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Complete Listing of Proposed and Adopted Amendments to Louisiana’s 1974

History of Proposed Constitutional Amendments, by Article

Article Election Ballot # Amendment Pass or Fail
Article I: Declaration of Rights
I 11/06/12 2 Gun Laws Pass
I 11/06/12 2 Gun Laws Pass
I 11/02/10 8 Sale of Expropriated Property Pass
I 11/02/10 10 Waivers of Jury Trials for Criminal Defendents Pass
I 09/30/06 6 Procedures to Transfer Expropriated Property Pass
I 09/30/06 5 Limits on Expropriation of Private Property Pass
I 11/02/04 1 Freedom to Hunt, Fish & Trap Pass
I 10/04/03 3 Coastal Restoration Liability Pass
I 10/04/03 12 Contraband Pass
I 10/03/98 4 Crime Victims’ Rights Pass
I 10/03/98 6 Bail Denial Pass
I 10/03/98 9 Felon in Public Office Pass
I 10/03/98 11 State Sovereignty Pass
I 10/03/98 14 Jury Requirements Pass
I 11/18/95 1 Jury Instruction Pass
I 10/07/89 4 Drug Property Seizure Pass
Article II: Distribution of Powers
Article III: Legislative Branch
III 10/24/15 3 Guidelines for Legislative Fiscal Session Fail
III 11/06/12 3 Public Retirement Systems Pass
III 11/06/12 9 Crime Prevention Districts Pass
III 11/02/10 1 Salary Increases for Elected Officials Pass
III 10/02/10 1 Legislative Session Dates Pass
III 10/04/03 14 Legislative Auditor’s Political Activity Fail
III 11/05/02 1 Legislative Sessions Pass
III 10/23/99 1 Legislative Sessions Fail
III 10/23/99 3 Biennial State Budgeting Fail
III 10/21/95 2 Term Limits for Legislators Pass
III 10/21/95 8 Local Hunting or Fishing Laws Fail
III 10/16/93 1 Legislative Sessions Pass
III 10/03/92 4 Effective Date of Laws Pass
III 10/19/91 8 Notice of Local/Special Bills Fail
III 10/06/90 1 Regular Legislative Sessions Pass
III 10/07/89 9 Organizational Session; Vetoes Pass
III 11/06/84 4 Organizational Sessions of the Legislature Fail
Article IV: Executive Branch
IV 11/02/10 1 Salary Increases for Elected Officials Pass
IV 09/30/06 12 Vacancy in Statewide Elected Offices Pass
IV 11/20/99 1 Board of Pardons Approval Pass
IV 10/23/99 3 Biennial State Budgeting Fail
IV 10/23/99 8 First-Time Felon Pardons Pass
IV 09/27/86 7 Shorten the “Lame Duck” Period for Statewide Elected Officials Pass
Article V: Judicial Branch
V 11/02/01 9 Judgment of Workers’ Compensation Claims Pass
V 11/074/06 6 New Family and Juvenile Judgeships Pass
V 10/04/03 13 Judges’ Qualifications Pass
V 10/04/03 15 Judge’s Retirement Age Pass
V 11/05/02 12 Livingston Parish Coroner Fail
V 11/20/99 6 Jury Exemption for Elders Pass
V 10/21/95 4 Mandatory Retirement for Judges Fail
V 10/01/94 3 Juveniles Tried as Adults Pass
V 10/01/94 4 Family Court Jurisdiction Pass
V 11/03/92 6 Family Court Jurisdiction Fail
V 10/06/90 5 Workers’ Compensation Pass
V 10/07/89 5 Supreme Court Judges Fail
V 11/21/87 1 Appointment of Temporary Lower Court Judges Pass
V 09/27/86 6 Clarify Authority of Supreme Court to Appoint Temporary Judges Fail
V 10/22/83 1 Fewer Special Elections for Judges Pass
V 11/04/80 1 Appeal of Criminal Cases Pass
V 10/27/79 2 Adult Trials for Certain Juvenile Offenders Pass
Article VI: Local Government
VI 09/30/06 3 Regional Flood Protection Authorities Pass
VI 09/30/06 4 Hurricane Protection Liability Pass
VI 09/30/06 5 Limits on Expropriation of Private Property Pass
