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Voters Statewide Approve All Proposed Amendments to the Texas Constitution

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.

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