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Louisiana Public Retirement Systems, Amendment 6 (2010)

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A Louisiana Public Retirement Systems, Amendment 6, also known as Act 1048, was on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the state of Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment where it was approved.

This measure required a two-thirds vote in favor by the legislation to authorize any state employee benefit if it resulted in a cost to taxpayers.[1]

This measure was proposed by Kevin Pearson of the Louisiana House of Representatives.[2]

Election results

See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
Louisiana Amendment 6 (2010)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 728,533 65%
No392,21235%

Last updated 9:05 CST November 3, 2010 Results via Louisiana Elections Division.

Text of measure

The ballot text read as follows:[3]

To require a two-thirds vote of the elected members of each house of the legislature to enact any benefit provision for members of a Louisiana public retirement system if the provision has an actuarial cost. (Amends Article X, Section 29(E)(5); Adds Article X, Section 29(F))

Constitutional changes

The measure added Section 29 (F) and amended Section 29 (E)(5) in Article 10 of the Louisiana Constitution.[1]

Media editorial positions

See also: Endorsements of Louisiana ballot measures, 2010

Support

  • The Advocate was in support of the measure because it required a legislative vote for higher benefits in the hopes that it would reign in abuses made by granting more benefits.[4]
  • The Shreveport Times also was in favor of this measure because it would require more debate and discussions before the legislature could approve higher benefits for retirees.[5]

Path to the ballot

See also: Louisiana legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

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.

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