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Measure Details

Act No. 1052 - Sale of Expropriated Property

Louisiana Ballot Measure - Proposed Amendment No. 8

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

Categories:
Housing and Property
Health and Health Care
Constitution

Yes
569,082
(51.37%)

No
538,801
(48.63%)

Summary

    Act 1052 (2010 Regular Session) amends Article I, Section 4(H)(1).

    Present Constitution prohibits the state or its political subdivisions from selling or leasing property which has been expropriated and held for not more than thirty years without first offering the property to the original owner, his heir or successor in title to the owner at the time of expropriation at the current fair market value and after which the property can only be transferred by competitive bid open to the general public, except for leases or operation agreements for port facilities, highways, qualified transportation facilities or airports.

    Proposed Constitutional Amendment deletes the requirement for the state or its political subdivisions to offer property that has been expropriated and held for not more than thirty years to the original owner, his heir or successor in title to the owner at the time of expropriation at the current fair market value on property that was expropriated for the removal of a threat to public health or safety caused by the existing use or disuse of the property.

    Measure Text

    Provides that property expropriated for the public purpose of removing a threat to public health or safety caused by the existing use or disuse of the property shall not be subject to the requirement of offering the property back to the original owner who allowed the property to become a threat to public health or safety or to the requirement of public sale. (Amends Article I, Section 4(H)(1))

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