Texas Tax Exemptions for Fishing Equipment, Proposition 13 (1995)

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The Texas Tax Exemptions for Fishing Equipment Amendment, also known as Proposition 13, was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed political subdivisions to exempt boats and other equipment used primarily for the commercial taking or production of fish, shrimp, shellfish and other marine life from ad valorem taxes.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 13 (1995)
Defeatedd No432,37861.80%
Yes 267,258 38.20%

Election results via: Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

Proposition 13 would have added Section 19b to 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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