Louisiana Retirement Benefits, Amendment 5 (2012)
|Retirement Benefits Amendment|
|Referred by:||Louisiana State Legislature|
|Status:||On the ballot|
- 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|
|Result not yet known|
Text of measure
The official ballot text reads as follows:
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
- 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."
Path to the ballot
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.