Texas Property Taxes for the Elderly or Disabled, Proposition 1 (May 2007)

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The Texas Property Taxes for the Elderly or Disabled Amendment, also known as Proposition 1, was on the May 12, 2007 ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure reduced school property tax freeze amounts on homesteads of the elderly or disabled to provide a tax reduction similar to the reduction other taxpayers had received in 2006.[1][2]

Election results

Texas Proposition 1 (May 2007)
Approveda Yes 815,596 87.74%

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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