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Gov. Abbott sets November special election for proposed constitutional amendments

Eight total amendments proposed
Texas state Capitol building
Posted at 12:42 AM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-17 01:42:26-04

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Governor Greg Abbott is calling for a special election for eight proposed state constitutional amendments. The amendments were previously approved by the Texas Legislature and include the following:

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 1“The constitutional amendment authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues.”

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 2“The constitutional amendment authorizing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county.”

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 3“The constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations.”

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 4“The constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for a justice of the supreme court, a judge of the court of criminal appeals, a justice of a court of appeals, and a district judge.”

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 5“The constitutional amendment providing additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office.”

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 6“The constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.”

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 7“The constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse’s residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person’s death.”

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 8“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 or fatally injured in the line of duty.”

Texas voters will head to the polls to cast their votes on these proposed amendments Tuesday, November 2, 2021.