Today, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos drew for the ballot order of the proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution to appear on the November 3 ballot.
“This is an opportunity for Texans to directly affect the foundational governing document for our state,” said Secretary Cascos. “I encourage all eligible Texans to register to vote and participate in the constitutional amendment election this fall.”
Proposed changes to the state constitution must be approved by at least two-thirds of the members of both the Texas House and the Texas Senate. Texas voters then have the opportunity to approve the amendments with a majority vote.
Proposition 1 (SJR 1)
“The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.”