Texas 1999 ballot measures
- All of the seventeen statewide ballot measures were voted onto the ballot by the Texas State Legislature as legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to the Texas Constitution.
- Thirteen proposed amendments were approved by voters in 1999. Four were defeated.
- Topics in 1999 included: vacancies, regulation, constitution, taxes, labor, environment, administration of government, judiciary, transportation, education, property, state government, and elections.
- 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
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|Prop 1||Vacancies||Revise filling a vacancy in office of Governor or Lt. Governor|
|Prop 2||Regulation||Making of advances under a reverse mortgage|
|Prop 3||Constitution||Eliminate non-essential provisions of the Texas Constitution|
|Prop 4||Taxes||Exempt property owned by charitable institutions from ad valorem tax|
|Prop 5||Labor||State employees to receive compensation as member of a district|
|Prop 6||Environment||Increase maximum size of an urban homestead to 10 acres|
|Prop 7||Labor||Authorize garnishment of wages for spousal maintenance|
|Prop 8||Admin of gov't||Adjutant general serves at pleasure of Governor|
|Prop 9||Judiciary||Create Judicial Compensation Commission|
|Prop 10||Admin of gov't||Commissioner of Health and Human Services|
|Prop 11||Regulation||Political subdivisions purchase nonassessable property insurance|
|Prop 12||Transportation||Exempt from ad valorem taxation leased motor vehicles|
|Prop 13||Bonds //Education||Issuance of $400 million in bonds to finance educational loans|
|Prop 14||State Government||Odd number on state boards, commissions|
|Prop 15||Property||Spouses to agree to convert separate property to community property|
|Prop 16||Elections||Certain counties be divided into a specific number of precincts|
|Prop 17||Education||Investment and distribution of permanent university fund|
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