Louisiana 2014 ballot measures
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:
- 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
|Amendment 1||Healthcare||Gives constitutional protection to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund|
|Amendment 2||Healthcare||Creates a Hospital Stabilization Fund|
|Amendment 3||Taxes||Allows agents of tax collectors to assist in the tax sale process and recover costs from fees charged|
|Amendment 4||Banking||Creates a state infrastructure bank to issue loans to transportation projects|
|Amendment 5||Judiciary||Removes the retirement age requirement from judicial offices|
|Amendment 6||Taxes||Authorizes Orleans Parish to levy an additional ad valorem tax for fire and police protection|
|Amendment 7||Veterans||Makes corrections to language of state's current homestead exemption for disabled veterans|
|Amendment 8||Gov't Finances||Protects Artificial Reef Development Fund from being used for other purposes|
|Amendment 9||Taxes||Deletes requirement that permanently disabled homeowners certify their income annually to keep property tax rate|
|Amendment 10||Property||Provides redemption period for certain property sold at tax sale|
|Amendment 11||Admin of Gov't||Permits upwards of twenty-one state executive departments|
|Amendment 12||Admin of Gov't||Adds members to the state's Wildlife and Fisheries Commission|
|Amendment 13||Property||Authorizes New Orleans to sell property at a price fixed by the legislature in the Lower Ninth Ward|
|Amendment 14||Taxes||Limits when tax rebates can be altered by the legislature|
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 |