The Legislature: What do we now have?

INFORMATION FROM KEN HANSON, LEGISLATIVE CHAIR

Constitutional Amendments:  The following amendments will be on the Nov. 2015 ballot in the order as listed below from a drawing made by TX. Sec. of State Cascos recently. Please study the following amendments so that when they come up for a vote in November 2015, you will have an idea to help you determine your vote.  If you have questions on these amendments, please be ready to ask Mr. Ken Hanson at the Huajilla Unit Meetings beginning in September.

Proposition 1 (SJR 1)--The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.

Proposition 2 (HJR 75)--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 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. 

Proposition 3 (SJR 52)--The constitutional amendment repealing the requirements that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital. 

Proposition 4 (HJR 73)--The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports teams charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles. 

Proposition  5 (SJR 17)-- The constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance. 

Proposition 6 (SJR 22)--The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation. 

Propostion 7 (SJR 5)--The constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenues to the state highway fund to provide funding for non tolled roads and the reductions of certain transportation related debt.