VI 09/30/06 9 State Mandates on School Spending Pass
VI 11/05/96 3 Sales Tax Exemptions – Local, State or Both Pass
VI 10/01/94 2 Louisiana Recovery District Pass
VI 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: Local Sales Tax Exemptions Fail
VI 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: Local Occupational License Tax Fail
VI 10/19/91 1 State Mandates on Locals Pass
VI 10/06/90 13 New Orleans Property Tax Pass
VI 10/07/89 6 District and Appeals Judges Fail
VI 10/07/89 10 Municipal Property Tax Fail
VI 04/29/89 1989 First Special Session Amendment (Act 1) Fail
VI 09/27/86 2 Limit Levee District Taxes Fail
Article VII: Revenue and Finance
VII 10/24/15 1 Budget Stabilization Fund Fail
VII 10/24/15 2 State Infrastructure Bank Pass
VII 10/24/15 4 Property Tax Exemption Pass
VII 11/06/12 1 Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly Pass
VII 11/06/12 4 Homestead Exemption Pass
VII 11/06/12 6 Property Tax Exemptions Fail
VII 11/06/12 7 Boards and Commissions Pass
VII 11/06/12 8 Property Tax Exemptions Pass
VII 11/19/11 1 Taxes and Fees on Sale or Transfer of Real Estate Pass
VII 10/22/11 1 Funding TOPS & Sustaining Cigarette Tax Revenue Pass
VII 10/22/11 2 Reduce Financial Liability of State Retirement Systems Pass
VII 10/22/11 4 Manage Budget Stabilization “Rainy Day” Fund Fail
VII 10/22/11 5 Update Census Change in New Orleans Tax Sale Law Fail
VII 11/02/10 2 Severance Tax Allocations Pass
VII 11/02/10 3 Homestead Exemption for Disabled Veterans Pass
VII 11/02/10 4 Property Tax Millage Rate Increases by Non-elected Bodies Fail
VII 11/02/10 5 Post-disaster Occupancy Grace Period Pass
VII 11/02/10 7 Tax Sales for Delinquent Property Taxes Fail
VII 10/20/07 1 Supplemental Pay Protection Pass
VII 10/20/07 4 Property Tax Exemption for Consigned Jewerly Fail
VII 11/07/06 1 Property Tax Assessment Freeze for Military and Disabled Pass
VII 11/07/06 2 Parish Severance Tax Allocation Pass
VII 11/07/06 3 Property TaxExemption for LeasedMedical Equipment Pass
VII 11/07/06 4 Municipal Property Tax Exemption for Motor Vehicles Pass
VII 11/07/06 5 Property Tax Exemption for Consigned Art Pass
VII 11/07/06 7 Consolidation of the New Orleans Assessors Pass
VII 09/30/06 1 Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund Pass
VII 09/30/06 2 Consolidation of Coastal Funds Pass
VII 09/30/06 7 Medicaid Trust Fund Investment Pass
VII 09/30/06 8 Homestead Exemption and Special Assessments for Damaged Homes Pass
VII 09/30/06 10 Higher Education Investments Pass
VII 09/30/06 11 Homestead Exemption for Homes in Revocable Trusts Pass
VII 11/02/04 2 Homestead Exemption Pass
VII 11/02/04 4 Agricultural & Seafood Fund Pass
VII 10/04/03 1 Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Fund Pass
VII 10/04/03 2 Louisiana Coastal Restoration Fund Pass
VII 10/04/03 6 TIMED Projects Pass
VII 10/04/03 7 State Infrastructure Bank Fail
VII 10/04/03 8 Offshore Drilling Rigs Tax Break Pass
VII 10/04/03 11 Budget Stabilization Fund Pass
VII 10/04/03 13 Leasing Local Property Fail
VII 11/05/02 2 Income/Sales Tax Swap Pass
VII 11/05/02 3 Budget Adjustments Pass
VII 11/05/02 5 Retirement Communities Tax Break Fail
VII 11/05/02 6 Supplemental Pay Pass
VII 11/05/02 7 One-Time Filing for Senior Tax Break Pass
