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Legislative Session

Click on any bill number to see the current text of that bill. Click on the author’s name to see the author’s webpage on the legislative website. More Information about each bill can be found at the” More Information on” link below each bill.

HB 1Zeringue
Provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2023-2024
Current Status: Pending in Senate Committee on Finance
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HB 5
Frieman
Provides relative to pregnancy-related medical expense obligations
Current Status: Pending in Senate Committee on Judiciary A
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HB 12Nelson
Prohibits promotion to the fourth grade of certain students whose reading deficiencies have not been remedied by the end of the third grade
Current Status: House Bills on Third Reading and Final Passage
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HB 42Edmonston
Requires all public and nonpublic schools to accept a student’s documentation relative to exemption from immunization requirements and requires that communication issued to students or parents about such requirements include exemption information
Current Status: Withdrawn prior to introduction
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HB 56Moore
Authorizes the Monroe City School Board to levy an ad valorem tax for the purpose of funding early childhood care and education
Current Status: House Bills on Third Reading and Final Passage
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HB 69Marino
Provides for the screening and diagnosis of students with respect to dyslexia
Current Status: Pending in Senate Committee on Education
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HB 152Amedee
Provides relative to fundamental parental rights
Current Status: House Bills on Third Reading and Final Passage
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HB 162Willard
Increases the amount of the earned income tax credit
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Ways and Means
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HB 182Edmonston
Provides that no person shall be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of enrollment or attendance at any public or nonpublic school
Current Status: Passed in the House; sent to the Senate
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HB 194Thompson
Provides relative to post-adoption visitation rights of grandparents
Current Status: House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
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HB 272Willard
Provides relative to maternity support services of doulas
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Appropriations
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HB 298Hughes
Provides relative to parental rights in certain circumstances
Current Status: Pending in Senate Committee on Judiciary A
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HB 338Freiberg
Provides relative to the Early Childhood Care and Education Commission
Current Status: Pending in Senate Committee on Education
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HB 367Phelps
Provides relative to pupil appraisal and services for children transitioning from EarlySteps to services provided by the local public school system upon their third birthday
Current Status: Pending in Senate Committee on Education
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HB 412White
Establishes a program to be administered by the La. Educational Television Authority for the purpose of encouraging reading for young children and creates a fund within the state treasury for the purpose of funding the program
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Appropriations
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HB 550Zeringue
Provides for the transfer, deposit, and use of monies among state funds
Current Status: Pending in Senate Committee on Finance
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HB 596Freeman
Creates the Louisiana Family and Medical Leave Benefits Act
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations
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HB 612Newell
Levies taxes on sales of cannabis and dedicates revenues derived from those taxes
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Ways and Means
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HB 620Freiberg
Levies a tax on retail sales of cannabis and dedicates revenues derived from the tax
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Ways and Means
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HB 639Freiberg
Repeals the individual income tax deduction for net capital gains
Current Status: Withdrawn from the files of the House
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HCR 43Brass
Requests the Louisiana Department of Education to update its early childhood care and education data management systems
Current Status: House and Concurrent Resolutions Third Reading for Final Consideration
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HR 4Newell
Recognizes the week of April 11 through 17, 2023, as Black Maternal Health Week
Current Status: Sent to Secretary of State upon signature of Speaker of the House
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HR 10Amedee
Requests that the state Dept. of Education revise the proposed early learning and development standards and submit its version to the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education for consideration
Current Status: Killed in the House
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HR 13Hodges
Requests school-level reporting by public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools relative to programs and activities related to critical race theory; diversity, equity, and inclusion; or transformative social emotional learning
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Education
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SB 81McMath
Provides for the associate educator program
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Education
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SB 88Cathey
Establishes an employer supported maternal healthcare tax credit
Current Status: Pending in Senate Committee on Finance
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SB 105Jackson
Expands the income tax deduction for a dependent minor child to include an unborn child
Current Status: Pending in Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs
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SB 120White
Provides relative to the M.J. Foster Promise Program
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Education
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SB 135Barrow
Provides relative to Medicaid reimbursement for services provided by a licensed midwife
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Health & Welfare
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SB 137Barrow
Creates the Office of Child Advocacy and the state child advocate
Current Status: Pending in Senate Committee on Finance
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SB 156Duplessis
Provides that no property insurance policy shall prohibit an insured from hiring a public adjuster
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on Insurance
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SB 201Hewitt
Provides for meetings of boards and commissions via electronic means
Current Status: Pending in House Committee on House and Governmental Affairs
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