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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