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Texans to vote on constitutional amendments




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October 9, 2013 | 1,701 views | 3 comments

Texas voters can weigh in on nine proposed amendments to the state Constitution in the Nov. 5 general election. More voter information is on page 10A.

Here are the proposed amendments, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s website:

Proposition 1: “... 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 member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.”

Proposition 2: “... eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational.”

Proposition 3: “... to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption.”

Proposition 4: “... 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.”

Proposition 5: “... to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.”

Proposition 6: “... providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources.”

Proposition 7: “... authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.”

Proposition 8: “The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.”

Proposition 9: “... relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.”
 

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Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
October 9, 2013 3:22pm
 
The Democrats who refuse to negotiate on delaying a Obamacare which the President has illegally modified himself should be recalled like the ones in Colorado. President exempts his favored businesses from all Obamacare and then ... More ›

 
Making the choice  
St. Hedwig  
October 9, 2013 3:01pm
 
Old news Facts. Date of 9/25 and this is 10/9. Nice try though.

 
Facts only please  
TX  
October 9, 2013 12:49pm
 
Recall Ted Cruz!!!! Seen this? Surprise! Obamacare foe Cruz votes with Democrats on spending plan!!! Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/25/politics/shutdown-showdown/index.html

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