Constitutional Amendments On October 2019 Ballot
In addition to the statewide, district, parishwide, and citywide elections, Louisiana residents will be voting on 4 Constitutional Amendments that will appear on the October 2019 ballot.
BELOW are the Constitutional Amendments as worded by Ballotpedia:
Louisiana New Orleans Affordable Housing Property Tax Exemption Amendment
- A "yes" vote supports allowing New Orleans, Louisiana, to exempt properties with no more than 15 residential units from taxes for the purpose of, according to the amendment, promoting and encouraging affordable housing.
- A "no" vote opposes this amendment to allow New Orleans, Louisiana, to exempt properties with no more than 15 residential units from taxes.
Louisiana Property Tax Exemption for Stored Materials Routed for Outer Continental Shelf Amendment
- A "yes" vote supports extending an ad valorem tax exemption to property being stored in Louisiana but destined for the Outer Continental Shelf.
- A "no" vote opposes extending this ad valorem tax exemption to property stored in Louisiana but destined for the Outer Continental Shelf, thereby leaving the exemption for property in transit to another state or for export outside of the U.S. but not applying it to property routed for the Outer Continental Shelf.
Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals Jurisdiction Amendment
- A "yes" vote supports this amendment to do the following:
- allow the legislature through a two-thirds vote to give the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals jurisdiction over the constitutionality of taxes, fees, and related matters;
- require prompt recovery by taxpayers of any unconstitutional tax paid;
- establish authority for the board in the state constitution, subject to changes made by laws passed by a two-thirds vote in the legislature;
- state in the constitution that the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals has jurisdiction over any disputes concerning state and local taxes, fees, or other claims against the state.
- A "no" vote opposes this amendment to add constitutional provisions concerning the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals, thereby leaving in place the board's existing authority over certain state and local tax disputes according to statute.
Louisiana Education Excellence Fund Uses Amendment
- A "yes" vote supports allowing for appropriations from the Education Excellence Fund (EEF) to the Louisiana Educational Television Authority (LETA), Thrive Academy, and laboratory schools operated by public colleges.
- A "no" vote opposes this constitutional amendment, thus preventing appropriations from the EEF to the LETA, Thrive Academy, and laboratory schools operated by public colleges.