Three Constitutional Amendments will be on the October 14, 2017 Ballot. All three amendments are to Article VII of the constitution, which addresses state and local revenue and finance (i.e., taxes). Each Amendment is listed below, followed by a link to an analysis by the League of Women Voters of Louisiana.

The Public Affairs Research Council provides a summary of the three amendments HERE


Proposed Amendment No. 1

Act 428 of the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature proposing to add Article VII, Section 21(N) to the Louisiana Constitution.

“Do you support an amendment to exempt from property taxes materials and other property delivered to a construction site to be made part of a building or other construction?”

Full Analysis of Amendment



Proposed Amendment No. 2

Act 427 of the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature proposing to amend Article VII, Section 21(M)(1) of the Louisiana Constitution.

“Do you support an amendment to authorize an exemption from ad valorem property tax for the total assessed value of the homestead of an unmarried surviving spouse of a person who died while performing their duties as an emergency medical responder, technician, paramedic, volunteer firefighter, or a law enforcement or fire protection officer?”

Full Analysis of Amendment



Proposed Amendment No. 3

Act 429 of the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature proposing to amend Article VII, Section 27(B) of the Louisiana Constitution.

“Do you support an amendment that would dedicate any new tax levied on gasoline, diesel, and special fuels into the Construction Subfund, which solely shall be used for project delivery, construction, and maintenance of transportation and capital transit infrastructure projects and not for funding for the payment of employee wages and related benefits or employee retirement benefits?”

Full Analysis of Amendment