Texas Proposition 10 (2001)

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Texas Amendment 10 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation tangible personal property held at certain locations only temporarily for assembling, manufacturing, processing, or other commercial purposes. It was on the November 6, 2001 general election ballot in Texas where it was approved.

Election results

Amendment 10
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 499,514 62.96%
No293,76437.03%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the filling of a vacancy in the legislature without an election if a candidate is running unopposed in an election to fill the vacancy."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 10 amended Article VIII, Texas Constitution, by adding Section 1-n to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation goods, wares, merchandise, and other tangible personal property (other than oil, natural gas, and other petroleum products) that are imported into or acquired in Texas for assembling, storing, manufacturing, processing, or fabricating purposes and that are transported outside this state or to another location in this state within 270 days after importation or acquisition.

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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