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Items on Election Ballot in Shelby County

The following are the items that will appear on the ballot in Shelby County in today's elections.


The creation of the Deep East Texas Groundwater Conservation District and the levy of an ad valorem tax in the District at a rate not to exceed five cents for each $100 of assessed valuation


Proposition 1-The constituional amendment 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 in aciton


Proposition 2-The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund , neither of which is  operational.


Propostion 3-The

amendment to authorize 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.


Proposition 4-The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption 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 disbaled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.  


Proposition 5-The constituional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.


Proposition 6-The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of  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.


Proposition 7-The constitional amendment 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.


Proposition 8-The consitutional amendment repealing Sectoin 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.


Proposition 9-The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judical Conduct.

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