The Texas Tax Exemptions for Temporarily Held Property Amendment, also known as Proposition 10, was on the November 6, 2001 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure exempted tangible personal property held at certain locations only temporarily for assembling, manufacturing, processing or other commercial purposes from ad valorem taxes.
| Texas Proposition 10 (2001)|
| Yes|| 499,514|| 62.97%|
Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas
Text of measure
The ballot title voters saw on their ballot read as:
||The constitutional amendment to promote equal tax treatment for
products produced, acquired, and distributed in the State of Texas by
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.
The full text of the measure can be read here.
Proposition 10 amended Section 1-n of Article 8 of the Texas Constitution.
The state government provided an explanation of Proposition 10 which 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.
- ↑ Legislative Reference Library of Texas, "Constitutional amendment election dates," accessed January 14, 2015
- ↑ Texas Legislative Council, "Amendments to the Texas Constitution Since 1876," accessed January 14, 2015
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Texas Legislative Council, "Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments: November 6, 2001, Election," September 2001
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.