Louisiana Property Tax Limit, Amendment 4 (2010)

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The Louisiana Property Tax Limit, Amendment 4, also known as Act 542, was on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment where it was approved.

The proposal called for a limitation on property tax increases.[1]

Election results

See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
Louisiana Amendment 4 (2010)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No580,79052%
Yes 532,639 48%

Official results via Louisiana Elections Division.

Text of measure

To provide that the power of a taxing authority with a governing authority which is not elected to increase millage rates without voter approval after reappraisal, which is presently limited by the prior year's maximum millage rate, be further limited to annual increases which do not exceed two and one-half percent of the property tax collections for the immediately preceding calendar year; to exclude from such restriction taxing authorities which are special fire protection or fire department districts or ports, port harbor, and terminal districts, and millages levied by certain levee districts under authority granted by the Constitution of Louisiana. (Effective January 1, 2011.) (Amends Article VII, Section 23(C))[1]

Media editorial positions

See also: Endorsements of Louisiana ballot measures, 2010

Opposition

  • Shreveport Times did not support this amendment because it would have given tax exemptions to some and would not distribute the tax burden fairly to all involved.[2]
  • The Advocate was against this measure because it would have created taxing districts that were not needed and would have taken away money from local needs which were dependent on property taxes.[3]

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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