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SB 1 - Increasing Amount of Allowed Budget Cuts - Key Vote

Louisiana Key Votes

Regina Barrow voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Constitutional Amendment.

Read statements Regina Barrow made in this general time period.

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BE ENACTED.

Stage Details

Constitutional Amendment - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (0-37) -
Constitutional Amendment - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (71-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Amount of Allowed Budget Cuts

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to amend the Louisiana Constitution to allow up to 10% of the funds to be cut from the budget, while providing that each cut over 5% be approved by the State Legislature.

Highlights:
-Increases the amount of funds that can be cut from the budget from 5% to 10% of the fund from which the cut is being made (Article VII). -Requires each cut over 5% to be approved by a majority of both Houses of the State Legislature (Article VII). -Requires mail-in ballots if cuts are made when the Legislature is out of session (Article VII).
Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (39-0) -
Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increasing Amount of Allowed Budget Cuts

Sponsors

  • Joel T. Chaisson II (LA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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