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Texans Approve 7 Proposed Amendments to State Constitution

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    Texans Approve 7 Proposed Amendments to State Constitution
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    Texas voters have ratified all seven amendments proposed to the state Constitution.

    No statewide offices were up for grabs on Tuesday's ballot, and congressional and legislative elections are still a year away.

    The seven amendments range from issues related to property tax exemptions for disabled veterans to reducing restrictions on Texans borrowing against equity in their homes.

    Proposition 7 lets banks and credit unions offer raffles and other prizes to people opening savings accounts.

    Records show the Texas Legislature has proposed 673 constitutional amendments, with 491 approved by voters, 179 defeated and three failing to make the ballot for "reasons that are historically obscure." That's according to a report by the Texas Legislative Council.


    Statewide Propositions

    Texas Proposition 1 Tax Breaks For Disabled Vets

    100% ReportingThu, Jan 4, 2018, 3:31 AM
    For

    749292

    86%
    Against

    122034

    14%

    Texas Proposition 2 Home Equity Loans

    100% ReportingJan 4, 3:31 AM
    For

    588457

    69%
    Against

    269223

    31%

    • Prop 1 -- "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution."
    • Prop 2 -- "The constitutional amendment to establish a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads."

    Texas Proposition 3 Limit on Appointees Terms

    100% ReportingThu, Jan 4, 2018, 3:31 AM
    For

    717560

    83%
    Against

    145470

    17%

    Texas Proposition 4 Tx. Attorney General Powers

    100% ReportingJan 4, 3:31 AM
    For

    549550

    64%
    Against

    304553

    36%

    • Prop 3 -- "The constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate after the expiration of the person's term of office."
    • Prop 4 -- "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional."

    Texas Proposition 5 Sports Team Charity Raffles

    100% ReportingThu, Jan 4, 2018, 3:31 AM
    For

    507035

    60%
    Against

    333258

    40%

    Texas Proposition 6 Tax Exemption for Families for First Responders

    100% ReportingJan 4, 3:31 AM
    For

    734133

    85%
    Against

    133336

    15%

    • Prop 5 -- "The constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles."
    • Prop 6 -- "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty."

    Texas Proposition 7 Credit Unions, Bank Savings Promotions

    100% ReportingJan 4, 3:31 AM
    For

    507947

    60%
    Against

    343253

    40%

    • Prop 7 -- "The constitutional amendment relating to legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings."

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