Before the polls closed at 7PM on November 5, Texans voted on ten proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, and all but one of them passed. The only proposition to fail was Proposition 1, which would have allowed for a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.
Proposition 4, which added a constitutional ban against a state income tax passed by a wide margin, meaning Texans now have another protection for their hard-earned income!
See all Proposition results below:
- Proposition 1: The Constitutional Amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time. Failed – No – 65.4%, Yes – 34.6%
- Proposition 2: 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. Passed – Yes – 65.6%, No – 34.4%
- Proposition 3: 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. Passed – Yes – 85.1%, No – 14.9%
- Proposition 4: 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. Passed – Yes 74.4%, No 25.6%
- Proposition 5: The Constitutional Amendment dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use tax 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 tax. Passed – Yes – 88%, No – 12%
- Proposition 6: 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. Passed – Yes – 64%, No – 36%
- Proposition 7: The Constitutional Amendment allowing increased distribution to the Available School Fund. Passed – Yes – 74.1%, No – 25.9%
- Proposition 8: The Constitutional Amendment providing for the creation of the Flood Infrastructure Fund assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects. Passed – Yes – 77.8%, No – 22.2%
- Proposition 9: The Constitutional Amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state. Passed – Yes – 51.6%, No – 48.4%
- Proposition 10: The Constitutional Amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances. Passed – Yes – 93.8%, No – 6.2%