Relating to nineteen proposed amendments to the Constitution of Texas
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS, nineteen proposed amendments to the Constitution of Texas were voted on in a Special Election held on November 6, 2001; and
WHEREAS, on the 26th day of November, 2001, 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 proposed amendments by a majority vote to wit:
- PROPOSITION 1 submitted by House Joint Resolution 52 providing for clearing of land titles by the release of a state claim of its interest to the owners of certain land in Bastrop County.
- PROPOSITION 2 submitted by Senate Joint Resolution 37 authorizing the issuance of state general obligation bonds and notes to provide financial assistance to counties for roadway projects to serve border colonias.
- PROPOSITION 3 submitted by Senate Joint Resolution 47 to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation raw cocoa and green coffee that is held in Harris County.
- PROPOSITION 4 submitted by House Joint Resolution 1 providing for a four-year term of office for the fire fighters' pension commissioner.
- PROPOSITION 5 submitted by Senate Joint Resolution 32 authorizing municipalities to donate outdated or surplus firefighting equipment or supplies to underdeveloped countries.
- PROPOSITION 6 submitted by House Joint Resolution 45 requiring the governor to call a special session for the appointment of presidential electors under certain circumstances.
- PROPOSITION 7 submitted by House Joint Resolution 82 authorizing the Veterans' Land Board to issue up to $500 million in general obligation bonds payable from the general revenues of the state for veterans' housing assistance and to use assets in certain veterans' land and veterans' housing assistance funds to provide for veterans cemeteries.
- PROPOSITION 8 submitted by House Joint Resolution 97 authorizing the issuance of up to $850 million in bonds payable from the general revenues of the state for construction and repair projects and for the purchase of needed equipment.
- PROPOSITION 9 submitted by House Joint Resolution 47 authorizing the filling of a vacancy in the legislature without an election if a candidate is running unopposed in an election to fill the vacancy.
- PROPOSITION 10 submitted by Senate Joint Resolution 6 to promote equal tax treatment for products produced, acquired, and distributed in the State of Texas by authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation tangible personal property held at certain locations only temporarily for assembling, manufacturing, processing, or other commercial purposes.
- PROPOSITION 11 submitted by House Joint Resolution 85 to allow current and retired public school teachers and retired public school administrators to receive compensation for serving on the governing bodies of school districts, cities, towns, or other local governmental districts, including water districts.
- PROPOSITION 12 submitted by House Joint Resolution 75 to eliminate obsolete, archaic, redundant, and unnecessary provisions and to clarify, update, and harmonize certain provisions of the Texas Constitution.
- PROPOSITION 13 submitted by Senate Joint Resolution 2 authorizing the legislature to authorize the board of trustees of an independent school district to donate certain surplus district property of historical significance in order to preserve the property.
- PROPOSITION 14 submitted by House Joint Resolution 44 to authorize the legislature to authorize taxing units other than school districts to exempt from ad valorem taxation travel trailers that are not held or used for the production of income.
- PROPOSITION 15 submitted by the Senate Joint Resolution 16 creating the Texas Mobility Fund and authorizing grants and loans of money and issuance of obligations for financing the construction, reconstruction, acquisition, operation, and expansion of state highways, turnpikes, toll roads, toll bridges, and other mobility projects.
- PROPOSITION 16 submitted by House Joint Resolution 5 prescribing requirements for imposing a lien for work and material used in the construction, repair, or renovation of improvements on residential homestead property and including the conversion and refinance of a personal property lien secured by a manufactured home to a lien on real property as a debt on homestead property protected from a forced sale.
- PROPOSITION 17 submitted by House Joint Resolution 53 authorizing the legislature to settle land title disputes between the state and a private party.
- PROPOSITION 18 submitted by Senate Joint Resolution 49 to promote uniformity in the collection, deposit, reporting, and remitting of civil and criminal fees.
- PROPOSITION 19 submitted by House Joint Resolution 81 providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $2 billion.
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 30th day of November, 2001.
GOVERNOR OF TEXAS
GEOFFREY S. CONNOR(signature)
Assistant Secretary of State
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