Texas Proposition 5, Property Tax Exemption for Travel Trailers (September 2003)

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Texas Proposition 5, also known as the Property Tax Exemption Act, was on the September 13, 2003 special election ballot in Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Proposition 5/SJR 25 authorized the legislature to exempt from all property taxes certain tangible personal property, which could include a travel trailer not substantially affixed to real estate and not used as a residential dwelling.

Election results

Proposition 5
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 846,005 62.3%
No511,50737.7%

Text of measure

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

Constitutional changes

Proposition 5 amended Section 1 of 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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