I know a lot of people that went out and voted last night and we have the results for those propositions.
I know the big one a lot of people were keeping an eye on was Proposition 4 preventing the state to propose an income tax. That one passed making it almost impossible for it to happen in our state. Ten propositions in total were on that ballot. I will put up all the info below along with a little info about the propositions. All info is taken from KXAN.
Proposition 1 - Failed Final results show, 65% voted no and 35% voted yes.
“The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”
Proposition 2 - PassedFinal results show 65% voted yes and 35% voted no.
“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 - PassedFinal results show 85% voted yes and 15% voted no.
“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 - PassedFinal results 76% voted yes and 24% voted no.
“The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income”
Proposition 5 - PassedFinal results show 88% voted yes and 12% voted no.
“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 - PassedFinal results show 63% voted yes and 37% voted no.
“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 - Passed Final results show 73% voted yes and 27% voted no.
“The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.”
Proposition 8 - Passed Final results show 77% voted yes and 23% voted no.
“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 - PassedFinal results show 52% voted yes and 48% voted no.
“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 - Passed Final results show 94% voted yes and 6% voted no.
“The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.”