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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND PROPOSITIONS, OCTOBER 14 ELECTION

The Three Constitutional Amendments and the Local Propositions on the October 14th Ballot

STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

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?"

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?"

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?"

LOCAL PROPOSTIONS

Parishwide School Board Propositions (Renewal Purpose A) (School Books, Materials & Supplies)

Shall the Orleans Parish School Board continue to levy a tax of one and fifty-five hundredths (1.55) mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation of property within the City of New Orleans assessed for City Taxation, (an estimated $5,665,635 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for a period of ten (10) years, beginning in 2019, for the purpose of providing textbooks, instructional equipment and materials, library books and school supplies, to be levied and collected in the same manner as is set forth in Article VIII, Section 13(C)(Second) of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, said tax to be a renewal of the tax approved at an election held on July 19, 2008, which tax expires with the 2018 levy?

Parishwide School Board Propositions (Renewal Purpose B) (Discipline & Dropout Programs)

Shall the Orleans Parish School Board continue to levy a tax of one and fifty-five hundredths (1.55) mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation of property within the City of New Orleans assessed for City Taxation, (an estimated $5,665,635 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for a period of ten (10) years, beginning in 2019, for the purpose of funding programs for improving discipline and decreasing dropouts, to be levied and collected in the same manner as is set forth in Article VIII, Section 13(C)(Second) of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, said tax to be a renewal of the tax approved at an election held on July 19, 2008, which tax expires with the 2018 levy?

Parishwide School Board Propositions (Renewal Purpose C) (Employee Salaries, Benefits & Incentives)

Shall the Orleans Parish School Board continue to levy a tax of seven and twenty-seven hundredths (7.27) mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation of property within the City of New Orleans assessed for City Taxation, (an estimated $26,573,656 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for a period of ten (10) years, beginning in 2019, for the purpose of providing salaries, fringe benefits and productivity incentives for employees, to be levied and collected in the same manner as is set forth in Article VIII, Section 13(C)(Second) of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, said tax to be a renewal of the tax approved at an election held on July 19, 2008, which tax expires with the 2018 levy?

Seabrook Neighborhood Improvement and Security District Proposition

Shall the City of New Orleans levy annually the Seabrook Neighborhood Improvement and Security District parcel fee on each improved parcel of land in the Seabrook Neighborhood Improvement and Security District, which is comprised of that area within the following boundaries: Filmore Avenue, Leon C. Simon Boulevard, St. Roch Avenue, and Peoples Avenue, in the amount of and not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200), but one hundred dollars ($100) if any owner of the parcel is sixty-five years of age or older or has been a full-time active duty member of the armed forces of the United States for three consecutive years, for a period of and not exceeding four (4) years, beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2021, which fee is estimated to generate approximately $200,000 annually, to be used exclusively for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the beautification, security, and overall betterment of the Seabrook Neighborhood Improvement and Security District, except a 1% City collection fee, and if used for additional law enforcement or security personnel and their services, such personnel and services shall be supplemental to and not in lieu of personnel and services provided by the New Orleans Police Department?