Texas 2019 constitutional amendment election results

On Nov. 5, Texas voters took to the polls to decide on 10 proposed amendments to the state Constitution. Texans approved nine amendments, including a proposal making it harder for future lawmakers to enact a personal income tax and a proposal concerning bonds for cancer research. Voters rejected one amendment.

As of 12:07 a.m., these preliminary results include early voting froxm 253 out of 254 counties and election-night returns from most counties.

Proposition 1

Allowing selected municipal court judges to serve multiple municipalities at the same time. Currently, only appointed municipal court judges — who make up more than 95% of the state’s municipal court judges, according to the House Research Organization — can serve multiple jurisdictions at the same time.

REJECTED ✗

34%

Yes

66%

No

566,397 votes

1,078,185 votes

Proposition 2

Allowing the Texas Water Development Board to issue bonds to fund water and wastewater infrastructure projects in areas where median household income is at or below 75% of the statewide median income level.

APPROVED ✓

64%

Yes

36%

No

1,051,434 votes

582,565 votes

Proposition 3

Allowing the Legislature to create temporary property tax exemptions for people with property damage in governor-declared disaster areas. The Legislature would be able to pass laws determining the eligibility requirements for exemptions, as well as the duration and amount of any write-offs.

APPROVED ✓

85%

Yes

15%

No

1,395,617 votes

239,460 votes

Proposition 4

Making it more challenging for future lawmakers to enact a personal income tax, requiring support from two-thirds – instead of a simple majority – of the House and Senate and a majority of Texas voters. Read more.

APPROVED ✓

76%

Yes

24%

No

1,254,393 votes

392,077 votes

Proposition 5

Earmarking all revenue from the sporting goods sales tax toward the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission, as intended when the tax was created in 1993. Read more.

APPROVED ✓

88%

Yes

12%

No

1,445,477 votes

198,088 votes

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Proposition 6

Allowing the Legislature to double the maximum amount of bonds it can issue on behalf of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, to $6 billion. Read more.

APPROVED ✓

63%

Yes

37%

No

1,031,358 votes

599,587 votes

Proposition 7

Allowing the General Land Office, the State Board of Education and other entities to double the amount of revenue they can give to the Available School Fund each year. The Available School Fund provides classroom materials and funding for Texas schools.

APPROVED ✓

73%

Yes

27%

No

1,193,601 votes

438,823 votes

Proposition 8

Creating a flood infrastructure fund that the Texas Water Development Board could use to finance drainage, flood mitigation and flood control projects after a disaster.

APPROVED ✓

76%

Yes

24%

No

1,251,739 votes

384,859 votes

Proposition 9

Allowing the Legislature to create a property tax exemption for precious metals in state depositories — like the Texas Bullion Depository, scheduled to open next year in Leander.

APPROVED ✓

53%

Yes

47%

No

833,561 votes

748,286 votes

Proposition 10

Allowing for former handlers or qualified caretakers to adopt retired law enforcement animals without a fee. Read more.

APPROVED ✓

94%

Yes

6%

No

1,543,602 votes

99,376 votes