2019 State Constitutional Amendments on Ballot

STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS for November 5, 2019 ballot:

Proposition 1 (HJR 72):  “The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”

SECTION 1, Section 40, Article XVI of the Texas Constitution is amended by adding Subsection (e.) to read as follows:  (e.) Notwithstanding Subsections (a.) and (c.) of this section, a person may hold more than one office as an elected or appointed municipal judge in more than one municipality at the same time.   

Proposition 2 (SJR 79):  “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 (HJR 34):  “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 (HJR 38):  “The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.”

Proposition 5 (SJR 24):  “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 (HJR 12):  “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 (HJR 151):  “The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.”

Proposition 8 (HJR 4):  “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 (HJR 95):  “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 (SJR 32):  “The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.”


By voting FOR Propositions 4, 5, and 8, you are supporting these Republican Platform planks.

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