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Texas 2009 ballot measures
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November 3, 2009 ballot in the state of Texas. All 11 measures were approvedEleven statewide ballot measures were on the
- All of the eleven 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 eleven proposed amendments were approved by voters in 2009. Zero were defeated.
- Topics in 2009 included: bond issues, property tax, education, administration of government, veteran's affairs, eminent domain, and term limits.
- 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: 2009 ballot measures
|Proposition 1||Gov't finances||Authorizes the acquisition of open spaces adjacent to military installations|
|Proposition 2||Taxes||Provides for the taxation of a residence on basis of value|
|Proposition 3||Property||Provides for uniform standards and procedures for the appraisal of property|
|Proposition 4||Education||Establishes the national research university fund|
|Proposition 5||Taxes||Authorizes a single board of equalization for two or more adjoining appraisal entities|
|Proposition 6||Bonds||Issues bonds in amounts equal to or less than previously authorized|
|Proposition 7||Admin of gov't||Allows members of the state militia to hold other civil offices|
|Proposition 8||Veterans||Authorizes the state to give money to veterans hospitals|
|Proposition 9||Property||Protects the right of the public to access public beaches|
|Proposition 10||Term limits||Provides that members of board of emergency service districts have four year term limits|
|Proposition 11||Eminent domain||Limits the taking private property for public use|
- 2009 ballot measures
- List of Texas ballot measures
- Texas State Legislature
- List of ballot measures by state
- History of direct democracy in Texas
- Campaign finance requirements for Texas ballot measures
- Laws governing direct democracy in Texas
- Spreadsheet of proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, 1879-present
- Texas Constitutional Amendments since 1876* Texas State Legislature
- Texas Secretary of State Elections Division
- Texas Secretary of State, Election Results 1992-Current
- Amendment Overview
- Voter Information Guide
- The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,"Key items on ballot for Texans," October 18, 2009
- Fort Worth Business Press, "Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Elections", October 26, 2009