November 7, 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election
DAILY RECORD OF EARLY VOTING
November 7, 2017 General and Special Elections
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November 7, 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election Ballot Language
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“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.”
STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION NUMBER 2 (SJR 60)
“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.”
STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION NUMBER 3 (SJR 34)
“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.”
Texas amends her state constitution every 2 years, and sometimes every year. The TX Legislature proposes these amendments and Texas voters are asked to vote on whether the amendment becomes part of our constitution, or not. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME VOTERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A DIRECT VOTE IN THE STATE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.
LINKS to documents used in the video: A 3 question constitutional test for all legislative actions: http://ntcl.org/2013/10/13/all-laws-m…
OFFICIAL REPORTS PUBLISHED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS on the 7 proposed amendments: House Research Organization: http://www.hro.house.state.tx.us/pdf/…
Texas Legislative Council: http://www.tlc.state.tx.us/docs/amend…
Prop #6 – Fiscal Note from the TX Legislative Budget Board: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodoc…
To find contact info for your TX House Rep. & Senator: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home…
Texas 1876 organic constitution: https://tarltonapps.law.utexas.edu/co…
Texas 2015 Constitution: http://www.constitution.legis.state.t…
“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.”
STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION NUMBER 5 (HJR 100)
“The constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles.”
“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.”
“The constitutional amendment relating to legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings.”