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Constitutional amendment proposed by Armes on Nov. 4 ballot

BY ELONA WESTON
Fourteen constitutional amendments will be on the Nov. 4 ballot for voters to decide statewide.

One amendment voters will determine was first proposed by Rep. James Armes, D-Leesville, and signed off on by state lawmakers to be put to a vote.

It would require that two members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be electors from parishes located north of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Avoyelles and Pointe Coupee.

Armes told the West Central News Center, in a recent interview, that the amendment aims to better round out the panel. He said currently, most of its membership is from southern parishes.

"There are seven people on there now and none of them are from North Louisiana, so I've got it to where we'd at least have two -- one from Central Louisiana and one from North Louisiana, instead of all from south of 90," he said. "I hope people will vote for that amendment, for sure. It's real important for the hunters of the state."

Armes said many of the other constitutional amendments deal with other areas of the state.

You can read all of the proposed amendments here:

http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/ProposedConstitutionalAmendments20132014.pdf
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