Louisiana Prohibition on Tax Consideration, Amendment 1 (Oct 1999)

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Louisiana Amendment 1 (Primary) would have prohibited the legislature from considering measures which result in an increase in tax liability in an odd-numbered year. It was on the 1999 primary election ballot in Louisiana where it was defeated, with 34% of voters in favor.

Election results

Amendment 1 (Primary)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No119642.66%
Yes 611 33.81%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To prohibit the legislature from considering measures which result in an increase in tax liability in an odd-numbered year; to limit the legislature to and provide for consideration of not more than five prefiled bills per member which are not within the subject matter limitations during regular sessions in even- numbered years; to provide that the legislature, during sessions in even-numbered years, may consider legislation which levies, authorizes, increases, decreases, or repeals a fee or which dedicates revenue and properly advertised local and special bills; to require prefiling of bills, subject to certain exceptions, no later than five o'clock on the Wednesday prior to the first day of a regular legislative session; to change the date that regular sessions in even-numbered years convene; to extend the length of regular sessions in even-numbered years; to provide for time limits for the introduction and consideration on final passage of matters intended to have the effect of law; and to provide that the legislature may change procedural matters relating to sessions only by a two-thirds vote.

[Amends Article III, Section 2(A)]

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