Texas: Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation Certifying Seven Constitutional Amendments
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TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, eight proposed amendments to the Constitution of Texas were voted on in the Constitutional Amendment Special Election held on November 2, 2021; and

WHEREAS, on the 29th day of November, 2021, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas, did certify the tabulation prepared by the secretary of state; and

WHEREAS, the tabulation and total of the votes cast for and against each proposed amendment established that the voters of the State of Texas adopted the following seven proposed amendments by a majority vote, to wit:

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 1, as submitted by House Joint Resolution No.  143, authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women's Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues.

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STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 3, as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No.  27, prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations.

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 4, as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No.  47, changing the eligibility requirements for a justice of the supreme court, a judge of the court of criminal appeals, a justice of a court of appeals, and a district judge.

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 5, as submitted by House Joint Resolution No.  165, providing additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office.

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 6, as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No.  19, establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

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STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 7, as submitted by House Joint Resolution No.  125, allowing the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death.

STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION 8, as submitted by Senate Joint Resolution No.  35, 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 member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 29th day of November, 2021.

GREG ABBOTT

Governor of Texas

ATTESTED BY:

JOHN B. SCOTT

Secretary of State

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