A breakdown of the amendments on your November ballot
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Election Day is here and officials want to help you understand what you are voting for, or against, when you cast your votes.
The Public Affairs Research Council, or PAR, has released an independent, non-partisan review so the community can better understand the amendments.
The full PAR Guide to the 2020 Constitutional Amendments can be found here. A quick one-page overview of the amendments can be found here.
The following amendments and proposition are on the ballot for the November election:
Amendment 1 “Do you support an amendment declaring that, to protect human life, a right to abortion and the funding of abortion shall not be found in the Louisiana Constitution?”
Amendment 2 “Do you support an amendment to permit the presence or production of oil or gas to be included in the methodology used to determine the fair market value of an oil or gas well for the purpose of property assessment?”
Amendment 3 “Do you support an amendment to allow for the use of the Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy-Day Fund, for state costs associated with a disaster declared by the federal government?”
Amendment 4 “Do you support an amendment to limit the growth of the expenditure limit for the state general fund and dedicated funds and to remove the calculation of its growth factor from the Constitution?”
Amendment 5 “Do you support an amendment to authorize local governments to enter into cooperative endeavor ad valorem tax exemption agreements with new or expanding manufacturing establishments for payments in lieu of taxes?”
Amendment 6 “Do you support an amendment to increase the maximum amount of income a person may receive and still qualify for the special assessment level for residential property receiving the homestead exemption?”
Amendment 7 “Do you support an amendment to create the Louisiana Unclaimed Property Permanent Trust Fund to preserve the money that remains unclaimed by its owner or owners?”
Proposition Shall sports wagering activities and operations be permitted in the parish of ______?
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