Louisiana Programs to Assist Farmers, Amendment 10 (2002)

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Louisiana Amendment 10 was an act regarding programs to assist farmers for the development and enhancement of surface water resources, and creates the Drought Protection Trust Fund. It was on the November 7, 2002 election ballot in Louisiana where it was defeated, with 46% of voters in favor.

Election results

Amendment 10
Defeatedd No541,75454.46%
Yes 452,991 45.54%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Act 1233 (SB 244) 2001 Regular Session

To authorize the legislature by law to establish and implement programs to assist farmers who voluntarily forgo irrigating with groundwater for agricultural production for the purpose of protecting, conserving, or replenishing groundwater supply during periods of drought or to provide for the development and enhancement of surface water resources for use by farmers for irrigation purposes, or both, and to provide for and maintain a permanent trust fund to provide revenue to fund such assistance; to establish the Drought Protection Trust Fund as a special fund in the state treasury; to provide for sources of monies in the fund and use of the fund.

(Adds Article VII, Section 10.11)

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