Constitutional Amendment Choices Simplified [VIDEO]
Political analyst Royal Alexander talks about the seven proposed Constitutional amendments and simplifies the choices facing voters in November.
Voters are looking at to make yes or no votes on amendments - and an individual parish-by-parish proposal - ranging from the availability of abortion to the legalization of sports gambling.
Here's the way the proposed Constitutional amendments (which already has 195, by the way) will read on the ballot:
Amendment 1 - Do you support an amendment declaring that, to protect human life, a right to abortion and the funding of abortion shall not be found in the Louisiana Constitution?
Amendment 2 - Do you support an amendment to permit the presence or production of oil or gas to be included in the methodology used to determine the fair market value of an oil or gas well for the purpose of property assessment?
Amendment 3 - “Do you support an amendment to allow for the use of the Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund, for state costs associated with a disaster declared by the federal government?
Amendment 4 - Do you support an amendment to limit the growth of the expenditure limit for the state general fund and dedicated funds and to remove the calculation of its growth factor from the Constitution?
Amendment 5 - Do you support an amendment to authorize local governments to enter into cooperative endeavor ad valorem tax exemption agreements with new or expanding manufacturing establishments for payments in lieu of taxes?
Amendment 6 - Do you support an amendment to increase the maximum amount of income a person may receive and still qualify for the special assessment level for residential property receiving the homestead exemption?
Amendment 7 - Do you support an amendment to create the Louisiana Unclaimed Property Permanent Trust Fund to preserve the money that remains unclaimed by its owner or owners?
Proposition - Shall sports wagering activities and operations be permitted in the parish of ______