Texas 2011 ballot measures

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Ten measures appeared on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the state of Texas.

An estimated 175 constitutional amendments were proposed for the 2011 ballot in the state of Texas as of May 31, 2011. That number included 128 House Joint Resolutions (HJR) and 47 Senate Joint Resolutions (SJR).[1]

  • The 82nd session of the Texas State Legislature adjourned on May 30, 2011.
  • 10 of the 175 amendments proposed during the regular session were passed by both the House and Senate and will be on the November ballot.
  • Gov. Rick Perry called a special session of the Texas State Legislature that commenced May 31, 2011 and adjourned June 29, 2011. Eight amendments were proposed during the special session, but none passed.[2]

On the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Taxes Property tax exemptions for surviving spouses of disabled veterans Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds Texas Water Development Board bonds Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Education Education loans funded by general obligation bonds Approveda


LRCA Proposition 4 Bonds Counties permitted to issue bonds related to development of un/underdeveloped or blighted areas Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 5 Admin of gov't Cities/counties can enter into interlocal contracts without a tax or sinking fund Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Education Changes in the permanent school fund Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Admin of gov't Provision of parks and recreational facilities in El Paso County Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 8 Taxes Tax appraisal rules for open space land devoted to water stewardship Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 9 Admin of gov't Governor allowed to grant pardons related to deferred adjudication community supervision Approveda


LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Rules for automatic resignation of politicians who become candidates for other offices Approveda


Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Appropriations Cap Budget Establishes a maximum rate of growth for the state budget Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA "Sharia Law Amendment" Religion Prohibits a Texas court from enforcing, considering, or applying a religious or cultural law Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Gas Tax Increase Taxes Increase gas taxes to generate revenue to improve highways, bridges and rail service Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Property Tax Amendment Taxes Authorize a statewide property tax to be implemented Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA English Amendment English Would make English the official language of the state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Rainy Day Fund Amendment State budget Requires that sales and use tax revenues be transferred to Rainy Day Fund Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Transportation Amendment Taxes Would give a local option to increase taxes to support transportation Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2011

No local measures were identified for 2011. Read about local happenings here.

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