Texas Proposition 1 (May 2007)

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Texas Proposition 1 appeared on the May 12, 2007 in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Proposition 1 was the only amendment on the statewide May 12, 2007 ballot in Texas.

Election results

Texas Proposition 1 (May 2007)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 815,596 87.7%
No113,98312.3%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the rate of those taxes for the 2006 and 2007 tax years."[1]

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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