Yesterday, Texans approved all seven proposed constitutional amendments facilitated through the 85th Texas Legislature. Only 5.6% of eligible voters cast their ballot this election cycle. The seven approved constitutional amendments cover a wide range of topics including property taxes, organizations that can run charitable raffles, home equity loan provisions and more.
Proposition 1: Broadens scope of homestead ad valorem tax exemption for disabled veteran or spouse.
IN FAVOR 749,076 85.99%
AGAINST 122,014 14.00%
Proposition 2: Prescribes conditions, fees, refinancing options, and eligibility for home equity loans.
IN FAVOR 588,271 68.60%
AGAINST 269,176 31.39%
Proposition 3: Limits the service of certain gubernatorial appointees after expiration of term.
IN FAVOR 717,353 83.14%
AGAINST 145,442 16.85%
Proposition 4: Relates to notice requirements to Attorney General regarding challenge to constitutionality.
IN FAVOR 549,360 64.33%
AGAINST 304,509 35.66%
Proposition 5: Permits additional professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct raffles.
IN FAVOR 506,902 60.34%
AGAINST 333,172 39.65%
Proposition 6: Provides homestead exemption for deceased (line of duty) first responder’s surviving spouse.
IN FAVOR 733,925 84.62%
AGAINST 133,307 15.37%
Proposition 7: Permits financial institutions to award random prizes to customers to encourage saving.
IN FAVOR 507,797 59.67%
AGAINST 343,175 40.32%
The amendments will be effective on December 7, the official date the election results are certified. A big thank you to all our members who cast their ballots. Civic engagement and participation in the political process is vital to our community’s success.