Texas Propositions on the ballots tomorrow

(KYTX) - When voters go to the polls tomorrow they will find 9 state, constitutional amendments on the ballot.    

These proposals deal with topics ranging from water project funding -- to sanctions against judges.  
Proposition 6 would create a $2 billion fund from existing state money to provide low interest loans for water projects.
Many legislators say this type of funding is exactly is what is needed to get water projects off the ground. Opponents say that because this fund would be would just create another level of bureaucracy.

Proposition 1 would exempt spouses of veterans killed in action from having to pay property taxes. 

Proposition No. 2 would eliminate the requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund. Neither are currently in operation.

Proposition No. 3 would authorize local political subdivisions to extend the length of time that aircraft parts could remain temporarily in the state before being subject to ad valorem taxes. Under current law, these parts may remain in the state for up to 175 days. This amendment would extend that amount of time to 730 days.

Proposition No. 4 would allow 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 by a charitable organization, at no cost to the veteran.

Proposition No. 5 amends the definition of "reverse mortgage" to authorize the making of reverse mortgage loans for the purchase of homestead property. This amendment also amends lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.

Proposition No. 7 would allow home-rule municipalities to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body when the unexpired term is less than 12 months.

Proposition No. 8 would repeal Section 7, Article IX of the Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.

Proposition No. 9 expands the type 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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