The Louisiana Constitution is the fundamental governing document of the state of Louisiana.
The Louisiana Constitution includes 14 articles that define the rights of individuals, describe the distribution and power of state officials and local government and establish the state and city civil service systems.
The state’s current constitution, its 11th version, was adopted by constitutional convention in 1974. It was ratified by the voters of Louisiana on April 20, 1974, and became effective on January 1, 1975.
The current (and 11th) Louisiana Constitution was approved on April 20, 1974, and adopted on January 1, 1975.
The current constitution has been amended 203 times.
The most recent amendment to the Louisiana Constitution was approved by voters in 2021.
Louisiana is the state with the most constitutional amendments between 2006 and 2021, with 108 proposed and 77 approved in the years.
Louisiana does not feature a process for initiated constitutional amendments. Thus, amendments in Louisiana can be put on the ballot through referral by the legislature or by a constitutional convention.