Louisiana Redemption of Blighted Property Amendment, HB 256 (2014)
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.
Text of measure
The proposed ballot text reads as follows:
|“||Do you support an amendment providing for a twelve-month redemption period for property sold at tax sale which is blighted, abandoned, uninhabitable, or hazardous? (Effective January 1, 2015) (Amends Article VII, Section 25(B)(2))||”|
|(B) Redemption. (2) |
The measure was introduced into the legislature by Rep. Patrick Williams (D-4).
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Louisiana Constitution
State Representative Patrick Williams (D-4) introduced a bill into 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.
May 27, 2013 Senate vote
|Lousiana HB 256 Senate Vote|
April 29, 2013 House vote
|Lousiana HB 256 House Vote|
- Louisiana Legislature, "House Bill No. 256," accessed January 16, 2014
- The Times-Picayune, "Louisiana voters to decide on eight constitutional amendments in 2014," June 12, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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