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Constitutional amendments on ballot this November

Synopsis

Voters will have an opportunity this fall to weigh in on a number of proposed amendments to the Texas constitution.


Key takeaways

  • Ten proposed constitutional amendments will be on the ballot this November.
  • Among those of interest to rental property owners are flood control measures, temporary tax exemptions following a disaster and increased state funding for school districts to reduce property taxes.
  • The election will be held November 5.

Voters will go to the polls on November 5, 2019 to consider 10 constitutional amendments. Several are of interest to the rental housing industry, including:

  • HJR 4 by Phelan/Creighton which would provide $1.7 billion in state funding for flood control and mitigation. (TAA supports)
  • HJR 34 by Shine/Bettencourt to allow the legislature to enact a law providing for a temporary property tax exemption following a disaster. (TAA supports)
  • HJR 151 by Huberty/Taylor provides funding to help provide increased school funding resulting in property tax relief. (TAA supports) Editorial note: Technically, TAA did not take a position on this amendment but it is very much in line with support for lower property taxes.

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