Texas voters to decide on 7 constitutional amendments
EAST TEXAS (KSLA) - The polls closed at 7 p.m. in Texas and early results are beginning to come in as voters decide on 7 constitutional amendments.
The laws range from hunting rights to transportation. Of the proposed seven, Prop 6 would allow fishing and hunting to be considered a constitutional right though it will still be subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.
Proposition 7 would allow for increased transportation funding. The funds would only be used on existing highways or new projects in Texas which is expected to reach a population of 40 million by year 2030.
Prop 2 would create a property tax exemption for spouses of disabled veterans. In 2011, Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment that allows surviving spouses of disabled veterans to be exempt from property taxes on the current value of their home. This proposition would extend that to spouses who would have qualified for the exemption if it had been available to them prior to 2011 and only applies to about 3,800 surviving spouses of totally disabled veterans.
Bowie, Titus and Harrison Counties all have proposals dealing with alcohol sales and consumption.
Harrison County is also asking that a $13.4 million school bond be issued to build more classrooms and a new practice gym at the Waskom High School.
For more information about what's on the ballot or where to vote, click here.
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