Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation Declaring The Results Of The Recent Constitutional Amendment Election

December 4, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Proclamation


WHEREAS, ten proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution were voted on in the Constitutional Amendment Election held on November 5, 2019; and

WHEREAS, on the 4th day of December, 2019, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas, did certify the tabulation prepared by the Secretary of State; and

WHEREAS, the tabulation and total of the votes cast for and against each proposed amendment established that the voters of the State of Texas adopted the following nine proposed amendments by a majority vote, to wit:

PROPOSITION No. 2, as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No. 79, providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $200 million to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

PROPOSITION No. 3, as submitted by House Joint Resolution No. 34, authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

PROPOSITION No. 4, as submitted by House Joint Resolution No. 38, prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.

PROPOSITION No. 5, as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No. 24, dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use taxes that are imposed on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to protect Texas’ natural areas, water quality, and history by acquiring, managing, and improving state and local parks and historic sites while not increasing the rate of the state sales and use taxes.

PROPOSITION No. 6, as submitted by House Joint Resolution No. 12, authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

PROPOSITION No. 7, as submitted by House Joint Resolution No. 151, allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.

PROPOSITION No. 8, as submitted by House Joint Resolution No. 4, providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

PROPOSITION No. 9, as submitted by House Joint Resolution No. 95, authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.

PROPOSITION No. 10, as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No. 32, allowing the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 4th day of December, 2019.

Governor Greg Abbott

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