Texas 2007 ballot measures
- The one measure was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.
- The one measure was approved.
- All sixteen of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- All sixteen of the measures were approved.
- 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
|Proposition 1||Taxes||Reduces homestead taxes for the elderly and disabled|
|Proposition 1||Education||Provides for continuation of appropriations upon changes in the governance at Angelo State University|
|Proposition 2||Bonds||Issues bonds to finance student loans|
|Proposition 3||Taxes||Limits ad valorem property taxes based on a private appraisal|
|Proposition 4||Bonds||Issues bonds for construction and maintenance projects|
|Proposition 5||Taxes||Allows municipalities with population lower than 10,000 to prevent ad valorem tax increases for five years|
|Proposition 6||Taxes||Exempts one motor vehicle owned by an individual from taxes|
|Proposition 7||Eminent domain||Allows governments to sell property acquired by eminent domain back to the original owners|
|Proposition 8||Business reg||Clarifies provisions relating to home equity loans and use of home equity loan proceeds|
|Proposition 9||Taxes||Exempts totally disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation of homesteads|
|Proposition 10||Admin of gov't||Abolishes the constitutional authority for the office of inspector of hides and animals|
|Proposition 11||Legislature||Require that any vote taken by the legislature must be recorded and posted on the Internet|
|Proposition 12||Bonds||Issues bonds for highway improvement projects|
|Proposition 13||Law enforcement||Authorizes the denial of bail to those who violate certain court orders or conditions of release|
|Proposition 14||Judiciary||Allows a judge to serve remainder of term if the judge reaches the mandatory retirement age while in office|
|Proposition 15||Healthcare||Creates the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas|
|Proposition 16||Bonds||Issues bonds water development bonds for economically distressed areas|
State of Texas
|State executive offices||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Secretary of State | Attorney General | Comptroller | State Auditor | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of General Land Office | Chairman of Workforce Commission | Chairman of Public Utilities | Chairman of Railroad Commission |