Louisiana 2014 ballot measures

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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:

Historical facts

  • 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

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Redemption of Blighted Property Amendment Property Provides redemption period for certain property sold at tax sale
LRCA Hospital Stabilization Fund Amendment Healthcare Provides hospital stabilization formula and assessment, creates Hospital Stabilization Fund
LRCA Medical Assistance Trust Fund Amendment Healthcare Creates Medical Assistance Trust Fund, addresses fees and use of fund
LRCA Artificial Reef Development Fund Protection Amendment Gov't Finances Protects Artificial Reef Development Fund from being used for other purposes
LRCA Tax Rebate Debate Amendment Taxes Limits when tax rebates can be altered by the legislature
LRCA Permanently Disabled Homeowners Tax Break Amendment Taxes Deletes requirement that permanently disabled homeowners certify their income annually to keep property tax rate
LRCA Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption Correction Amendment Con Language Makes corrections to language of state's current homestead exemption for disabled veterans
LRCA Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Membership Amendment Admin of Gov't Adds members to the state's Wildlife and Fisheries Commission
LRCA Orleans Parish Tax for Fire and Police Protection Taxes Authorizes Orleans Parish to levy an additional ad valorem tax for fire and police protection
LRCA Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Amendment Judiciary Removes the retirement age requirement from judicial offices
LRCA Transportation Infrastructure Bank Amendment Banking Creates a state infrastructure bank to issue loans to transportation projects
LRCA 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
LRCA 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
LRCA Twenty-One Executive Departments Amendment Admin of Gov't Permits upwards of twenty-one state executive departments

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Minimum Wage Amendment Minimum wage Establishes a state minimum wage Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Participation in Medicaid Expansion Amendment Healthcare Orders the state government to participate in Medicaid expansion offered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA 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 Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA “Right to Bear Arms” Amendment Firearms Provides for the right to carry and bear a concealed handgun without a permit Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Department of Elderly Affairs Amendment Admin of Gov't Creates a Department of Elderly Affairs Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Supreme Court to Evaluate Judicial Vacancies Amendment Judiciary Requires the Supreme Court to determine when a judicial vacancy should be filled Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Superintendent of Education Election Amendment Elections Requires that the state superintendent of education be elected by voters Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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