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Louisiana Permanently Disabled Homeowners Tax Break Amendment (2014)

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Permanently Disabled Homeowners Tax Break Amendment
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Constitution:Constitutional amendment
Referred by:Louisiana State Legislature
Topic:Taxes
Status:On the ballot

The Louisiana Permanently Disabled Homeowners Tax Break Amendment, SB 56 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would delete the requirement that permanently and totally disabled homeowners certify their adjusted gross income annually to have their property assessment capped.[1][2]

The bill was sponsored in the legislature by State Senator Jean-Paul J. Morrell (D-3).[1]

Text of measure

Ballot summary

The official ballot text reads as follows:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Do you support an amendment to exclude owners who are permanently totally disabled from the requirement that they annually certify to the assessor the amount of their adjusted gross income in order to receive the Special Assessment Level on their residences for property tax purposes?

(Amends Article VII, Section 18(G)(1)(a)(iv))

—Louisiana Legislature, Senate Bill No. 56, [1]

Support

The measure was introduced into the legislation by Sen. Jean-Paul J. Morrell (D-3).[1]

Supporters

Officials

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Louisiana Constitution

State Senator Jean-Paul J. Morrell (D-3) introduced a bill to the legislature to alter the constitution and put the measure before voters on March 25, 2013. The bill was approved through a two-thirds vote in both legislative chambers. SB 56 was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives on June 3, 2013. SB 56 was approved by the Louisiana Senate on May 1, 2013.[3]

Senate vote

May 1, 2013 Senate vote

Lousiana SB 56 Senate Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 35 100.00%
No00.00%

House vote

June 3, 2013 House vote

Lousiana SB 56 Senate Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 88 100.00%
No00.00%

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