Louisiana Tax Rebate Debate Amendment (2014)
The Louisiana Tax Rebate Debate Amendment, HB 131 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would prohibit legislators from introducing legislation related to tax exemptions, credits, rebates and other tax break programs during legislative sessions in even-numbered years.
Text of measure
The official ballot text reads as follows: 
|“||Do you support an amendment to provide that legislation relative to tax rebates, tax incentives, and tax abatements may not be introduced or considered by the legislature in a regular session held in an even-numbered year?
(Amends Article III, Section 2(A)(3)(b) and (4)(b)(introductory paragraph))
The proposed amendment would amend Section 2(A)(3)(b) and Section 2(4)(b) of Article III of the Constitution of Louisiana:
The measure was introduced into the legislature by Rep. Edward James (D-101).
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Louisiana Constitution
State Representative Edward James (D-101) introduced a bill to the legislature to alter the constitution and put the measure before voters on March 18, 2013. The bill was approved through a two-thirds vote in both legislative chambers. HB 131 was approved by the Louisiana Senate on May 31, 2013. The amendment was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives on June 6, 2013.
May 31, 2013 Senate vote
|Lousiana HB 131 Senate Vote|
June 6, 2013 House vote
|Lousiana HB 131 House Vote|
- Louisiana Legislature, "House Bill No. 131," 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.
- Louisiana Legislature, "Bill Info - HB 131," accessed January 16, 2014
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