Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Membership Amendment (2014)
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Membership Amendment, HB 426 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would require two of the four at-large non-industry members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be from northern Louisiana.
Text of measure
The official ballot text is as follows:
|“||Do you support an amendment to require that two members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be electors from parishes located north of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Pointe Coupee?
(Effective January 1, 2015) (Amends Article IX, Section 7(A))
- See also: Article IX, Louisiana Constitution
|§7. Wildlife and Fisheries Commission|
Section 7.(A) Members; Terms. The control and supervision of the wildlife of the state, including all aquatic life, is vested in the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. The commission shall be in the executive branch and shall consist of seven members appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Six members shall serve overlapping terms of six years, and one member shall serve a term concurrent with that of the governor. Three members shall be electors of the coastal parishes and representatives of the commercial fishing and fur industries, two members shall be electors appointed at large from the parishes located north of a line created by the northern boundary of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Pointe Coupee, and
The measure was introduced into the legislature by Rep. James Armes III (D-30).
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Louisiana Constitution
State Representative James Armes III (D-30) introduced the bill into the legislature on March 29, 2013. The bill was approved through a two-thirds vote in both legislative chambers. HB 426 was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives on May 14, 2013. The amendment was approved by the Louisiana Senate on May 28, 2013.
May 14, 2013 House vote
|Lousiana HB 426 House Vote|
May 28, 2013 Senate vote
|Lousiana HB 426 Senate Vote|
- Louisiana Legislature, "House Bill No. 426," 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 426," accessed January 16, 2014
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