Louisiana 2014 ballot measures

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Fourteen statewide ballot measures were certified for the November 4, 2014, ballot in Louisiana. Six of them were approved.

The 2014 legislative session began on March 10, 2014 and concluded on June 9, 2014. The state does not allow initiatives or referendums; therefore, any measures appearing on the ballot must be referred by the Louisiana Legislature.

The certified measures addressed the following topics:

Historical facts

  • Between 1990 and 2013, an average of nine measures have appeared on even-year ballots in Louisiana. Therefore, 2014 was an above-average year based on the number of certified measures.
  • From 1990 to 2014, the number of measures on a statewide ballot has ranged from four to 21.
  • Between 1990 and 2014, 128 of 185, or 69 percent, of Louisiana ballot measures have been approved by voters. The 43 percent approval rate in 2014 was therefore significantly below average.
  • Conversely, 57 of 185, or 31 percent, of measures have been defeated since 1990.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Healthcare Gives constitutional protection to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Healthcare Creates a Hospital Stabilization Fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Allows agents of tax collectors to assist in the tax sale process and recover costs from fees charged Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Banking Creates a state infrastructure bank to issue loans to transportation projects Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Judiciary Removes the retirement age requirement from judicial offices Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Taxes Authorizes Orleans Parish to levy an additional ad valorem tax for fire and police protection Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Veterans Makes corrections to language of state's current homestead exemption for disabled veterans Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Gov't Finances Protects Artificial Reef Development Fund from being used for other purposes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Deletes requirement that permanently disabled homeowners certify their income annually to keep property tax rate Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 10 Property Provides redemption period for certain property sold at tax sale Approveda
LRCA Amendment 11 Admin of Gov't Permits upwards of twenty-one state executive departments Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 12 Admin of Gov't Adds members to the state's Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 13 Property Authorizes New Orleans to sell property at a price fixed by the legislature in the Lower Ninth Ward Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 14 Taxes Limits when tax rebates can be altered by the legislature Defeatedd

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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