Registered voters in the state of Texas will have the chance today, November 5th, to let their voices be heard on a range of potential changes to our State’s Constitution.
The proposed amendments on the ballot today are:
Permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.
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.
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.
Prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.
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.
Authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Amendment allowing increase distributions to the available school fund.
An amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.
An amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.
Amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.