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Legislature 2021

Legislature 2021
Louisiana State Capitol

Legislative Roundup: Income tax reform advances; Supreme Court expansion fails; compromises on mandatory kindergarten, abortion reporting reached; and more

For the second time this week, a proposed constitutional amendment that would have expanded the Louisiana Supreme Court from seven to nine members fell short of the needed two-thirds majority.

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Legislature 2021
Rep. Julie Emerson

Senate, House balk at each other’s changes; sports betting, kindergarten, others sent to conference

With just 55 hours remaining before Thursday’s 6 p.m. deadline for this session, the Senate in short order Tuesday morning duly and unanimously rejected the House-amended versions of the sports betting and mandatory kindergarten bills at the request of their authors.

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Legislature 2021
Louisiana State Capitol

Senate passes avalanche of minor bills, constitutional amendment in rare Sunday session

Dozens of bills were deferred Sunday, including HB423 by Rep. Julie Emerson, R-Carencro, which would require hospitals to compile quarterly reports on people treated for abortion complications and submit them to the Department of Health.

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