WHEREAS, Texans will vote on fourteen proposals to amend the Texas Constitution in the November 7, 2023 election; and
WHEREAS, the fiscal impact of these proposals totals at least $24.3 billion; and
WHEREAS, the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) supports the ultimate elimination of property taxes through Plank #90, the “Axe the Property Tax” plank, of the 2022 RPT Platform; and
WHEREAS, Proposition 4, which would dedicate a portion of the state surplus to increase the ad valorem homestead exemption from $40,000 to $100,000, advances the property tax relief promoted in Plank #91 of the 2022 RPT Platform, which supports dedicating surpluses to buy down school district maintenance and operation property tax; now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas supports the passage of Proposition 4 on the November 7, 2023 ballot; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that supporting Proposition 4 shall be a priority for the Republican Party of Texas for the November 7, 2023 election; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas urges Texans to carefully examine all fourteen Propositions and their consequences; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas shall devote appropriate resources to the development and execution of a campaign to inform Texas Republican voters of the importance of this proposition.