Louisiana Budget Estimate to Fund Law Enforcement, Amendment 6 (2002)

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Louisiana Amendment 6 requires the governor to submit a budget estimate to fully fund state salary supplements for full-time law enforcement and fire protection officers of the state. It was on the November 7, 2002 election ballot in Louisiana where it passed, with 63% of voters in favor.

Election results

Amendment 6
Approveda Yes 647,113 62.86%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Act 1234 (HB 485) 2001 Regular Session

To require the governor's recommended budget estimate to include amounts sufficient to fully fund the cost of state supplemental pay for full-time local law enforcement and fire protection officers as required by law in effect on July 1, 2001; to require, beginning July 1, 2003, appropriations to fully fund such supplemental pay; to provide for the reduction of such appropriations, under certain circumstances, with the consent of two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature.

(Amends Article VII, Section 11(A); Adds Article VII, Section 10(D)(3))

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