Section 1. (A) Parishes and Boundaries Ratified. Parishes and their boundaries as established on the effective date of this constitution
are recognized and ratified.
(B) Creation; Dissolution; Merger; Boundaries. The legislature by law may establish and organize new parishes, dissolve and merge
parishes, and change parish boundaries if approved by two-thirds of the electors in
each parish affected voting thereon at an election held for that purpose.
(C) Change of Parish Seat. The governing authority of a parish may call an election on the question of changing
the parish seat. The parish seat shall be changed if approved by two-thirds of the electors voting
(D) Adjustment of Assets and Liabilities. When a parish is enlarged or established from contiguous territory, it shall be
entitled to a just proportion of the property and assets and shall be liable for a
just proportion of the existing debts and liabilities of the parish or parishes from
which the territory is taken.
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