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}}{{tnr}}The '''Louisiana Retirement Benefits Amendment''' was on the [[Louisiana 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012]] statewide ballot in [[Louisiana]] as a {{lrcafull}} were it was '''approved'''. The measure allows 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 [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]] as HB 9.
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Louisiana Retirement Benefits Amendment''', also known as '''Constitutional Amendment 5''', was a {{lrcafull}} on the [[Louisiana 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012]] statewide ballot in [[Louisiana]], where it was '''approved'''.  
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The measure allows 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 [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]] as HB 9.
 
==Election results==
 
==Election results==
 
:: ''See also: [[2012 ballot measure election results]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[2012 ballot measure election results]]''
''Election results will be posted here throughout the day on November 7 and in the days to come as additional votes are counted.''
 
  
 
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The official ballot text read as follows:<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/Portals/0/elections/pdf/NOV62012CAS-withseal.pdf ''Louisiana Secretary of State'', "2012 Proposed Constitutional Amendments," retrieved August 17, 2012]</ref>
 
The official ballot text read as follows:<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/Portals/0/elections/pdf/NOV62012CAS-withseal.pdf ''Louisiana Secretary of State'', "2012 Proposed Constitutional Amendments," retrieved August 17, 2012]</ref>
  
<blockquote>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?</blockquote>
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{{Quote|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==
 
==Media editorial positions==
 
===Opposition===
 
===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.
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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.
  
 
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>
 
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>
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Revision as of 16:23, 10 November 2012

Retirement Benefits Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Louisiana Constitution
Referred by:Louisiana State Legislature
Topic:Law
Status:Approveda
The Louisiana Retirement Benefits Amendment, also known as Constitutional Amendment 5, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in Louisiana, where it was approved.

The measure allows 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
Louisiana Amendment 5 (2012)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,228,096 70.28%
No519,36229.72%

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:[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?[2]

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."[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

Template:EVeram

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