Louisiana 2014 ballot measures
Fourteen statewide ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in Louisiana.
The 2014 legislative session began on March 10, 2014 and concluded on June 9, 2014. The state does not allow initiatives or referendums, therefore, measures must be referred by the Louisiana Legislature. Currently, fourteen legislatively-referred constitutional amendments are certified for the ballot.
The certified measures address the following topics:
- Since 1990, an average of 10 measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Louisiana. Therefore, 2014 is an above-average year based on the number of certified measures.
- The number of measures on a statewide ballot since 1990 has ranged from four to 21.
- Since 1990, 116 of 157, or 74 percent, of Louisiana ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 41 of 157, or 35 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|Redemption of Blighted Property Amendment||Property||Provides redemption period for certain property sold at tax sale|
|Hospital Stabilization Fund Amendment||Healthcare||Provides hospital stabilization formula and assessment, creates Hospital Stabilization Fund|
|Medical Assistance Trust Fund Amendment||Healthcare||Creates Medical Assistance Trust Fund, addresses fees and use of fund|
|Artificial Reef Development Fund Protection Amendment||Gov't Finances||Protects Artificial Reef Development Fund from being used for other purposes|
|Tax Rebate Debate Amendment||Taxes||Limits when tax rebates can be altered by the legislature|
|Permanently Disabled Homeowners Tax Break Amendment||Taxes||Deletes requirement that permanently disabled homeowners certify their income annually to keep property tax rate|
|Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption Correction Amendment||Con Language||Makes corrections to language of state's current homestead exemption for disabled veterans|
|Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Membership Amendment||Admin of Gov't||Adds members to the state's Wildlife and Fisheries Commission|
|Orleans Parish Tax for Fire and Police Protection||Taxes||Authorizes Orleans Parish to levy an additional ad valorem tax for fire and police protection|
|Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Amendment||Judiciary||Removes the retirement age requirement from judicial offices|
|Transportation Infrastructure Bank Amendment||Banking||Creates a state infrastructure bank to issue loans to transportation projects|
|Sale of New Orleans Property Amendment||Property||Authorizes New Orleans to sell property at a price fixed by the legislature in the Lower Ninth Ward|
|Tax Collector Involvement in Tax Sales Amendment||Taxes||Allows agents of tax collectors to assist in the tax sale process and recover costs from fees charged|
|Twenty-One Executive Departments Amendment||Admin of Gov't||Permits upwards of twenty-one state executive departments|
Not on the ballot
|State Minimum Wage Amendment||Minimum wage||Establishes a state minimum wage|
|Participation in Medicaid Expansion Amendment||Healthcare||Orders the state government to participate in Medicaid expansion offered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act|
|Public Health Care for People Below Poverty Line Amendment||Healthcare||Requires the state to provide halt care to people living below the federal poverty line|
|“Right to Bear Arms” Amendment||Firearms||Provides for the right to carry and bear a concealed handgun without a permit|
|Department of Elderly Affairs Amendment||Admin of Gov't||Creates a Department of Elderly Affairs|
|Supreme Court to Evaluate Judicial Vacancies Amendment||Judiciary||Requires the Supreme Court to determine when a judicial vacancy should be filled|
|Superintendent of Education Election Amendment||Elections||Requires that the state superintendent of education be elected by voters|
State of Louisiana
Baton Rouge (capital)
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | State Treasurer | Superintendent of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry | Secretary of Natural Resources | Executive Director of the Workforce Commission | Chairman of Public Service Commission |