Texas Tax Exemptions in Education Districts, Proposition 1 (August 1991)

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The Texas Tax Exemptions in Education Districts Amendment, also known as Proposition 1, was on the August 10, 1991 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed voters in county education districts to adopt certain exemptions from the district's ad valorem taxation for residence homesteads and to provide for the taxation of certain tangible personal property.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 1 (August 1991)
Approveda Yes 515,013 58.35%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Proposition 1 amended Section 1 and Section 1(b), and added Section 1-b-1 of Article 8 of the Texas Constitution.

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing direct democracy in Texas

As laid out in Article 17 of the Texas Constitution, in order for a proposed constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot, the Texas State Legislature must propose the amendment in a joint resolution of both the Texas State Senate and the Texas House of Representatives. The joint resolution can originate in either the House or the Senate. The resolution must be adopted by a vote of at least two-thirds of the membership of each house of the legislature. That amounts to a minimum of 100 votes in the House of Representatives and 21 votes in the Senate.

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