Louisiana Education Committee discusses a pregnancy prevention bill

The Louisiana State Senate Education committee gathered on April 27 to discuss Senate Bill 106. Senator Wesley Bishop created the bill that will require public postsecondary schools to create and implement an action plan to address unplanned pregnancies. It is currently being recommitted to the Finance committee. Bishop worked in higher education for 25 years
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Legislature Discusses Alcoholic Container Sizes in Transport

On Thursday April 27, the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives voted to move House Bill 114 favorably as amended due to no objections by any representatives in Committee Room 1. The bill was presented to the committee by Representative Chad Brown, a Democrat who represents District 60 in Louisiana, which specifically includes Assumption
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Legislation to Name Highways After 2 Fallen Police Officers Progresses in the Senate

At the Capitol last Thursday, legislators amended Senate Bill 60 to rename portions of Louisiana highway in memory of two police officers. Louisiana State Trooper Bobby Smith was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face on March 14, 1986. Smith became a psychologist and counseled law enforcement officers who suffered from injuries or post
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Polygraphs For Law Enforcement Officers

[Baton Rouge, LA] – On April 27 House Bill 96, which asks the question of whether polygraphs should be part of an interrogation when a law enforcement officer is under investigation, was deferred. Representative Tony Bacala, the author of House Bill 96, said, “I think that polygraphs shouldn’t be part of a law enforcement officer’s
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Legislature v. Polygraph Testing

The Judiciary Committee voluntarily deferred House Bill 96 on Thursday April 27 in hopes to thoroughly come up with wording that will please everyone for the bill to be passed. The bill, presented by Representative Bacala, brought Chief Sherman Jackson from the police department in Gonzales. “It’s very narrowly written,” said Bacala. The language of
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Needle exchange program authorization bill to be debated

HB 250 is a bill proposed by Louisiana House member Steven E. Pylant of District 20, representing Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, LaSalle and Tensas parishes. If HB 250 is passed, local governments will be allowed to authorize needle exchange programs. A needle exchange program (NEP) is a community-based service that allows users to obtain hypodermic needles
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