Louisiana’s constitutional amendment results

Voters oppose tax exemption agreements and expenditure growth limit

By: - November 4, 2020 1:03 am
Louisiana Capitol Building

The Louisiana Legislature ended its regular session Thursday. (Photo by Julie O’Donoghue)

The following table contains the unofficial election results of seven Louisiana constitutional amendments as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. At that time, all but one precinct had reported its vote tallies. An additional constitutional amendment regarding sports wagering is specific to each voter’s home parish, the results of which can be found on the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website.

Pass:   Fail:

Amendment No.

CA No. 1 Declaring there is no right to and no funding of abortion in the Louisiana Constitution (Act 447 – HB 425)
CA No. 2 To permit the presence or production of oil or gas to be included in determining fair-market value of oil or gas wells for property tax assessment (Act 368 – HB 360)
CA No. 3 Allow for the use of the Budget Stabilization Fund (“rainy day fund”) for state costs associated with a federally-declared disaster (Act 367 – HB 267)
CA No. 4 Limits the growth of the expenditure limit for the state general fund and dedicated funds (Act 366 – HB 464)
CA No. 5 Authorizes local governments to give ad valorem tax exemptions to manufacturing companies in lieu of taxes (Act 370 – SB 272)
CA No. 6 Increases income limit for homestead exemption special assessment (Act 369 – HB 525)
CA No. 7 Creates Louisiana Unclaimed Property Permanent Trust Fund to preserve money unclaimed by its owner or owners (Act 38, 1st ES – SB 12)
Check parish results PW Sports Wagering Authorizes parishes to permit sports wagering activities (Act 215)

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Wes Muller
Wes Muller

Wes Muller traces his journalism roots back to 1997 when, at age 13, he built and launched a hyper-local news website for his New Orleans neighborhood. In the years since then, he has freelanced for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and worked on staff at the Sun Herald in Biloxi, WAFB-9News CBS in Baton Rouge, and the Enterprise-Journal in McComb, Mississippi. He also taught English as an adjunct instructor at Baton Rouge Community College. Much of his journalism has involved reporting on First Amendment issues and coverage of municipal and state government. He has received recognitions including McClatchy's National President's Award, the Associated Press Freedom of Information Award, and the Daniel M. Phillips Freedom of Information Award from the Mississippi Press Association, among others. Muller is a New Orleans native, a Jesuit High School alumnus, a University of New Orleans alumnus and a veteran U.S. Army paratrooper. He lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, with his two sons and his wife, who is also a journalist.