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Texas Voters approve all 8 State Constitutional Amendments, Lujan Wins HD 118 Special Election

On Tuesday, November 2, Texas voters passed all eight proposed state constitutional amendments listed in the Special Election Ballot, including Proposition 2, giving counties the ability to make local infrastructure funding a priority by providing them with the ability to bond revenue from transportation reinvestment zones (TRZs) to build added infrastructure capacity. 

The Chamber supported the enabling legislation for Proposition 2 (HJR 99) to give the opportunity for Texas voters to weigh in on this critical issue and we were happy to see Texan voters overwhelmingly vote in support of Proposition 2.  

Counties now have the same ability to build much-needed infrastructure that cities and towns already have and allow counties to dedicate additional infrastructure funding to keep Texans safe on the road while reducing time spent in traffic. 

For a complete list of constitutional amendments passed please see below and view election results here. 

Texas Constitutional Amendments 

  • Proposition 1: Adds professional rodeo charitable foundations that are sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues 
  • Proposition 2: Provides Texas counties ability to bond revenue from Texas Reinvestment Zones to build added transportation infrastructure  
  • Proposition 3: Prevents the state from prohibiting or limiting religious services 
  • Proposition 4: Deals with qualifications to run for Justice of the Supreme Court, Court judge of the criminal court of appeals, a justice of court of appeals and district judge 
  • Propositions 5: Deals with providing additional powers to the state commission on judicial conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office 
  • Proposition 6: Establishes a right for residents of facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation 
  • Proposition 7: Transfers a disabled person’s school district homestead tax break to a surviving spouse 
  • Proposition 8: Transfers homestead tax exemptions to the spouse of a service member killed or fatally injured in the line of duty 

Also on the November 2 ballot, was the Special Runoff Election for Texas House District 118. After the September 28 special election candidates John Lujan (R) and Frank Ramirez (D) advanced for the runoff, and John Lujan won the election. Your Chamber partnered with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the South & West Chambers of Commerce to host candidate forums leading up to the special election. While the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce does not endorse any candidate or official, we do recognize the significant role our elected officials play in shaping a business-friendly environment and we will continue to engage our officials to support the San Antonio business community and residents.  

For more information, contact Cacie Madrid, VP of Public Policy at cmadrdi@sachamber.org or by phone at (210) 229-2161. 

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