The Louisiana Business Property Tax Exemption Amendment
will appear on the November 6, 2012
statewide ballot in Louisiana
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. If enacted, the measure would allow local governments to opt-in to property tax exemptions for non-manufacturing businesses that meet certain criteria. The measure was sent to the ballot by the Louisiana Legislature
on June 4, 2012
Text of measure
The official ballot text reads as follows:
Do you support an amendment to authorize the granting of ad valorem tax exemption contracts by the Board of Commerce and Industry for businesses located in parishes which have chosen to participate in a program established for the granting of such contracts?
Path to the ballot
- See also: Louisiana legislatively-referred constitutional amendments
The legislatively-referred constitutional amendment required a two-thirds vote from members of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature to be placed on the statewide ballot.