Louisiana Public Retirement Systems, Amendment 6 (2010)
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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.
- See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
|Louisiana Amendment 6 (2010)|
Last updated 9:05 CST November 3, 2010 Results via Louisiana Elections Division.
Text of measure
The ballot text read as follows:
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))
Media editorial positions
- 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.
- 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.
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 (dead link)
- HB 229 full text
- Louisiana Legislature, "House Bill NO. 229"
- The Times-Picayune, "Voters to weigh in on a dozen constitutional amendment proposals this fall," June 22, 2010
- Louisiana Legislature, "Constitutional Amendments for consideration in 2010 (page 6)," accessed August 11, 2010 (dead link)
- The Advocate, "Our Views: Our position on proposals," October 21, 2010
- Editorial: Vote for Amendments 5 and 6, against No. 70," October 21, 2010
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Baton Rouge (capital)
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