Allow state militia to hold other civil offices Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Veterans' affairs Authorization of state to give money to veterans hospitals. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Property rights Right of access to public beaches Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Term limits Terms of members on board of emergency service districts will not exceed four years Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Eminent domain Limiting public from private properties Approveda

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