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catholictigerfan
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Amendments on the Ballot for Louisiana


here are the amendments on the ballot for this upcoming election, what are your thoughts on them how do you plan on voting on them. Why?

keep in mind early voting starts tomorrow, also there may be a handful of people, like myself, who are voting absentee.

CA NO. 1 (Act 873 - SB 82) Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly
CA NO. 2 (Act 874 - SB 303) Right of each Citizen to keep and bear arms
CA NO. 3 (Act 872 - SB 21) Prefiling DL/for retirement/public employee
CA NO. 4 (Act 875 - SB 337) Surv. Spouse/Deceased Veteran/Homestead Exemp.
CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9) Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pub.Off./Conv.Felon
CA NO. 6 (Act 869 - HB 497) Gov.Auth. of New Iberia - prop.annexed by the City
CA NO. 7 (Act 870 - HB 524) Provides filling appts/Vac. on Bds./Comm.
CA NO. 8 (Act 871 - HB 674) State Bd. of Comm./Industry-Tax Exemp. contracts
CA NO. 9 (Act 876 - SB 410) Security District/Parcel Fee w/in District
PW Metro Council 1.23 Mills - MC - 10 Yrs (Baton Rouge Only)
EBR Parish School District Local Option - Term Limits (EBR Only)

if you want more indepth information on these amendments please go to Voter Portal enter your information and then go to ballot information, Ballot details.

I personally think all of these amendments could have a bigger impact on our lives then the president, so please review this before voting.



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LSURoss
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re: Amendments on the Ballot for Louisiana


Broken link....


Thanks!

LINK






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catholictigerfan
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link fixed.





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Styxion
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quote:

CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9) Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pub.Off./Conv.Felon


definitely want to see this pass






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catholictigerfan
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bump





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Catman88
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Is there a site that breaks down the laws without all the legalease? So we have some clue what the frick we are voting for or against?





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Radiojones
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quote:

Is there a site that breaks down the laws without all the legalease? So we have some clue what the frick we are voting for or against?



I would really like it if this existed.






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Hat Tricks
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cabl.org is decent





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The Boat
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Maybe I'm a little ADD but when I read that big block of text for each amendment I get to the bottom and say wtf did I just read.





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Queen
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quote:

when I read that big block of text for each amendment I get to the bottom and say wtf did I just read.


That is what they want, no?






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catholictigerfan
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quote:

Maybe I'm a little ADD but when I read that big block of text for each amendment I get to the bottom and say wtf did I just read.



I feel the same way at times

I've heard many times they try and word it in a way to get you to vote for it.






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Drew Orleans
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Aren't you suppose to vote for the 2nd ammendment one if you are for gun rights?






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udtiger
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I think PAR has one...

Here you go...






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Zach
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Thanks. I read the whole thing and printed the ballot out.





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USMCTiger03
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Generally, just vote "For".

Seriously.






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kingbob
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just skip to the little for and against bubbles for each one and you're golden





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kingbob
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quote:

1.Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly

A VOTE FOR WOULD prohibit the Legislature or governor from taking money from the Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly to help balance the state operating budget.

A VOTE AGAINST WOULD leave the possibility that money could be taken from the fund.


2.Strict Scrutiny Standard for Gun Laws

A VOTE FOR WOULD require that any laws restricting the right to keep and bear arms be subject to the highest level of judicial review, known as strict scrutiny. Also, the amendment would say that the right to keep and bear rms is a fundamental one in Louisiana. It would delete a line in the Constitution that says the right to keep and bear arms shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons.

A VOTE AGAINST WOULD retain the existing language
in the Constitution, which affirms that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged but does not require strict scrutiny of arms laws and expressly allows the Legislature to regulate concealed weapons.


3.Earlier Notice of Public Retirement System Bills

A VOTE FOR WOULD require that bills affecting the state’s public retirement systems be filed a month earlier than other types of legislation submitted prior to a legislative session. A vote for also would double the public notice period for prefiled retirement bills

A VOTE AGAINST WOULD mean bills affecting public retirement systems would continue to be subject to the same prefiling period and public notice requirements as they are now.


4.Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Certain Disabled Veterans

A VOTE FOR WOULD allow the spouse of a deceased veteran who had a 100 percent service-connected disability rating to claim a higher homestead exemption even if the exemption was not in effect at the time the veteran died.

A VOTE AGAINST WOULD mean the spouse could not claim the higher exemption if the veteran died before it took effect.


5.Forfeiture of Public Retirement Benefits for Convicted Public Servants

A VOTE FOR WOULD allow the courts to include forfeiture of a portion of public retirement benefits as part of the sentence for a public servant convicted of a felony related to his or her office.

A VOTE AGAINST WOULD leave the current system in place, which means a public servant convicted of a felony related to his or her office would be allowed to keep whatever public retirement benefits he or she has earned, except for court-ordered restitution and other specific circumstances already described in law.

6.Property Tax Exemption Authority for New Iberia

A VOTE FOR WOULD allow New Iberia to grant city property tax exemptions to any property owner annexed into the city after Jan. 1, 2013.

A VOTE AGAINST WOULD mean the city would be unable to grant such exemptions to property owners annexed into the city.


7.Membership of Certain State Boards and Commissions

A VOTE FOR WOULD adjust the membership selection process for constitutionally created boards and commissions that have members selected based on the state’s congressional districts.

A VOTE AGAINST WOULD leave the membership selection process for constitutionally created boards and commissions as it is now—based on a soon-to-be outdated number of congressional districts.


8.Property Tax Exemption for Non-Manufacturing Businesses

A VOTE FOR WOULD allow the state Board of Commerce and Industry to grant local property tax exemption contracts to a targeted group of non-manufacturing businesses in parishes that choose to participate in the program.

A VOTE AGAINST WOULD mean these targeted non-manufacturing businesses would continue to be ineligible for property tax exemptions.


9.Crime Prevention and Security Districts

A VOTE FOR WOULD increase the number of times that bills to create crime prevention and security districts must be advertised and require that the notices of intent state whether a parcel fee would be imposed and collected, whether the fee could be imposed or increased without an election, and what the maximum amount of the fee would be.

A VOTE AGAINST WOULD mean crime prevention and security district bills would continue to be subject to the same public notice requirements as they are now.


Term Limits for School Board Members

A VOTE FOR WOULD limit the time local school board members could serve to three consecutive four-year terms—beginning with elections after Jan. 1, 2014—but only in school districts where voters approve the measure. Statewide voter approval is not required for this to pass, and the Constitution will not be affected.

A VOTE AGAINST WOULD leave the situation as it is now, which would mean proponents of term limits could continue efforts to persuade the Legislature to impose term limits on a district-by-district basis or bring the question to a vote within their own individual school districts.


Here you go






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LSUME86
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PW Metro Council 1.23 Mills - MC - 10 Yrs (Baton Rouge Only)
Anybody got info on what this is about. What is the millage for?

Apparently I'm not smart enough to find this explained anywhere....






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tigersnipen
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I googled PW Metro Council 1.23 mills and ended up here. I found an explanation on one of the links
hope you can decipher it.

quote:

Shall East Baton Rouge Parish be authorized to renew the levy and collection and adopt an ordinance providing for such levy and collection of a special tax of 1.23 mills on the dollar of assessed valuation on all property subject to taxation within the boundaries of the parish an estimated 4.1 million is expected at the time of collection. Tenure will last from 2014 through 2023. {Yes or No}


Found this link
http://www.wbrz.com/news/mosquito-tax-up-for-renewal-in-ebr/



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southernelite
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Yes.
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