Texas 2003 ballot measures
- All of the twenty-two statewide ballot measures were voted onto the ballot by the Texas State Legislature as legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to the Texas Constitution.
- All of the twenty-two proposed amendments were approved by voters in 2003. Zero were defeated.
- Topics in 2003 included: veterans, resources, taxes, parks, regulation, state judiciary, elections, education, administration of government, regulation of wineries, transportation, labor, and bond issues.
- 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
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|Proposition 1||Veterans||Housing for veterans|
|Proposition 2||Resources||Redemption of mineral interests after delinquent tax sale|
|Proposition 3||Taxes||Tax exemptions for religious organizations|
|Proposition 4||Parks||Financing of parks and recreation facilities|
|Proposition 5||Taxes||Property tax exemption for travel trailers|
|Proposition 6||Regulation||Reverse mortgage lending permitted in state|
|Proposition 7||Judiciary||Reduce jury size in a district court criminal misdemeanor case from twelve to six|
|Proposition 8||Elections||Person can assume office without an election if the person is the only candidate to qualify for that office|
|Proposition 9||Education||Rules governing the Permanent School Fund|
|Proposition 10||Admin of gov't||Municipalities allowed to donate surplus fire fighting equipment to Texas Forest Service|
|Proposition 11||Regulation||Regulation of wineries|
|Proposition 12||Judiciary||Cap on maximum awards in civil lawsuits against doctors/health care providers|
|Proposition 13||Taxes||Freeze property taxes for disabled and elderly|
|Proposition 14||Transportation||Borrowing authorization for transportation projects|
|Proposition 15||Labor||Prohibit gov't retirement system from reducing certain accrued benefits|
|Proposition 16||Regulation||Rules governing refinancing reverse mortgage loans|
|Proposition 17||Taxes||Prohibit increase in school property taxes on homes of disabled persons|
|Proposition 18||Elections||Permit a person to assume an office without an election under certain circumstances|
|Proposition 19||Admin of gov't||Repeal the legislature's authority to create rural fire prevention districts|
|Proposition 20||Bond issue||$250 million for economic development projects|
|Proposition 21||Labor||Faculty members can receive compensation for being on governing body of water district|
|Proposition 22||Elections||Temporary replacement officer to serve on behalf of local gov't agency when officer is called to military duty|
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