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Proposed Constitutional Amendments
For the Nov. 3, 2015 Election
Provided by State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione

Amendment No. 1 (S.J.R. 1) - Property Tax Relief
If approved, this amendment would increase the amount of the residence homestead exemption for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000.  This amendment would also prohibit future legislators from creating a sales tax or transfer fee when buying or selling homes.  This amendment would save the average homeowner about $126/year.


Amendment No. 2 (H.J.R. 75) - Spouses of Veterans
If approved, this amendment would provide an exemption on taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100% or totally disabled veteran.

Amendment No. 3 (S.J.R. 52) - Statewide Officials
This amendment would repeal the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital. The capital residency requirement was included in the 1876 Texas Constitution when state officers traveled to the state capital by horse and buggy and has not been amended since. Advances in transportation, communication, and technology have rendered the residency requirement obsolete and have provided the possibility of performing official duties from other locations.

Amendment No. 4 (H.J.R. 73) - Raffles for Sports Teams
This amendment would authorize the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.

Amendment No. 5 (S.J.R. 17) - Small County Contractors
This amendment would allow counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance. This would be an increase from 5,000 or less.

Amendment No. 6 (S.J.R. 22) - Right to Hunt
This amendment would recognize the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.

Amendment No. 7 (S.J.R. 5) - Road Funding
This amendment dedicates certain tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for non-tolled roads and the reduction of transportation-related debt.

Early Voting Information for October 19-30

Date(s)

Day(s)

Time

October 19-23

Monday-Friday

8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

October 24

Saturday

7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

October 25

Sunday

11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

October 26-28

Monday-Wednesday

8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

October 29-30

Thursday-Friday

7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

 

Colleyville City Hall, 100 Main St, Colleyville, TX 76034                      
Keller Town Hall
,1100 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248
Southlake Town Hall,1400 Main St. Southlake, TX 76092
               
The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX 76051



Election Day Voting Information for November 3
Registered voters in Tarrant County can vote at their precinct polling location on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.



 



  1. 1.       To find the Election Day voting information for your precinct,  visit:https://gisit.tarrantcounty.com/VoterLookup/
  2. 2.       Search for your first and last name.
  3. 3.       Find your name, and click on the voter ID number appearing next to your name.
  4. 4.       On the bottom right, click the "Show Election Day Polling Location" button.
  5. 5.       The election day polling location will appear on the map. This is your voting location for Election Day.

 



 

 

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