The Louisiana Public Retirement Bill Filing Amendment
will appear on the November 6, 2012
statewide ballot in Louisiana
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. If enacted, the measure would require 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.
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
LIVE election results will be posted when polls close on November 6, 2012 and when numbers start to roll in.
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Text of measure
The official ballot text reads as follows:
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?
Media editorial positions
- 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."
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.