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==Media editorial positions==
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===Opposition===
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* The '''Advocate''' said, "There is a reasonable concern that, after a modest period of incarceration, high-profile public officials benefit from their pensions. As Ligi notes, that is offensive to the general public.
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This amendment, though, gives an unreasonable impression that it is striking a significant blow to public corruption. It really does not. We urge voters to reject the amendment."<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>
  
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==

Revision as of 11:41, 5 November 2012

Retirement Benefits Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Louisiana Constitution
Referred by:Louisiana State Legislature
Topic:Law
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.

Election results

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.

Louisiana Amendment 5
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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?

Media editorial positions

Opposition

  • The Advocate said, "There is a reasonable concern that, after a modest period of incarceration, high-profile public officials benefit from their pensions. As Ligi notes, that is offensive to the general public.

This amendment, though, gives an unreasonable impression that it is striking a significant blow to public corruption. It really does not. We urge voters to reject the amendment."[2]

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

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