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Measure Details

Act 539 - Louisiana Officials Salary Increase

Louisiana Ballot Measure - Proposed Amendment No. 1

Election: Nov. 2, 2010 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Government Budget and Spending
Legislative Branch
Government Operations

Yes
845,944
(72.53%)

No
320,331
(27.47%)

Summary

    Act 539 (2009 Regular Session) amends Article IV, Section 4 and adds Article III, Section 4(G) and Article IV, Section 21(F).

    Present Constitution provides that the compensation of each statewide elected official shall be provided by law.

    Proposed Constitutional Amendment retains present law and provides that an increase in the salary of a statewide elected official shall not become effective until the commencement of the subsequent term for that office following the adoption or enactment of the increase.

    Proposed Constitutional Amendment provides that any increase in the salary of any member of the legislature shall not become effective until the commencement of the subsequent term for that office following the adoption or enactment of the increase.

    Proposed Constitutional Amendment provides that any increase in salary provided by law for the Public Service Commission shall not become effective for a member of the commission until the commencement of the term of office for the member of the commission following the enactment of the increase.

    Measure Text

    To provide that any salary increase enacted by law for certain state elected officials, including statewide elected officials, members of the Public Service Commission, and members of the legislature, not be implemented until a subsequent term of office. (Amends Article IV, Section 4; Adds Article III, Section 4(G) and Article IV, Section 21(F))

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