The Louisiana House of Representatives passed a constitutional amendment proposal on Wednesday that would ban the use of private money in the conduction of elections.
HB 311 stipulates that “[n]o funds, goods, or services donated by a foreign government or a nongovernmental source shall be used to conduct elections unless provided for in the election code and subject to restrictions provided by general law.” The measure successfully cleared the House (70-30) with the two-thirds majority support required to advance constitutional amendment proposals and will now head to the state Senate for consideration.
If ultimately approved by two-thirds of the state’s upper chamber, the proposed amendment would then require approval from Louisiana voters in order to ratify it and amend the state constitution. According to HB
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