Election aftermath: 3 Louisiana measures approved, 2 defeated in primaries (updated)

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October 22, 2011

Portal:Ballot Measures

By Bailey Ludlam

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: A total of five measures appeared on today's Primary ballot in the state of Louisiana.

With all 4,258 precincts reporting, unofficial results of the October 22 primary election show that three out of the five measures on the ballot have been approved. While two measures have been shown to be defeated, those measures' results may be too close to call, as official results are still pending. Amendment 4 and Amendment 5 are the measures that have a slim margin.

Official elections results will be posted when the Louisiana Secretary of State's website updates those numbers.

To view ballot measure election results, click here.

The results

To see detailed election results, click on each measure link or click here.

Type Title Subject Description Impact Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State budgets Would redirect Tobacco Settlement Proceeds to the TOPS program Article VII, Section 10.8 and more Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 State budgets Would allow a minimum of 10% of nonrecurring revenue be applied toward the state retirement systems Article VII, Section 10 (D)(2)(b) Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Healthcare Creates the Patient's Compensation Fund, for the use, benefit, and protection of medical malpractice claimants Article XII, Section 16 Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 State budgets Provides for deposits and interruption of mineral revenue deposits to the Budget Stabilization Fund Article VII, Section 10.3(C)(5) Too close to calltc
LRCA Amendment 5 Taxes Would allow for collectors to offer the property for sale with no minimum required bid Article VII, Section 25A Too close to calltc

What's next?

Following the October 22 primary, Louisiana voters will face ballot measures again on the November 19 general election ballot.

Louisiana Immovable Property Tax, Amendment 1 (2011) - The proposed measure would prohibit levying new taxes or fees upon the sale or transfer of immovable property. Amendment 1 would add Article VII, Section 2.3 to the Louisiana Constitution.

See also

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