Seven Constitutional Amendments to be presented to Texas voters on November 7

By Tom Hawkins Editor Emeritus

The voters of the state of Texas will vote on seven constitutional amendments to Texas Constitution on Tuesday, November 7. Early voting is now underway with early voting ending this Friday. Early voting places in Limestone County are at the Limestone County Courthouse in Groesbeck and at the Courthouse Annex in Mexia. Early voting hours in Groesbeck are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and early voting in Mexia are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The seven constitutional amendments are given below.

Proposition 1 -- “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 veterans by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution.”

Proposition 2 -- “The constitutional amendment to establish a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitation for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing for home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads.”

Proposition 3 -- “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.”

Proposition 4 -- The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to constitutionality of a state stature and authorizing the Legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional.”

Proposition 5 -- “The constitutional amendment on professional sports teams’ charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles.”

Proposition 6 --”The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of  the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.”

Proposition 7 -- “The constitutional amendment relating to the legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings.”

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