Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments fall 2017

Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments fall 2017

For a full a breakdown, please refer to this handy PDF from the Legislative Reference Library of Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are the seven constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot. The Texas Secretary of State’s office randomly assigned each resolution (each of which was adopted during the 2017 regular legislative session) a ballot number ahead of the election.

Proposition 1

What will be on the ballot: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value …

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REP. LONGORIA NAMED VICE-CHAIR OF APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE; CONTINUES SERVING ON INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL SERVICES AND APPOINTED TO LOCAL & CONSENT CALENDARS

SPEAKER STRAUS RELEASES COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

REP. LONGORIA NAMED VICE-CHAIR OF APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE; CONTINUES SERVING ON INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL SERVICES AND APPOINTED TO LOCAL & CONSENT CALENDARS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017

 

AUSTIN, TX—This morning, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced committee assignments for the 85th Legislative Session. State Representative Oscar Longoria (House District 35) will serve as Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee, he will continue serving on the Investments & Financial Services Committee, and was newly appointed to the Local & Consent Calendars Committee.

 

Representative Longoria’s continued …

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REPRESENTATIVE LONGORIA SWORN INTO 85TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE

01/10/2017

AUSTIN, TX – At noon today, Representative Oscar Longoria (HD 35) was sworn into his third term in the Texas House of Representatives for the 85th Texas Legislature by Secretary of State Rolando B. Pablos. He was surrounded by his wife Jennifer Ruiz Longoria, their two daughters Camilla and Madison Longoria, family, friends, and constituents from throughout the district.

“I am honored and humbled to represent the people of the 35th District of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley and Texans across the state. We have …

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SPEAKER STRAUS NAMES REP. LONGORIA TO THE JOINT INTERIM COMMITTEE TO STUDY BORDER SECURITY

SPEAKER STRAUS NAMES REP. LONGORIA TO THE JOINT INTERIM COMMITTEE TO STUDY BORDER SECURITY

Texas House of Representatives

 

For Immediate Release OCTOBER 15, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Michelle Villarreal

(956) 640-9875

SPEAKER STRAUS NAMES REP. LONGORIA TO THE JOINT INTERIM COMMITTEE TO STUDY BORDER SECURITY

LA JOYA, TX-– Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has named State Representative Oscar Longoria (HD-35) to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Border Security, which will examine the short- and long-term budgetary effects of addressing increased activity along the Texas-Mexico border.

 

“It is an honor to be appointed to this important committee, which affects the entirety of my District,” said Representative …

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New Texas laws become effective on September 1, 2015

Below are few highlights from laws passed this session that might impact you and your family.

Texas Budget: Spending, Saving, Tax Cuts and Relief

Overall, the legislature approved a balanced two- year budget that grows less than 2 percent per year and allows for almost $4 billion in tax relief. While the state budget maintains some positive increases in funding for certain services, it is still lacking in many areas from investment in public education to healthcare.

Texas Budget at a Glance

$209.4 Billion Budget for 2016-2017 Fiscal Years. …

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LONGORIA FILES FOR RE-ELECTION TO TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 35

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LONGORIA FILES FOR RE-ELECTION TO TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 35

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
MISSION, TX- Representative Oscar Longoria (D-La Joya) announced today that he will seek a third term representing the people of House District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve my community, and it is my hope that the citizens of the counties of Hidalgo and Cameron will allow me to continue representing them,” Longoria said. “I am proud of my track record in …

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TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES H.B. 12 BY REP. LONGORIA

04/09/2015

 

 

AUSTIN, TX—Today, the Texas House of Representatives, with a unanimous vote of 143, voted to pass House Bill 12 by State Representative Oscar Longoria (La Joya). This legislation codifies the Border Prosecution Unit (BPU), formalizing the organizational structure of the BPU and providing a statutory basis for its operations, duties and responsibilities.

H.B. 12 amends the Government Code to establish the border prosecution unit as an independent unit that cooperates with and supports attorneys in a border region who represent the state in the prosecution of …

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TEXAS HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVES PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN RATE INCREASE TO $460 MILLION IN GENERAL REVENUE

by: Rep. Longoria, Oscar

03/12/2015

AUSTIN, TX—This morning, the Texas House Appropriations Committee, of which State Representative Oscar Longoria (La Joya) is a member, approved funding to the Medicaid-to-Medicare Parity Payments in the base bill in the amount of $460 million in General Revenue. The appropriation was approved upon the recommendation of the Sub-Committee on Article II – Health and Human Services (HHSC) of which Representative Longoria also serves on.

The recent federal funding to increase primary care physician payments expired December 31, 2014. Without the higher payments, …

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REP. LONGORIA FILES LEGISLATION CODIFYING THE BORDER PROSECUTION UNIT

by: Rep. Longoria, Oscar

03/11/2015

THE BPU IS AN INDEPENDENT UNIT THAT COOPERATES WITH AND SUPPORTS BORDER PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS IN PROSECUTING BORDER CRIMES

AUSTIN, TX—Today, State Representative Oscar Longoria (House District 35) filed House Bill 12. This bill codifies the original intent of the Border Prosecution Unit (BPU), which has been modeled after the Special Prosecution Unit in Walker County in Huntsville, Texas. It will put everything relating to the BPU into law.

The border prosecution unit is an independent unit that cooperates with and supports border prosecuting attorneys …

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REP. LONGORIA APPOINTED TO APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE; NAMED VICE-CHAIR OF INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL SERVICES

by: Rep. Longoria, Oscar

02/04/2015

AUSTIN, TX—Today, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced committee assignments for the 84th Legislative Session. State Representative Oscar Longoria (House District 35) will serve as Vice Chair of the Investments & Financial Services Committee and will continue his appointment to the House Appropriations Committee.

Representative Longoria’s continued appointment to the House Appropriations Committee secures his influential leadership position and his significant impact on the budget-writing process that will benefit the Rio Grande Valley.

Representative Oscar Longoria issued the following statement:

“It is an honor to …

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