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Louisiana Term Limits for Public Boards Act, Amendment 1 (2008)

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Louisiana's HB 232, or Louisiana Proposed Amendment 1, was on the November 4, 2008 statewide ballot in Louisiana. It is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment placed on the ballot by the state legislature. It concerned term limits for members of public boards and commissions.[1]

Election results

Amendment 1 (2008)
Approveda Yes 1,129,779 69.44%

Election Results via:Louisiana Secretary of State

Specific Provisions

The measure enacted the following provisions:

  • Impose term limits on board and commission members which are identical to the limitation for members of the legislature, specifically:
    • A person who has served for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms shall not be appointed or elected to the succeeding term.
    • Impose limit of on service on more than one board.
  • The new limitations would not apply to persons elected or appointed to the respective board or commission prior to the effective date of this proposed constitutional amendment.[2]

Affected Boards/Commissions

The Louisiana government boards and commissions that are affected by the amendment are:

  • Public Service Commission
  • State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System
  • Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges
  • Louisiana Forestry Commission
  • State Civil Service Commission
  • State Police Commission.


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