Louisiana Redemption of Blighted Property Amendment, HB 256 (2014)

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Redemption of Blighted Property Amendment, HB 256
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Constitution:Constitutional amendment
Referred by:Louisiana State Legislature
Topic:Property on the ballot
Status:On the ballot

The Louisiana Redemption of Blighted Property Amendment, HB 256 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would shorten the redemption period from three years to eighteen months for blighted, hazardous, uninhabitable or abandoned property sold at a tax sale due to the previous owner’s failure to pay property taxes.[1][2]

The bill was sponsored in the legislature by State Representative Patrick Williams (D-4).[1]

Text of measure

Measure purpose

The official measure purpose summary would read as follows:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The purpose of this amendment is to protect and preserve West Virginia’s water resources for present and future use and enjoyment while preserving property owners riparian rights.

—Louisiana Legislature, House Bill No. 256, [1]


The measure was introduced into the legislature by Rep. Patrick Williams (D-4).[1]


Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Louisiana Constitution

State Representative Patrick Williams (D-4) introduced a bill to the legislature to alter the constitution and put the measure before voters on March 26, 2013. The bill was approved through a two-thirds vote in both legislative chambers. HB 256 was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives on April 29, 2013. HB 256 was approved by the Louisiana Senate on May 27, 2013.[1]

Senate vote

May 27, 2013 Senate vote

Lousiana HB 256 Senate Vote
Approveda Yes 33 91.67%

House vote

April 29, 2013 House vote

Lousiana HB 256 House Vote
Approveda Yes 90 100.00%

See also

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