Texas 2007 ballot measures

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Seventeen statewide ballot propositions appeared on the ballot in 2007. Sixteen ballot propositions appeared on the November 6, 2007 general election ballot in Texas and one ballot proposition appeared in the May 7, 2007 election. All were approved.
  • All of the seventeen proposed amendments were approved by voters in 2007. Zero were defeated.
  • Topics in 2007 included: bond issues, property tax, state judiciary, administration of government, and health care initiatives.


  • 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: 2007 ballot measures

May 12:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 (May) Taxes Reduction of homestead taxes for elderly and disabled Approveda

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Education Change in the governance at Angelo State University Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds $500 million in bonds to finance student loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Cap on an ad valorem property tax based on a private appraisal Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Bonds $1 billion in bonds for construction projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Municipalities with population lower than 10,000 can prevent ad valorem tax increases for five years Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Allow exemption from ad valorem taxation of one motor vehicle owned by an individual Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Property Governments can sell property acquired by eminent domain back to the original owners at price they paid Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Property Clarify provisions relating to home equity loans and use of home equity loan proceeds Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Taxes Exempt totally disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation of homesteads Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Abolish much of the constitutional authority for the office of inspector of hides and animals Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Admin of gov't Any vote taken by the house or senate must be recorded and posted on the Internet Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Bonds $5 billion in bonds to the Texas Transportation Commission Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Judiciary Denial of bail to those who violate certain court orders or conditions of release Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Judiciary Allow a judge to serve remainder of term if the judge reaches the mandatory retirement age while in office Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Bonds Create the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and fund with $3 billion in bonds Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Bonds $250 million in bonds for the Water Development Board Approveda

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