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Measure Details

Proposed Amendment No. 8

Louisiana Ballot Measure - Act No. 434

Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Environment
Constitution
Government Budget and Spending

Yes
757,208
(57.16%)

No
567,489
(42.84%)

Summary

Proposed Constitutional Amendment creates the Artificial Reef Development Fund and allows the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to accept and receive grants, donations of monies, and other forms of assistance from private and public sources provided to the state for managing an artificial reef system. Further provides that monies in the fund shall be allocated solely for programs and purposes of siting, designing, constructing, permitting, monitoring and managing an artificial reef system; salaries of personnel assigned to the Artificial Reef Development Program and for related operating expenses; provide funding in association with the wild seafood certification program; and provide funding for inshore fisheries habitat enhancement projects.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment provides that all expended and unencumbered monies in the Artificial Reef Development Fund at the end of the fiscal year shall remain in the fund.

Measure Text

Do you support an amendment to establish the Artificial Reef Development Fund in the state treasury by depositing in to the fund monies that have been received by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the form of grants, donations, or other assistance to provide funding for programs dedicated to managing an artificial reef system, the wild seafood certification program, and inshore fisheries habitat enhancement projects?

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