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HB 46 Heads to the Ballot This Fall

June 07, 2023 6:51 AM | Anonymous

House bill 46 by Representative Jason Hughes was drafted after a FOX 8 report highlighted dangerous living conditions at apartments in New Orleans that are owned by an out-of-state religious non-profit. Representative Hughes’ bill, which was signed by Governor Edwards, proposes to change the state constitution to force negligent non-profit property owners to pay taxes. “We have a couple of bad actors around the state that have been highlighted by FOX and others where residents are actually living in conditions of mold, where there are clear holes in the ceiling, water is coming in and these out-of-state landlords aren’t doing anything about it.”.....

Bill summary: Allows for denial of an ad valorem tax exemption for property owned by a nonprofit corporation or association and leased as housing if the property is found by a local governing authority to be in such a state of disrepair that it endangers public health or safety. 

The language on the fall ballot that electors will vote YES or NO, to amend the Constitution of Louisiana, will read as follows: Do you support an amendment to deny a property tax exemption to a nonprofit corporation or association that owns residential property in such a state of disrepair that it endangers public health or safety?

Source: Fox 8

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