Louisiana Workers' Compensation Judgements, Amendment 9 (2010)

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A Louisiana Workers' Compensation Judgements, Amendment 9, also known as Act 1051, was on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the state of Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment where it was approved.

This measure required that if a workers' compensation claim was to be modified or reversed by a court of appeal and one judge dissented then the case would have to be reargued before a panel of at least five judges prior to a final judgement being rendered.[1] This measure was proposed by Edwin Murray of the Louisiana State Senate.[2]

Election results

See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
Louisiana Amendment 9 (2010)
Approveda Yes 634,781 57%

Official results via Louisiana Elections Division.

Text of measure

The ballot text read as follows:[3]

To provide that, in civil matters only, when a court of appeal is to modify or reverse an administrative agency determination in a workers' compensation claim and one judge dissents, the case shall be reargued before a panel of at least five judges prior to rendition of judgment, and a majority shall concur to render judgment. (Amends Article V, Section 8(B))

Constitutional changes

Article 5, Section 8(B) of the Louisiana Constitution was amended.[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Louisiana legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

In order to qualify for the ballot the proposed measure required the approval of 2/3rds of the members of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature.

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