Texas 1995 ballot measures

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Fourteen constitutional amendments were on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Texas. Leading into the November 1995 election, Texans had approved 353 amendments to the Texas Constitution since adopting it in 1876. The eleven constitutional amendments approved in the November 1995 election brought the total to 364.
  • Eleven of the proposed amendments were approved by voters in 1995. Three were defeated.
  • Topics in 1995 included: bonds, taxes, and administration of government.

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: 1995 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Bonds $300 million in bonds for education Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Exempt certain charitable organizations from property taxes Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Bonds Expand existing bond authority of farm and ranch finance Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Encumbrance fixed on homestead property for an owelty of partition Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Bonds Raise amount of bonds available for veterans' housing to $500 million Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Exempt homestead of surviving spouse from ad valorem taxation Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Bonds Reduce amount of bonds available for the superconducting supercollider Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Admin of gov't Abolish office of constable in Mills, Reagan and Roberts counties Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Budget Allow money from the Texas Growth Fund to be invested in a business Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Abolish office of state treasurer Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Allow open-space land for wildlife to qualify for tax appraisal Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Exempt certain personal property and mineral interests from taxation Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Exempt boats and other equipment from ad valorem taxation Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 14 Taxes Raise limits of exemption of property owned by disabled veterans Approveda

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