Texas Proposition 8 (2011), constitutional text changes

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If approved by voters on November 8, 2011 Proposition 8 would amend Section 1-d-1 (a) of Article 8 and add a temporary provision to the Texas Constitution.[1]

The amended Section 1-d-1 (a) of Article VIII would read:

(a) To promote the preservation of open-space land, the legislature shall provide by general law for taxation of open-space land devoted to farm, ranch, [or] wildlife management, or water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity and may provide by general law for taxation of open-space land devoted to timber production on the basis of its productive capacity. The legislature by general law may provide eligibility limitations under this section and may impose sanctions in furtherance of the taxation policy of this section.

The temporary provision (to expire on January 1, 2013) would read:

TEMPORARY PROVISION.
(a) This temporary provision applies to the constitutional amendment proposed by the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.
(b) The amendment to Section 1-d-1(a), Article VIII, of this constitution takes effect January 1, 2012.
(c) This temporary provision expires January 1, 2013.

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