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Excerpts from the Louisiana State Constitution
Relating to Education and its Funding, Property Taxes, and the Homestead Exemption
As excerpted from the La Senate Web Site, Nov. 15, 1999.
http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Documents/Constitution/Default.htm
(as amended thru November, 1998)

These are the excerpts I've provided:

Exclusion in Orleans Parish for Police and Fire Protection, each for 5 Mills.
Found at
http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Documents/Constitution/Default.htm#6-26.
At that url, look to subsection E.


Ad Valorum Taxes [property tax, based on value]
found at/near
http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Documents/Constitution/Default.htm#7-18
providing for ad valorum taxes, with exceptions.
with new exemptions in Jan 1, 2000 [see section G]


The homestead exemption
found at
http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Documents/Constitution/Default.htm#7-20

Other property exemptions are also provided for
found at http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Documents/Constitution/Default.htm#7-21



relative to adjustments to the ad valorum taxes by assessors
mandates adjustments in the assessment due to changes in the homestead exemption
found at
http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Documents/Constitution/Default.htm#7-23



found at
http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Documents/Constitution/Default.htm#7-26
how the "revenue sharing fund" forumla is changed to offset tax revenue lost because of homestead exemptions



funding and apportionment for public schools

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