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 requires 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
| Louisiana Amendment 3 (2012)|
| Yes|| 1,100,577|| 64.47%|
All 4,267 precincts reporting. However, pending final certification of election results.
Results via the Louisiana Secretary of State's website.
Text of measure
The official ballot text read 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.