Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Constitutional Amendments up for voting on Nov. 3

Proposition 1

Authorizes the financing, including through tax increment financing, of the acquisition by municipalities and counties of buffer areas adjacent to a military installation to protect or promote the mission of the military.

Proposition 2

Authorizing the legislature to provide for the ad valorem taxation of a residence homestead solely on the basis of the property’s value as a residence homestead.

Proposition 3

Provides uniform standards and procedures for the appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes.

Proposition 4

Establishes the national research university fund to enable emerging research universities in this state to achieve national prominence as major research universities and transferring the balance of the higher education fund to the national research university fund.

Proposition 5

Authorizes the legislature to authorize a single board of equalization for two or more adjoining appraisal entities that elect to provide for consolidated equalizations.

Proposition 6

Authorizing the Veterans’ Land Board to issue general obligation bonds in amounts equal to or less than amounts previously authorized.

Proposition 7

Allows an officer or enlisted member of the Texas State Guard or other state militia or military force to hold other civil offices.

Proposition 8

Authorizes the state to contribute money, property, and other resources for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of veterans hospitals in this state.

Proposition 9

Protects the right of the public, individually and collectively, to access and use the public beaches bordering the seaward shore of the Gulf of Mexico.”

Proposition 10

Provide that elected members of the governing boards of emergency services districts may serve terms not to exceed four years.”

Proposition 11

Prohibit the taking, damaging, or destroying of private property for public use unless the action is for the ownership, use, and enjoyment of the property by the State, a political subdivision of the State, the public at large, or entities granted the power of eminent domain under law or for the elimination of urban blight on a particular parcel of property, but not for certain economic development or enhancement of tax revenue purposes.

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