Louisiana Property Tax Limit, Amendment 4 (2010)
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The proposal called for a limitation on property tax increases.
- See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
|Louisiana Amendment 4 (2010)|
Official results via Louisiana Elections Division.
Text of measure
To provide that the power of a taxing authority with a governing authority which is not elected to increase millage rates without voter approval after reappraisal, which is presently limited by the prior year's maximum millage rate, be further limited to annual increases which do not exceed two and one-half percent of the property tax collections for the immediately preceding calendar year; to exclude from such restriction taxing authorities which are special fire protection or fire department districts or ports, port harbor, and terminal districts, and millages levied by certain levee districts under authority granted by the Constitution of Louisiana. (Effective January 1, 2011.) (Amends Article VII, Section 23(C))
Media editorial positions
- Shreveport Times did not support this amendment because it would have given tax exemptions to some and would not distribute the tax burden fairly to all involved.
- The Advocate was against this measure because it would have created taxing districts that were not needed and would have taken away money from local needs which were dependent on property taxes.
Path to the ballot
In order to qualify for the ballot the proposed measure required the approval of 2/3rds of the members of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature.
- Louisiana Public Affairs Research Council, Guide to November Amendments
- Louisiana Constitutional Amendments for consideration in 2010
- House Bill 903, full text
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