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Measure Details

Provides Filling Appointments/Vacancies on Boards/Commissions

Louisiana Ballot Measure - CA NO. 7 (Act 870 - HB 524)

Yes
1,002,627
(60.99%)

No
641,304
(39.01%)

Summary

Present Constitution provides that the Board of Regents, Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Board of Supervisors of Southern University shall each be composed of two members from each congressional district, which prior to congressional reapportionment after the 2010 census consisted of seven congressional districts, and one member from the state at large appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment retains the same number of members for each board at fifteen members, of which two shall be appointed from each congressional district which after congressional reapportionment is now six congressional districts and the remaining member or members shall be appointed from the state at large.

Present Constitution provides that the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges shall be composed of fifteen members appointed by the governor and two members shall be appointed from each congressional district, which prior to congressional reapportionment after the 2010 census consisted of seven congressional districts, and the remaining member or members shall be appointed from the state at large.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment provides with respect to the Board of Regents, Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges, beginning on January 3, 2013 and beginning every ten years thereafter, on the day the members of congress from the newly reapportioned congressional districts take office, any vacancy occurring on the board from a congressional district from which there are two or more board members shall be filled by appointment of an individual from a congressional district from which there are less than two members. Further provides that after the membership of the board includes two members from each congressional district, the next vacancy shall be filled by an appointment from the state at large.

Present Constitution provides that the State Civil Service Commission and the State Police Commission shall each be composed of seven members with no more than one appointed member from each congressional district.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment retains the same number of members for each commission at seven members, of which at least one appointed member shall be from each congressional district.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment provides with respect to the State Civil Service Commission and the State Police Commission that every ten years beginning on the day the members of congress from newly reapportioned congressional districts take office, any vacancy that occurs on the commission shall be filled from a congressional district from which there is no commission member. Allows a vacancy to be filled by an appointment from the state at large only when the membership of the commission includes a member from each congressional district.

Measure Text

Do you support an amendment, relative to the membership of constitutional boards and commissions that have members who are selected from congressional districts, to retain the existing number of members and to provide for implementation of membership from reapportioned congressional districts by filling vacancies first from under-represented districts and then from the state at large?
(Amends Article VIII, Sections 5(B)(1), 6(B)(1), and 7(B)(1) and Article X, Sections 3(A) and 43(A); Adds Article VIII, Section 8(D))

(Select One)

__YES

__NO

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