Louisiana Tax Exemption for Medical Equipment Act, Amendment 3 (2006)

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Louisiana Amendment 3 (General), also known as the Tax Exemption for Medical Equipment Act, was on the November 7, 2006 election ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]

Election results

Amendment 3, General
Approveda Yes 498,836 59%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To exempt from ad valorem property tax medical equipment leased for a term exceeding five years to a nonprofit corporation or association which owns or operates a small, rural hospital and if the equipment is used solely for health care purposes at the hospital; to provide that "small, rural hospital" shall mean a hospital which meets all of the following criteria:

It has less than fifty Medicare-licensed acute care beds. It is located in a municipality with a population of less than ten thousand which has been classified as an area with a shortage of health manpower by the United States Health Service.

(Article VII, Section 21(B)(1)(a))

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