Texas Proposition 14 (2001)

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Texas Amendment 14 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to authorize taxing units other than school districts to exempt from ad valorem taxation travel trailers that are not held or used for the production of income. It was on the November 6, 2001 general election ballot in Texas where it was approved.

Election results

Amendment 14
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 408,481 51.90%
No378,57748.09%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot read: "The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to authorize taxing units other than school districts to exempt from ad valorem taxation travel trailers that are not held or used for the production of income."[1]

Constitutional changes

Proposition 14 amended Section 1, Article VIII, Texas Constitution, to authorize the legislature to authorize a taxing unit, other than a school district, to exempt travel trailers, as defined by the legislature, from ad valorem taxes if the travel trailers are not held or used for the production of income and are registered in compliance with the vehicle registration laws of this state.

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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