Ballot Language for the November 7, 2023
Texas Constitutional Amendment Election

Proposition 1 – HJR 126
“The constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production,
horticulture, and wildlife management.”

Proposition 2 – SJR 64
“The constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a
county or municipality of all or part of the appraised value of real property used to operate a child-care

Proposition 3 – HJR 132
“The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual wealth or net worth tax,
including a tax on the difference between the assets and liabilities of an individual or family.”

Proposition 4 – HJR 2 (2nd Special Session)
“The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a temporary limit on the
maximum appraised value of real property other than a residence homestead for ad valorem tax
purposes; to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district
applicable to residence homesteads from $40,000 to $100,000; to adjust the amount of the limitation on
school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts; to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations; and to authorize the legislature to provide for a four-year term of office for a member of the board of directors of certain appraisal districts.”

Proposition 5 – HJR 3
“The constitutional amendment relating to the Texas University Fund, which provides funding to certain
institutions of higher education to achieve national prominence as major research universities and drive
the state economy.”

Proposition 6 – SJR 75
“The constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this

Proposition 7 – SJR 93
“The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas energy fund to support the
construction, maintenance, modernization, and operation of electric generating facilities.”

Proposition 8 – HJR 125
“The constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed
broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.”

Proposition 9 – HJR 2
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the 88th Legislature to provide a cost-of-living adjustment to
certain annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.”

Proposition 10 – SJR 87
“The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation
equipment or inventory held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products to protect the Texas
healthcare network and strengthen our medical supply chain.”

Proposition 11 – SJR 32
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation
districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and
maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.”

Proposition 12 – HJR 134
“The constitutional amendment providing for the abolition of the office of county treasurer in Galveston

Proposition 13 – HJR 107
“The constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory age of retirement for state justices and

Proposition 14 – SJR 74
“The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund to
be used for the creation and improvement of state parks.”

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