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Governor Perry Proclaims Adoption of Constitutional Amendments

Monday, December 05, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Proclamation

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, ten proposed amendments to the Constitution of Texas were voted on in the Constitutional Amendment Election held on November 8, 2011; and

WHEREAS, on the 5th day of December, 2011, I, Rick Perry, 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 seven proposed amendments by a majority vote to wit:

PROPOSITION 1 as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 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 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

PROPOSITION 2 as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No.4providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $6 billion at any time outstanding.

PROPOSITION 3 as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No.50 providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the State of Texas to finance educational loans to students.

PROPOSITION 5 as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No.26 authorizing the legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other
cities or counties without the imposition of a tax or the provision of a sinking fund.

PROPOSITION 6 as submitted by House Joint Resolution No.109 clarifying references to the permanent school fund, allowing the General Land Office to distribute revenue from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund to provide additional funding for public education, and providing for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund.

PROPOSITION 9 as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No.9authorizing the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision.

PROPOSITION 10 as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No.37 to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto 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 5th day of December, 2011.

RICK PERRY
Governor of Texas

Attested by:
Cobey Shorter, III
Deputy Secretary of State

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