VII 11/05/02 8 Higher Education Investments Fail
VII 11/05/02 9 Medicaid Trust Fund Investment Fail
VII 11/05/02 10 Groundwater Conservation Fail
VII 11/05/02 11 Offshore Drilling Rigs Tax Break Fail
VII 11/07/00 2 State Personal Income Tax Change Fail
VII 11/07/00 3 State Food and Utilities Sales Tax Repeal Fail
VII 11/07/00 4 Donation of Public Funds Fail
VII 11/20/99 2 Wildlife Trust Funds Pass
VII 10/23/99 2 Tobacco Trust Fund Pass
VII 10/23/99 3 Biennial State Budgeting Fail
VII 10/23/99 5 Donation of Surplus Property Pass
VII 10/23/99 6 Donation of Asphalt Pass
VII 10/23/99 10 Orleans Blighted Property Fail
VII 10/03/98 1 Community College System Pass
VII 10/03/98 2 Parish Severance Tax Allocation Pass
VII 10/03/98 5 “Rainy Day” Fund and Uses of Nonrecurring Money Pass
VII 10/03/98 7 State Infrastructure Bank Fail
VII 100/3/98 8 Homestead Assessment for Seniors Pass
VII 10/03/98 10 Court-Ordered Taxes Pass
VII 10/03/98 12 Millage Roll Up Hearing Notice Pass
VII 10/03/98 13 Flood Emergency Funding Pass
VII 10/03/98 15 Blighted Property Pass
VII 10/03/98 16 Downtown Residential Property Fail
VII 10/03/98 17 Property Tax Sale Pass
VII 10/03/98 18 Vidalia Property Tax Exemption Fail
VII 11/05/96 2 Donation of Abandoned Housing Pass
VII 09/21/96 2 Intangible Property Exemption Pass
VII 10/21/95 6 Two-thirds Vote for Fees Pass
VII 10/21/95 7 Limit Local Tax Votes Pass
VII 10/21/95 10 Mineral Revenue Fund Use Pass
VII 10/21/95 11 Oilfield Site Restoration Fund Pass
VII 10/21/95 12 Oil Spill Contingency Fund Pass
VII 10/21/95 14 Redeeming New Orleans Property Pass
VII 10/21/95 15 Donating Abandoned Homes Pass
VII 10/01/94 1 Investing the Education Trust Fund Pass
VII 10/16/93 2 State Debt Limit Pass
VII 10/16/93 3 Feasibility Studies/Spending Limit Pass
VII 10/16/93 4 Nonrecurring Revenues Pass
VII 10/16/93 5 Agency Debt Costs Pass
VII 10/16/93 6 Mobile Home Tax Exemption Pass
VII 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: General Obligation Debt Fail
VII 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: Nonrecurring Revenues Fail
VII 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: Statutory Dedications Fail
VII 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: State Expenditure Limit Fail
VII 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: Budget Reduction Authority Fail
VII 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: Feasibility Study for Capital Outlay Projects Fail
VII 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: Capital Budget Priorities Fail
VII 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: Industrial Tax Exemption Job Criteria Fail
VII 11/03/92 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: Local Government Scholarships Fail
VII 11/03/92 1 Investment of 8(g) Fund in Stocks Fail
VII 11/03/92 2 Use of Public Funds Fail
VII 10/03/92 1 Home Builders’ Property Tax Exemption Fail
VII 10/03/92 2 Homestead Exemption for Mobile Homes Fail
VII 10/19/91 2 Use of Public Funds Fail
VII 10/19/91 4 New Fund for Higher Education Pass
VII 10/19/91 5 Mineral Settlement Money Pass
VII 10/19/91 7 Single Parish Sales Tax Collector Pass
VII 10/06/90 2 State Budget Controls Pass
VII 10/06/90 3 Education Trust Fund Pass
VII 10/06/90 8 College Stock Acquisition Pass
