Texas School Property Tax Relief, Proposition 1 (August 1997)

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The Texas School Property Tax Relief Amendment, also known as Proposition 1, was on the August 9, 1997 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure increased the residence homestead school property tax exemption from $5,000 to $15,000 and provided for the transfer of the tax limitation to another qualified homestead for persons over the age of 65.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 1 (August 1997)
Approveda Yes 693,522 93.83%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

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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