In 1970 and 1972, voters rejected a plethora of amendments, many of which should have been local matters if the agencies were not constitutional in nature. The governor and legislature scheduled a new constitutional convention, without asking for the approval of the state's voters.
The final document was much shorter than the behemoth 1921 constitution, but it was still full of special interest legislation. It did, however, finally address civil rights, something that had been ignored since the 1868 constitution.
Records of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1973
The convention opened at the LSU Assembly Center (now the Pete Maravich Assembly Center) and then moved to the Independence Hall of the White House Inn (since razed). The planners had to seek an outside venue because renovation of the Hall of Representatives was not complete. The delegates also met at the Caribbean Room of the Bellemont Motor Hotel.
Louisiana Constitution (in vol. 3)
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