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NOTICE Proposed Constitutional Amendments

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NOTICE
Proposed Constitutional Amendments
to be voted on at the
Gubernatorial General Election
November 19, 2011
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CODING: Words in struck through type are deletions from existing law; words underscored (House Bills) and underscored and boldfaced (Senate Bills) are additions.
Proposed Amendment No. 1
Regular Session, 2011
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Act 425
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HOUSE BILL NO. 135
BY REPRESENTATIVES NOWLIN, ANDERS, ARMES, ARNOLD, AUBERT, AUSTIN BADON, BOBBY BADON, BALDONE, BARRAS, BARROW, BILLIOT, BISHOP, BROSSETT, BURFORD, HENRY BURNS, TIM BURNS, BURRELL, CARMODY, CARTER, CHAMPAGNE, CHANDLER, CHANEY, CONNICK, CORTEZ, DANAHAY, DIXON, DOERGE, DOVE, ELLINGTON, FANNIN, FOIL, FRANKLIN, GALLOT, GEYMANN, GISCLAIR, GREENE, GUINN, HARDY, HARRISON, HAZEL, HENDERSON, HENRY, HOFFMANN, HONORE, HOWARD, HUTTER, HUVAL, GIROD JACKSON, MICHAEL JACKSON, ROSALIND JONES, SAM JONES, KATZ, KLECKLEY, LABRUZZO, LAMBERT, LANDRY, LEBAS, LIGI, LITTLE, LOPINTO, LORUSSO, MCVEA, MONICA, MONTOUCET, MORENO, MORRIS, PEARSON, PONTI, POPE, PUGH, RICHARD, RICHARDSON, RITCHIE, ROBIDEAUX, SCHRODER, SIMON, SMILEY, GARY SMITH, JANE SMITH, PATRICIA SMITH, ST. GERMAIN, STIAES, TALBOT, TEMPLET, THIBAUT, THIERRY, TUCKER, WHITE, WILLIAMS, WILLMOTT, AND WOOTON AND SENATORS ADLEY, ALARIO, AMEDEE, APPEL, BROOME, CHABERT, CHEEK, CROWE, DONAHUE, ERDEY, GAUTREAUX, GUILLORY, HEITMEIER, KOSTELKA, LAFLEUR, LONG, MARIONNEAUX, MARTINY, MICHOT, MILLS, MORRISH, MOUNT, NEVERS, PERRY, QUINN, SMITH, THOMPSON, WALSWORTH, AND
WILLARD-LEWIS
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing to add Article VII, Section 2.3 of the Constitution of Louisiana, relative to the authority to tax; to prohibit the state or any political subdivision from levying a new tax or fee upon the sale or transfer of immovable property; to provide for an effective date; to provide for submission of the proposed amendment to the electors; and to provide for related matters.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of Louisiana, two-thirds of the members elected to each house concurring, that there shall be submitted to the electors of the state of Louisiana, for their approval or rejection in the manner provided by law, a proposal to add Article VII, Section 2.3 of the Constitution of Louisiana, to read as follows:
§2.3. Power to Tax; Limitation; Sale or Transfer of Immovable Property
Section 2.3. No new tax or fee upon the sale or transfer of immovable property, including documentary transaction taxes or fees, or any other tax or fee, shall be levied by the state of Louisiana, by a political subdivision whose boundaries are coterminous with those of the state, or by a political subdivision, as defined in Article VI, Section 44(2) of this constitution after November 30, 2011. A documentary transaction is any transaction pursuant to any instrument, act, writing, or document which transfers or conveys immovable property. Fees for the cost of recordation, filing, or maintenance of documents, or records effectuating the sale or transfer of immovable property, impact fees for development of property, annual parcel fees, and ad valorem taxes shall not be considered taxes or fees upon the sale or transfer of immovable property.
Section 2. Be it further resolved that the provisions of this amendment shall become effective on November 30, 2011.
Section 3. Be it further resolved that this proposed amendment shall be submitted to the electors of the state of Louisiana at the statewide election to be held on November 19, 2011.
Section 4. Be it further resolved that on the official ballot to be used at said election there shall be printed a proposition, upon which the electors of the state shall be permitted to vote FOR or AGAINST, to amend the Constitution of Louisiana, which proposition shall read as follows:
To prohibit the levy of new taxes or fees upon the sale or transfer of immovable property, including documentary transaction taxes or fees, or any other tax or fee, by the state or any of its political subdivisions after November 30, 2011. (November 30, 2011) (Adds Article VII, Section 2.3)
A true copy:
Tom Schedler Secretary of State

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