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}}{{tnr}}The '''Louisiana Public Retirement Bill Filing Amendment''', also known as '''Constitutional Amendment 3''', was a {{lrcafull}} on the [[Louisiana 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012]] statewide ballot in [[Louisiana]], where it was '''approved'''.  
 
}}{{tnr}}The '''Louisiana Public Retirement Bill Filing Amendment''', also known as '''Constitutional Amendment 3''', was a {{lrcafull}} on the [[Louisiana 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012]] statewide ballot in [[Louisiana]], where it was '''approved'''.  
  
The measure requires more advance filing for bills involving public employee retirement. The measure was sent to the ballot during the [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]] as SB 21.
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The measure required more advance filing for bills involving public employee retirement. The measure was sent to the ballot during the [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]] as SB 21.
  
 
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''All 4,267 precincts reporting. However, [[State_Election_Result_Canvassing|pending final certification of election results]].''
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Official results via the [http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/11062012/11062012_Statewide.html Louisiana Secretary of State]'s website.
 
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Results via the [http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/11062012/11062012_Statewide.html Louisiana Secretary of State]'s website.
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{{Quote|Do you support an amendment to require legislation effecting any change to laws concerning retirement systems for public employees that is to be prefiled to be filed no later than forty-five days before the start of a regular legislative session and to require the completion of public notice requirements regarding legislation effecting such a change no later than sixty days before introduction of the bill?}}
 
{{Quote|Do you support an amendment to require legislation effecting any change to laws concerning retirement systems for public employees that is to be prefiled to be filed no later than forty-five days before the start of a regular legislative session and to require the completion of public notice requirements regarding legislation effecting such a change no later than sixty days before introduction of the bill?}}
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==Support==
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''No formal support was identified.''
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==Opposition==
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''No formal opposition was identified.''
  
 
==Media editorial positions==
 
==Media editorial positions==
 
===Support===
 
===Support===
* The '''Advocate''' said, "As strong advocates of public transparency, we support this amendment, but with reservations. Ideally, such matters of legislative housekeeping should be taken out of the state constitution entirely, and handled by legislative rules instead."<ref>[http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/4176283-123/our-views-our-position-on ''Advocate'',"Our Views: Our position on amendments 3, 4 & 5," November 2, 2012]</ref>
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* ''The Advocate'' said, "As strong advocates of public transparency, we support this amendment, but with reservations. Ideally, such matters of legislative housekeeping should be taken out of the state constitution entirely, and handled by legislative rules instead."<ref>[http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/4176283-123/our-views-our-position-on ''Advocate'',"Our Views: Our position on amendments 3, 4 & 5," November 2, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 10:00, 2 January 2013

Public Retirement Bill Filing Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Louisiana Constitution
Referred by:Louisiana State Legislature
Topic:Administration of gov't
Status:Approveda
The Louisiana Public Retirement Bill Filing Amendment, also known as Constitutional Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in Louisiana, where it was approved.

The measure required more advance filing for bills involving public employee retirement. The measure was sent to the ballot during the 2012 state legislative session as SB 21.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
Louisiana Amendment 3 (2012)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,100,604 64.47%
No606,65335.53%

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 require legislation effecting any change to laws concerning retirement systems for public employees that is to be prefiled to be filed no later than forty-five days before the start of a regular legislative session and to require the completion of public notice requirements regarding legislation effecting such a change no later than sixty days before introduction of the bill?[2]

Support

No formal support was identified.

Opposition

No formal opposition was identified.

Media editorial positions

Support

  • The Advocate said, "As strong advocates of public transparency, we support this amendment, but with reservations. Ideally, such matters of legislative housekeeping should be taken out of the state constitution entirely, and handled by legislative rules instead."[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

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External links

Additional reading

References

  1. Louisiana Secretary of State, "2012 Proposed Constitutional Amendments," retrieved 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 position on amendments 3, 4 & 5," November 2, 2012