Athens Review, Athens, Texas

October 22, 2013

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Constitutional amendments explained

From Staff Reports
The Athens Review

Athens — On Nov. 5, Texas will decide whether to adopt or reject nine proposed constitutional amendments.

Early voting is underway through Nov. 1. Ballots can be cast Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Seven Points City Hall, Chandler Community Center and the Henderson County Election Center in Athens.

The following is a list of the amendments as they are stated on the ballot.

• No. 1

The constitutional 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 action.

• No. 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.

• No. 3

The constitutional 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.

• No. 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 disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.

• No. 5

The constitutional 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.

• No. 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.

• No. 7

The constitutional 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.”

• No. 8

The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.

• No. 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 Judicial Conduct.

                                                                                                 Election Day Polling Places

The following is a list Election Day polling places Include the name of building and address and precinct numbers.

• Malakoff City Hall, 109 S. Melton, Malakoff, 1M (lMN-1CR-lT)• Oran White Civic Center 701 N. Tool Dr, Tool, lTC {lA}

• Eustace School, 318 State Highway 316 South, Eustace, 2E

• Gun Barrel City Hall, 1716 W. Main, Gun Barrel City, 2GBN (2GBS)

• Payne Springs Community  Center, 9692 State Highway 198 South,  No. 2, Mabank, 2PSN (2PSS)

• Henderson County Election Center, 201 E. Larkin St., Athens, 3 (2, 3N)

• Brownsboro Community Center, 11351 Willow St., Brownsboro, 3B

• Chandler Community Center, 811 State Highway 31 East, Chandler, 3C

• Murchison School, 9661 E. Bankhead St., Murchison, 3M

• Westside Volunteer Fire Department, 2563 FM 315 South, Chandler, 3WS

• First Baptist Recreation Outreach Center (ROC), 105 S. Carroll, Athens, 4 (4A-4SE-4W)

• Coffee City Community Center, 7019 Pleasant Ridge Road, Coffee City, 4CC (4BV)

• Poynor Community Center, 12106 Lovers Lane, Poynor, 4PF (4MS-4NYL)