What Constitutional Amendments Are On The Nov. 7 Ballot In Texas?

Oct 23, 2017

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Texans will go to the polls soon, to vote on seven amendments to the state Constitution, and The Texas Tribune has published a quick guide to the measures.

The first proposal would authorize property tax exemptions for certain disabled veterans or their surviving spouses.

The second would grant Texans easier access to their home equity.

The third deals with how long unsalaried government appointees can serve after their official term ends. The fourth would require courts to notify the state attorney general whenever a state law is challenged constitutionally.

The fifth would allow more sports teams to hold charitable raffles.

The sixth proposal would give a tax exemption to the surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.

And the seventh proposal would allow banks to hold raffles to promote savings.