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Supplement Police Officer Pay

Louisiana Ballot Measure - Ballot Measure 2

Election: Primary Oct. 1, 2007 (Primary)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Crime
Government Budget and Spending

Yes
628,854
(56.24%)

No
489,384
(43.76%)

Summary

Present Constitution vests the state and city civil service commissions with broad and general rulemaking and subpoena power for the administration and regulation of the classified service, including the power to adopt rules regulating compensation and disbursements to employees; and to adopt a uniform pay and classification plan. Proposed Constitutional Amendment authorizes the legislature to supplement the uniform pay plans for sworn, commissioned law enforcement officers employed by a bona fide police agency of the state or its political subdivisions and for fire protection officers employed by a port authority from any available funds of the state, department, agency or the political subdivision. Further requires that such supplement may be made available only for sworn, commissioned law enforcement officers employed on a fulltime basis who serve the welfare of the public in the capacity of a police officer by providing police services to the general public, by effecting arrests, issuing citations, and serving warrants while patrolling waterways and riverfront areas and for fire protection officers employed on a full-time basis who provide fire protection services to a port authority.

Measure Text

To authorize the legislature to supplement the uniform pay plans of sworn, commissioned law enforcement officers employed by a bona fide police agency of the state or its political subdivisions and for fire protection officers employed by a port authority from any available funds of the state, the department, the agency, or the political subdivision, provided that such supplement may be made available only for those law enforcement officers employed on a full-time basis who serve the welfare of the public in the capacity of a police officer by providing police services to the general public, by effecting arrests, issuing citations, and serving warrants while patrolling waterways and riverfront areas and for those fire protection officers employed on a full-time basis who provide fire protection services to a port authority. (Amends Article X, Section 10(A)(1))

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