Texas 1993 ballot measures

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Nineteen constitutional amendments were on the 1993 ballot in Texas.
  • Fourteen of the proposed amendments were approved by voters in 1993. Five were defeated.
  • Topics in 1993 included: bonds, administration of government, taxes, legislature, state judiciary, education, and elections.

Historical facts

  • Since 1989, an average of 15 state questions have appeared on the ballot in the odd-numbered years.
  • In 2003 there were 22 proposed constitutional amendments on the Texas ballot. That number of proposed amendments set a 20-year record. 1989 was close, with 21 proposed amendments.
  • Altogether, Texans have voted on 162 proposed constitutional amendments in the last 20 years.
  • Texans have approved 89.5% of the constitutional amendments they've been asked to consider since 1989. In some years, every proposed amendment was approved. This includes the approval of all 19 amendments in 2001, all 22 in 2003 and all 16 in 2007.
  • Conversely, 10.5% of statewide ballot questions in the past 20 years have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 1993 ballot measures

May 1

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Taxes Sets minimum and maximum tax rates levied by county education districts Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Education Exempts schools from obligation of unfunded state educational mandates Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Bonds Issues bonds to assist school districts Defeatedd

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Bonds Issues bonds for the recovery and development of the state economy Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Exempts property used for pollution control from taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Admin of gov't Provides for clearing of land titles in Fort Bend and Austin Counties Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Prohibits a personal income tax without voter approval Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Law enforcement Allow thes legislature to prescribe sheriff qualifications Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Local gov't Abolishes the office of county surveyor in Jackson County Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Business reg Repeals restrictions on corporations to raise capital Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Local gov't Abolishes the office of county surveyor in McLennan County Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Property Modifies provisions for redemption of real property Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Bonds Issues additional bonds for Veterans' Land Fund and Veterans' Housing Assistance Fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Pension Provides that the public pension system be administered for the benefit of the participants Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Law enforcement Permits the denial of bail to certain persons Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Gov't finances Relates to the expenditure of funding for higher education Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Bonds Issues additional bonds for corrections facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Elections Permits voters to abolish office of surveyor Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Bonds Authorizes bonds to be issued or sold to finance the Texas Agricultural Fund Defeatedd

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