Texas 2007 ballot measures
November 6, 2007 general election ballot in Texas and one ballot proposition appeared in the May 7, 2007 election. All were approved.Seventeen statewide ballot propositions appeared on the ballot in 2007. Sixteen ballot propositions appeared on the
- 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.
- 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
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|Proposition 1 (May)||Taxes||Reduction of homestead taxes for elderly and disabled|
|Proposition 1||Education||Change in the governance at Angelo State University|
|Proposition 2||Bonds||$500 million in bonds to finance student loans|
|Proposition 3||Taxes||Cap on an ad valorem property tax based on a private appraisal|
|Proposition 4||Bonds||$1 billion in bonds for construction projects|
|Proposition 5||Taxes||Municipalities with population lower than 10,000 can prevent ad valorem tax increases for five years|
|Proposition 6||Taxes||Allow exemption from ad valorem taxation of one motor vehicle owned by an individual|
|Proposition 7||Property||Governments can sell property acquired by eminent domain back to the original owners at price they paid|
|Proposition 8||Property||Clarify provisions relating to home equity loans and use of home equity loan proceeds|
|Proposition 9||Taxes||Exempt totally disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation of homesteads|
|Proposition 10||Admin of gov't||Abolish much of the constitutional authority for the office of inspector of hides and animals|
|Proposition 11||Admin of gov't||Any vote taken by the house or senate must be recorded and posted on the Internet|
|Proposition 12||Bonds||$5 billion in bonds to the Texas Transportation Commission|
|Proposition 13||Judiciary||Denial of bail to those who violate certain court orders or conditions of release|
|Proposition 14||Judiciary||Allow a judge to serve remainder of term if the judge reaches the mandatory retirement age while in office|
|Proposition 15||Bonds||Create the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and fund with $3 billion in bonds|
|Proposition 16||Bonds||$250 million in bonds for the Water Development Board|
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- List of Texas ballot measures
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- History of direct democracy in Texas
- Campaign finance requirements for Texas ballot measures
- Laws governing direct democracy in Texas
- Spreadsheet of proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, 1879-present
- Texas Constitutional Amendments since 1876
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- Texas Secretary of State Elections Division
- Texas Secretary of State, Election Results 1992-Current