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Texas 2005 ballot measures

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Nine statewide ballot measures were on the November 8, 2005 ballot in Texas.

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

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Transportation Creates a Texas rail relocation and improvement fund in the state treasury Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Marriage Provides that marriage in Texas is solely the union of a man and woman ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Proposition 3 Development Clarifies that local economic development program loans or grants do not constitute or create debt Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Criminal trials Authorizes judges to deny bail to defendants who violate conditions of their release Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Business reg Authorizes the legislature to define interest rates for commercial loans Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Judiciary Increases the size of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Business reg Authorizes advances under a reverse mortgage Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Property Clears individual land titles by relinquishing and releasing all claims of state ownership interests Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Term limits Provides staggered six-year terms for board members of regional mobility authorities Defeatedd

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