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Louisiana Temporary Legislators Act, Amendment 3 (2008)

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Louisiana's HB 183, or Louisiana Proposed Amendment 3, is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment placed on the ballot by the state legislature that appeared on the November 4, 2008 statewide ballot in Louisiana.

Election results

Amendment 3 (2008)
Approveda Yes 981,458 61.76%

Election Results via:Louisiana Secretary of State

Specific Provisions

The measure enacted the following provisions:

  • Change Article III, Section 4(F) of the Louisiana Constitution to require the legislature to "prompt[ly]" provide for temporary successors for legislators ordered to active duty in the military.[1]


Supporters/Sponsors included:

Supporting Arguments

Notable arguments made in support of the measure included:

  • Taxpayers continue to pay the salary of a legislator regardless of whether they are present or on active duty. If a temporary successor was appointed as called for in the proposed amendment, the salary would be transferred to the successor.


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