VII 10/06/90 9 Local Inheritance Tax Pass
VII 10/06/90 10 Wholesale Inventory Tax Exemption Pass
VII 10/06/90 11 Tax Break for Improvements Pass
VII 10/06/90 12 Tax Break for Housing Homeless Pass
VII 10/06/90 14 Donations for Industry Fail
VII 10/06/90 15 Lignite Tax Dedication Pass
VII 10/07/89 1 Transportation Fund Pass
VII 10/07/89 2 Wetlands Fund Pass
VII 10/07/89 3 Tax-Exempt Inventory Fail
VII 10/07/89 8 Donations for Industry Fail
VII 10/07/89 11 Auto License Tax Pass
VII 10/07/89 12 Tax Break for Improvements Fail
VII 10/07/89 13 Lignite Tax Allocation Fail
VII 04/29/89 1989 First Special Session Amendment (Act 1) Fail
VII 10/01/88 1 Five-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze for Housing Restoration Fail
VII 11/21/87 2 Constitutional Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Fund Pass
VII 09/27/86 1 Dedicate 8(g) Windfall Pass
VII 09/27/86 4 Permit Increase in $3 Auto License Tag Fail
VII 09/27/86 5 Relax Restriction on Refunding State Debt Fail
VII 11/06/84 1 Limit State Spending, Use Surpluses for a Rainy Day Fund and Economic Development Fail
VII 11/06/84 2 Vehicle Inventory Tax Exemption Fail
VII 11/06
Article X: Public Officials and Employees
X 11/06/12 3 Public Retirement Systems Pass
X 11/06/12 5 Public Retirement Benefits Pass
X 11/06/12 7 Boards and Commissions Pass
X 11/02/10 6 Legislative Votes for Retirement Benefit Changes Pass
X 11/02/10 2 Civil Service Status for GOHSEP Employees Pass
X 10/20/2007 2 Supplemental Pay Expansion Pass
X 10/20/2007 3 Funding of State Retirement Systems Pass
X 11/2/2004 3 Veterans’ Preference Pass
X 11/5/2002 4 Removal of Public Employees Pass
X 10/6/1990 7 Supplemental Pay Pass
X 10/7/1989 7 Ethics Board Fail
X 11/21/1987 3 Actuarial Funding, Retirement Systems Pass
X 11/21/1987 5 Nominees, New Orleans City Civil Service Commission Pass
X 9/27/1986 3 Fill a Nominating Vacancy for New Orleans Civil Service Commission Fail
X 11/6/1984 5 New Orleans Civil Service Commission Fail
X 9/11/1982 7 Allow Referees to Decide Appeals of State Civil Service Employees Pass
Article XI: Elections
Article XII: General Provisions
XII 9/18/2004 1 Defense of Marriage Act Pass
XII 10/4/2003 5 LWCC Board Pass
XII 10/4/2003 9 Dedication of Lottery Procedes for Education Pass
XII 10/4/2003 10 Administrative Law System Fail
XII 11/7/2000 1 Louisiana, Inc. Fail
XII 11/20/1999 4 Workers’ Compensation Corporation, No Sale Pass
XII 11/20/1999 5 Workers’ Compensation Corporation, Join LIGA Pass
XII 9/21/1996 1 Local Voters Approval of Gambling Pass
XII 10/21/1995 1 Abolish Forced Heirship Pass
XII 10/21/1995 3 State and Local Liability Limit Pass
XII 11/3/1992 4 Lottery Dedication for Health Insurance Fail
XII 10/19/1991 6 State Workers’ Compensation Fund Pass
XII 10/6/1990 4 State Lottery Pass
Article XIII: Constitutional Revisions
XIII 11/06/12 3 Public Retirement Systems Pass
XIII 11/3/1992 1992 Louisiana Constitutional Convention Amendment: Constitutional Amendment Procedure Fail
XIII 11/3/1992 3 Limited Constitutional Convention Fail
Article XIV: Transitional Provisions
XIV 9/27/86 7 Shorten “Lame Duck” Period for Statewide Elected Officials Pass
XIV 11/6/1984 3 Corporate Income Tax Increase

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