The Constitutional Amendments

CA NO. 1 (Act 873 – SB 82)
Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly
Do you support an amendment to prohibit monies in the Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly from being used or appropriated for other purposes when adjustments are made to eliminate a state deficit? (Adds Article VII, Section 10(F)(4)(g))

CA NO. 2 (Act 874 – SB 303)
Right of each Citizen to keep and bear arms
Do you support an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana to provide that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right and any restriction of that right requires the highest standard of review by a court? (Amends Article I, Section 11)

CA NO. 3 (Act 872 – SB 21)
Prefiling DL/for retirement/public employee
Do you support an amendment to require legislation effecting any change to laws concerning retirement systems for public employees that is to be prefiled to be filed no later than forty-five days before the start of a regular legislative session and to require the completion of public notice requirements regarding legislation effecting such a change no later than sixty days before introduction of the bill? (Amends Article III, Section 2(A)(2), Article X, Section 29(C), and Article XIII, Section 1(A))

CA NO. 4 (Act 875 – SB 337)
Surv. Spouse/Deceased Veteran/Homestead Exemp.
Do you support an amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation, in addition to the homestead exemption, the next seventy-five thousand dollars of value of property owned and occupied by the spouse of a deceased veteran with a service-connected disability rating of one hundred percent who passed away prior to the enactment of the exemption? (Effective January 1, 2013)(Amends Article VII, Section 21(K)(1))

CA NO. 5 (Act 868 – HB 9)
Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pub.Off./Conv.Felon
Do you support an amendment to provide for the forfeiture of public retirement benefits by any public servant who is convicted of a felony associated with and committed during his public service? (Adds Article X, Section 29(G))

CA NO. 6 (Act 869 – HB 497)
Gov.Auth. of New Iberia – prop.annexed by the City
Do you support an amendment to authorize the granting of ad valorem tax exemption contracts by the city of New Iberia for property annexed by the city after January 1, 2013? (Adds Article VII, Section 21(L))

CA NO. 7 (Act 870 – HB 524)
Provides filling appts/Vac. on Bds./Comm.
Do you support an amendment, relative to the membership of constitutional boards and commissions that have members who are selected from congressional districts, to retain the existing number of members and to provide for implementation of membership from reapportioned congressional districts by filling vacancies first from under-represented districts and then from the state at large? (Amends Article VIII, Sections 5(B)(1), 6(B)(1), and 7(B)(1) and Article X, Sections 3(A) and 43(A); Adds Article VIII, Section 8(D))

CA NO. 8 (Act 871 – HB 674)
State Bd. of Comm./Industry-Tax Exemp. contracts
Do you support an amendment to authorize the granting of ad valorem tax exemption contracts by the Board of Commerce and Industry for businesses located in parishes which have chosen to participate in a program established for the granting of such contracts? (Effective January 1, 2013) (Adds Article VII, Section 21(L))

CA NO. 9 (Act 876 – SB 410)
Security District/Parcel Fee w/in District
Do you support an amendment to provide that no law relative to the creation of a special district, the primary purpose of which includes aiding in crime prevention and security by providing for an increased presence of law enforcement personnel in the district or otherwise promoting and encouraging security in the district, shall be enacted unless three separate notices of the proposed law are published at least thirty days prior to introduction of the bill, which notice shall set forth the substance of the proposed law and whether the governing authority of the special district would be authorized to impose and collect a parcel fee within the district, whether the parcel fee will be imposed or may be increased without an election, and the maximum amount of such fee? (Amends Article III, Section 13)

PW School District
Local Option – Term Limits
“LOCAL OPTION ELECTION Within Lincoln Parish School District: Shall the number of terms of office that any member of the school board may serve be limited to three consecutive four-year terms?”

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7 Responses to “The Constitutional Amendments”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Some of these can be so confusing. Thanks Walter!

  2. GothicArc Says:

    Conservative blogger and pundit C.B. Forgotston stated he was voting for #2, #5, and #7, and against the rest. FYI

  3. Dee Says:

    A VOTE AGAINST would retain the existing language in the Constitution which affirms that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged but does not require strict scrutiny of arms laws and expressly allows the Legislature to regulate concealed weapons.

    What bothers me is the “strict scrutiny” judicial review clause that will be added to the constitution. As some pointed out the judicial review board/committee can change their minds and can allow or disallow as they choose.

    This will put more power in the hands of the judicial arm of government when what we need is less government in our lives. And a concern of mine is: are the ones who would exercise the “strict scrutiny” appointed or elected? In other words could we vote them out if they didn’t exercise their “scrutiny” according to the wishes of the people? The judicial body does not always act in accordance with the people’s wishes. Haven’t we been seeing this for a while now , locally? My vote would be “NO” on Amendment 2. Louisiana has good gun laws now, in my opinion, so why change, especially not knowing the full ramifications of another law?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    well done, this was hard to find and understand in the other local media

  5. Anonymous Says:

    best reference source i found so far I wish they had one like this for the candidates with their proposals for change.

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