Texans Pass 9 of 10 Statewide Propositions in Yesterday’s Election

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Texas voters were faced with 10 statewide propositions to consider on election day. 9 of the 10 statewide propositions were passed including the proposition regarding a state income tax. A list of the full results is below:

 

Proposition 1-FAILED 65% voted no and 35% voted yes.

“The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”

 

Proposition 2-PASSED 65% voted yes and 35% voted no.

The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $200 million to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

 

Proposition 3-PASSED 85% voted yes and 15% voted no.

The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

 

Proposition 4-PASSED 76% voted yes and 24% voted no.

The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.

 

Proposition 5-PASSED 88% voted yes and 12% voted no.

The constitutional amendment dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use taxes that are imposed on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to protect Texas’ natural areas, water quality, and history by acquiring, managing, and improving state and local parks and historic sites while not increasing the rate of the state sales and use taxes.

 

Proposition 6-PASSED 63% voted yes and 37% voted no.

The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

 

Proposition 7-PASSED 73% voted yes and 27% voted no.

The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.

 

Proposition 8-PASSED 77% voted yes and 23% voted no.

The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

 

Proposition 9-PASSED 52% voted yes and 48% voted no.

The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.

 

Proposition 10-PASSED 94% voted yes and 6% voted no.

The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.

 

 

 

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