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Texas Proposition 5, Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for Personal Property (1989)

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Texas Proposition 5 was on the November 7, 1989 statewide ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Election results

Proposition 5
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 742,405 64.5%
No408,57335.5%

Text of measure

The short ballot summary Texas voters saw on their ballot was "The constitutional amendment promoting economic growth, job creation, and fair tax treatment for Texans who export goods to other states and nations by restoring and allowing, on a local option basis, an ad valorem tax exemption for certain personal property that is in Texas only temporarily for the purpose of assembling, storing, manufacturing, processing, or fabricating."[1]

Texas Constitution
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Preamble
Articles
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3 (1-43)3 (44-49)3 (50-67)
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Constitutional changes

Proposition 5 amended Section 1 and added Section 1-j to Article VIII 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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