Early statewide voting shows all propositions are well on their way to being approved

Published on Tuesday, 5 November 2013 19:35 - Written by

Early statewide voting on nine constitutional amendments show all propositions are well on their way to being approved by statewide voters.

Totals showed Proposition 1 (HJR 62), 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 member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action 87.35 percent for and 12.64 percent against.

Proposition 2 (HJR 79), the constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational 86.59 percent for and 13.40 percent against.

Proposition 3 (HJR 133), the constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days 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 is 59.21 percent for to 40.78 percent against.

Proposition 4 (HJR 24), 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 was 85.19 percent for and 14.80 percent against.

Proposition 5 (SJR 18), the constitutional amendment 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 was 64.45 percent for and 23.05 percent against.

Proposition 6 (SJR 1), the constitutional amendment 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 was 76.94 percent for and 23.05 percent against.

Proposition 7 (HJR 87) The constitutional amendment 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 was 77.70 percent for and 22.29 percent against..

Proposition 8 (HJR 147 and SJR 54) The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County showed 75.22 percent for and 24.77 percent against.

Proposition 9 (SJR 42) The constitutional amendment 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 was 86.50 percent for and 13.49 percent against.