Georgia Amendment 3
was on the November 7, 2000
election ballot in Georgia
. It passed, with 82% of voters in favor.
| Amendment 3|
| Yes|| 1,863,348|| 81.7%|
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Legislative Constitutional Amendment
This proposal authorizes the General Assembly to provide for a program of compensation for injuries incurred by law enforcement officers and firemen who become physically disabled but not permanently disabled in the line of duty. Monthly compensation from the state in an amount equal to such person's regular compensation is authorized for the period of time that the law enforcement officer or fireman is physically unable to perform the duties of employment for a period up to a total of 12 months. Satisfactory evidence of disability shall be required and such benefits shall be subordinate to workers' compensation benefits, disability, and other compensation benefits awarded from an employer and shall be limited to the difference between the benefits actually paid by the employer and the amount of the person's regular compensation. Any law enforcement officer or fireman who receives payments under the state indemnification program for permanent disability is excluded from this compensation program. Georgia Laws 2000, p. 283 enacts certain exceptions and limitations and implements the program effective upon the ratification of the amendment.