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Relating to ballot propositions authorizing political subdivisions
to issue bonds or other debt or to impose or change a tax.
No fiscal impact to the state is anticipated.
SB 2219 would require a proposition for the approval of bonds or other debt be approved by voters in an election on the November uniform election date. Emergency elections may be held on any other uniform election date.
The bill would require the ballot proposition to include the estimated additional tax burden that would be imposed on a homestead after the imposition of a tax increase if approved.
The bill would require the ballot proposition to include a detailed description of the purposes is to be imposed or increased if approved.
Texas Action supports SB 2219 because it would increase government transparency in the election process, and ensure that ballot propositions are held on a date which naturally has greater voter participation.