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New Iberia Property Tax Exemption Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Louisiana Constitution
Referred by:Louisiana State Legislature
Topic:Taxes
Status:Defeatedd
The Louisiana New Iberia Property Tax Exemption Amendment, also known as Constitutional Amendment 6, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in Louisiana, where it was defeated.

If enacted, the measure would have authorized the city of New Iberia to grant contracts for the exemption of property annexed by the city. The measure was sent to the ballot during the 2012 state legislative session as HB 497.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
Louisiana Amendment 6 (2012)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No940,99157.54%
Yes 694,499 42.46%

Official results via the Louisiana Secretary of State's website.

Text of measure

The official ballot text read as follows:[1]

Do you support an amendment to authorize the granting of ad valorem tax exemption contracts by the city of New Iberia for property annexed by the city after January 1, 2013?[2]

Support

No formal support was identified.

Opposition

No formal opposition was identified.

Media editorial positions

Opposition

  • The Advocate said, "This amendment would allow New Iberia officials to grant property tax exemptions to residents of annexed areas. Whatever the merits of such a policy, we don’t support the authorization of a change that would apply only to New Iberia."[3]

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.

See also

External links

Additional reading

References

  1. Louisiana Secretary of State, "2012 Proposed Constitutional Amendments," accessed August 17, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Advocate,"Our Views: Our positions on ballot issues," November 4, 2012