Voters reject one of the ten proposed Texas constitutional amendments

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Only one of the 10 proposed Texas constitutional amendments was rejected by voters Tuesday night.   Proposition 1, which would have permitted a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time, failed with about 65 percent of the votes.  The others were approved.

Proposition 2 provides  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 authorizes 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 prohibits the imposition of an individual income tax.

Proposition 5  dedicates the revenue received from  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.

Proposition 6 authorizes the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Proposition 7 allows  increased distributions to the available school fund.

Proposition 8 provides  for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

Proposition 9 authorizes the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.

Proposition 10 allows the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstance.

For information on local races, check the Bexar County Elections Department website. 

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