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9 amendment(s) found [ Election date: November 7, 1978 ]

Session Bill Prop. Topic Outcome
65th 2nd C.S.   HJR 1    The constitutional amendment providing for tax relief for residential homesteads, elderly persons, disabled persons, and agricultural land; for personal property exemptions; for truth in taxation procedures, including citizen involvement; for a redefinition of the tax base; for limitations on state spending; and for property tax administration.     Adopted
65th R.S.   HJR 37  5 The constitutional amendment to extend the jurisdiction of justices of the peace in civil cases.     Adopted
65th R.S.   HJR 42  8 The constitutional amendment authorizing certain districts to engage in fire-fighting activities and to issue bonds or other indebtedness or to issue bonds or otherwise lend their credit for firefighting purposes.     Adopted
65th R.S.   SJR 44  3 The constitutional amendment to give the legislature the power to authorize cities and towns to issue bonds to finance the redevelopment of blighted areas and prohibiting any city or town from granting its money or lending its credit for such purposes.     Defeated
65th R.S.   SJR 45  6 The constitutional amendment permitting the legislature to increase the number of justices on a court of civil appeals, permitting a court of civil appeals to sit in sections, and requiring a concurrence of a majority of justices to decide a case.     Adopted
65th R.S.   SJR 48  7 The constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional authority for the State Building Commission and the State Building Fund.     Adopted
65th R.S.   SJR 50  1 The constitutional amendment deleting the archaic reference to the 'Deaf and Dumb Asylum,' allowing certain products and services of handicapped individuals to be used by agencies and departments of state government, requiring the procurement of other products and services required in the operation of state government to be made under bids awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, making all such procurement processes subject to laws enacted by the legislature, and eliminating the requirement that the Governor of Texas, Secretary of State, and the Comptroller of Public Accounts of Texas be personally involved with such transactions.     Adopted
65th R.S.   SJR 53  4 The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from taxation solar and wind-powered energy devices.     Adopted
65th R.S.   SJR 55  2 The constitutional amendment to provide that the legislature may permit political subdivisions to issue revenue bonds to develop employment opportunities for its citizens.     Defeated

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