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==External links==
==External links==
* [http://www.legis.la.gov/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=805338 HB 9 (text)]
* [http://www.legis.la.gov/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=805338 HB 9 (text)]
==Additional reading==
* [http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20121014/OPINION/121012048/-1/rss01?nclick_check=1 ''TheTownTalk.com'' "Our View: Louisiana ballot measures need scrutiny by voters," October 14, 2012]

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Retirement Benefits Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Louisiana Constitution
Referred by:Louisiana State Legislature
Status:On the ballot
The Louisiana Retirement Benefits Amendment will appear on the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. If enacted, the measure would allow the legislature to deny retirement benefits to any public employee or official who commits a felony related to their office. The measure was sent to the ballot during the 2012 state legislative session as HB 9.

Text of measure

The official ballot text reads as follows:[1]

Do you support an amendment to provide for the forfeiture of public retirement benefits by any public servant who is convicted of a felony associated with and committed during his public service?

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