Texans to vote on constitutional amendments starting October 21
- Proposition 1 – Permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time;
- Proposition 2 – Enabling the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to issue up to $200 million in general obligation bonds for water and wastewater infrastructure projects in flood-damaged areas that are economically distressed;
- Proposition 3 – Authorizing the Texas Legislature to provide for temporary property tax exemptions on properties damaged in disasters;
- Proposition 4 – Prohibiting the imposition of a personal state income tax;
- Proposition 5 – Dedicating revenue from existing state sales taxes on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission to protect Texas’ natural areas, water quality, and history;
- Proposition 6 – Authorizing the Legislature to increase the bonding authority of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) from $3 billion to $6 billion;
- Proposition 7 – Allowing increased distributions by state agencies and boards to the Available School Fund, which provides classroom materials and funding for Texas schools;
- Proposition 8 – Providing for the creation of a flood infrastructure fund that the TWDB could use to finance drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects in areas impacted by disasters;
- Proposition 9 – Authorizing the Legislature to exempt precious metals held in an official depository from property taxes; and,
- Proposition 10 – Allowing former handlers or qualified caretakers to adopt retired law enforcement animals without being assessed a fee.
For more information on the November 5 constitutional amendments, view the House Research Organization’s report.