Mandatory kindergarten at age 5 and the perennial argument over whether Louisiana is getting its $180-million-a-year’s worth from movie business tax credits consumed over an hour of debate each.
Legislative Roundup: Mixed action on tax reform; Senate OKs compromise power-based abuse bill; House passes Juneteenth holiday; Senate asks Biden to lift lease ban
The Senate moved aside contentious bills to advance legislation. The House approved a state holiday for Juneteenth.
Legislative Roundup: Power-based abuse; vaccine ‘anti-discrimination’; solar incentive pause; and more
Legislation is advancing in a hurry as the session’s end nears.
Legislative Roundup: Budget, capital spending pass Senate unanimously; UL, Cajundome get added projects—maybe; relaxed concealed carry passes House; Senate OKs Lafayette party panel expansion
Legislation is flying at the Capitol in the waning days of the regular session. And there’s much more left.
Legislative briefs: Requiring the National Anthem at sports events; ending the pause on new offshore drilling permits and more
Measures requiring the National Anthem at sports events and new ‘election processes audits’ advanced in a wave of legislation on the move.
The Senate unanimously Lafayette’s land swap with UL. The House OK’d a statewide sales tax exemption for feminine hygiene products.
Beaullieu’s amendment would scrap that constitutional formula and empower the Legislature to enact a statutory formula that would cap expenditure growth at 5%.
Under Bryant’s HR1, the House Criminal Justice Committee, of which he is a member, would conduct the study and report its findings to the Legislature at least 14 days before next year’s regular session.
The bill, HB274 by Rep. Stuart Bishop, R.-Lafayette, failed to pass Wednesday on a 66-26 vote, four votes short of the 70 needed for passage. It passed upon reconsideration Thursday by a landslide.
Legislative briefs: Hairstyle bill fails in House; Senate OKs anti-social media censorship; Senate levies hefty sports wagering fees
On second look, the Senate passed a pair of bills that previously failed to advance.
Lawmakers approved sports wagering and an amendment allowing civil servants to engage in political activities in support of relatives.
A crucial 14 members were not recorded voting on the constitutional amendment, including Rep. Julie Emerson, R-Carencro, who was absent Wednesday, and Rep. Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette, who was present and had voted on other bills shortly before.