Texas 2011 ballot measures
- 7 measures were approved and 3 measures were defeated.
- All measures are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Topics considered: education, administration of government and taxes.
An estimated 175 constitutional amendments were proposed for the 2011 ballot in the state of Texas as of May 31, 2011. That number included 128 House Joint Resolutions (HJR) and 47 Senate Joint Resolutions (SJR).
- The 82nd session of the Texas State Legislature adjourned on May 30, 2011.
- 10 of the 175 amendments proposed during the regular session were passed by both the House and Senate and will be on the November ballot.
- Gov. Rick Perry called a special session of the Texas State Legislature that commenced May 31, 2011 and adjourned June 29, 2011. Eight amendments were proposed during the special session, but none passed.
On the ballot
|Proposition 1||Taxes||Property tax exemptions for surviving spouses of disabled veterans|
|Proposition 2||Bonds||Texas Water Development Board bonds|
|Proposition 3||Education||Education loans funded by general obligation bonds|
|Proposition 4||Bonds||Counties permitted to issue bonds related to development of un/underdeveloped or blighted areas|
|Proposition 5||Admin of gov't||Cities/counties can enter into interlocal contracts without a tax or sinking fund|
|Proposition 6||Education||Changes in the permanent school fund|
|Proposition 7||Admin of gov't||Provision of parks and recreational facilities in El Paso County|
|Proposition 8||Taxes||Tax appraisal rules for open space land devoted to water stewardship|
|Proposition 9||Admin of gov't||Governor allowed to grant pardons related to deferred adjudication community supervision|
|Proposition 10||Admin of gov't||Rules for automatic resignation of politicians who become candidates for other offices|
Not on the ballot
|Appropriations Cap||Budget||Establishes a maximum rate of growth for the state budget|
|"Sharia Law Amendment"||Religion||Prohibits a Texas court from enforcing, considering, or applying a religious or cultural law|
|Gas Tax Increase||Taxes||Increase gas taxes to generate revenue to improve highways, bridges and rail service|
|Property Tax Amendment||Taxes||Authorize a statewide property tax to be implemented|
|English Amendment||English||Would make English the official language of the state|
|Rainy Day Fund Amendment||State budget||Requires that sales and use tax revenues be transferred to Rainy Day Fund|
|Transportation Amendment||Taxes||Would give a local option to increase taxes to support transportation|
Local ballot measures
- See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2011
No local measures were identified for 2011. Read about local happenings here.
- Texans to vote on ten constitutional amendments next week
- Texas burns at record levels, water issues take focus in November election
- Spreadsheet of proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, 1879-present
- Texas Constitutional Amendments since 1876* Texas State Legislature
- Texas Legislature Online search for 'constitutional amendment'
- Texas Secretary of State Elections Division
- Texas Secretary of State, Election Results 1992-Current