All seven constitutional amendments passed by Texas voters

November 07, 2017 - 10:49 pm

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Seven constitutional amendments passed earlier this year by the Texas Legislature were approved overwhelmingly by voters Tuesday night, according to results released by the Texas Secretary of State's office.

With more than 84% of the statewide vote counted, each of the seven propositions was passing with 60% or more of the vote.

  • Proposition 1 authorizes property tax exemptions for certain partially disabled veterans or their surviving spouses whose homes were donated to them by charity for less than market value.
  • Proposition 2 eases restrictions on borrowing against home equity in Texas, and allows Texans easier access to their equity. It also makes changes to the fees connected with home equity loans, lowering the maximum and exempting certain fees from that maximum.
  • Proposition 3 deals with unsalaried appointees of the governor; if their term has ended and they haven't been replaced, they will serve only until the end of the next legislative session.
  • Proposition 4 requires a notification to the state attorney general in the event of a constitutional challenge to state laws.
  • Proposition 5 expands the definition of "professional sports team" in the state's charitable raffle law, creating opportunities for more team-connected foundations to hold raffles.
  • Proposition 6 creates a property tax exemption for surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.
  • Proposition 7 aims to promote savings, giving banks and other financial institutions the ability to conduct promotional activities such as raffles.

The statewide results are available here.

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