State and local election results

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 10:00am

Voters across Texas have decided on several proposed amendments to the state's constitution.

Prop 1, 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 service member killed in action. Yes: 87% No: 13%

Prop 2, eliminating an obsolete requirement for a state medical education board and a state medical education fund, neither of which is operational. Yes: 85% No: 15%

Prop 3, authorizing a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption. Yes: 59% No: 41%

Prop 4, exempting from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization. Yes: 85% No: 15%

Prop 5, authorizing reverse mortgage loans for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan. Yes: 63% No: 37%

Prop 6, creating the state water implementation fund for Texas and the state water implementation revenue fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources. Yes: 76% No: 24%

Prop 7, authorizing a home rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less. Yes: 76% No: 24%

Prop 8, would repeal the state constitution's maximum tax rate for a Hidalgo County hospital district; the maximum rate is currently set at .10 cents per $100 valuation. This rate is much lower than the maximum tax rate allowable for hospital districts in all other counties in the state. The repeal of the constitutional cap would authorize hospital district tax rates in Hidalgo County equal to the hospital district tax rate laws applicable to all other Texas counties. Yes: 73% No: 27%

Prop 9, expands the types of sanctions that can be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the state commission on judicial conduct. Yes: 85% No: 15%

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