10 June 2018

Regular legislative session through Jun. 9, 2018

And the regular session action for 2018 has concluded, as the governor made his final decisions about bills that emerged from the Legislature. Next week will feature the voting scorecards for the year.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 830 was signed by the governor; SB 319 was signed by the governor; SB 364 was signed by the governor; SB 452 was signed by the governor.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 579 was signed by the governor; HB 823 was signed by the governor.

03 June 2018

Regular legislative session through Jun. 2, 2018

The governor has less than a week to decide on the fate of bills.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 54 was signed by the governor; HB 78 was signed by the governor; HB 281 was signed by the governor; HB 321 was vetoed by the governor; HB 723 was signed by the governor; HB 793 was signed by the governor; HB 891 was signed by the governor; SB 462 was vetoed by the governor.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 265 was signed by the governor.

27 May 2018

Regular legislative session through May 26, 2018

While another special session has launched, the regular session still has gubernatorial action to occur.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 78 was sent to the governor; HB 88 was sent to the governor; HB 281 was sent to the governor; HB 793 was sent to the governor; HB 830 was sent to the governor; HB 891 was sent to the governor; SB 31 was sent to the Secretary of State; SB 42 was signed by the governor; SB 50 was signed by the governor.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 265 was sent to the governor; HB 579 was sent to the governor; HB 823 was sent to the governor; SB 331 was signed by the governor; SB 558 was signed by the governor.

20 May 2018

Regular legislative session through May 19, 2018

Perhaps an even more hectic finish than typical came to the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Now its matters rest in the hands of the governor, even as a(nother) special session begins in a few days.

The final days saw the gutting of HB 602, so it was removed from the list of good bills.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 30 was signed by the governor; HB 78 was concurred in; HB 88 was passed by the Senate and concurred in; HB 281 with major amendment passed the Senate and was concurred in; HB 321 passed the Senate, was concurred in, and was sent to the governor; HB 793 with minor amendment passed the Senate and was concurred in; HB 830 was not concurred in and had the House and Senate adopt a conference report; HB 891 was concurred in; SB 31 was passed by the House and concurred in; SB 42 was sent to the governor; SB 50 was sent to the governor; SB 119 passed the House and was concurred in; SB 319 passed the House, was not concurred in, and had the House and Senate adopt a conference report; SB 325 passed the House and was sent to the governor; SB 347 passed House committee and the House; SB 364 with minor amendment passed the House and was concurred in; SB 452 passed the House; SB 462 passed the House; SB 534 with minor amendment passed the House.

13 May 2018

Regular legislative session through May 12, 2018

HB 748 has been removed form the list of good bills after its gutting by a Senate committee.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 54 passed the Senate and was sent to the governor; HB 88 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 321 passed Senate committee; HB 480 passed the House; HB 723 passed the Senate and was sent to the governor; HB 793 passed House committee; HB 830 with major amendment passed Senate committee; HB 891 with major amendment passed the Senate; SB 31 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 42 passed the House;  SB 50 passed the House; SB 319 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 325 passed House committee; SB 452 passed House committee; SB 462 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 534 with minor amendment passed House committee.

THIS WEK FOR THE BAD: HB 265 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 399 failed to pass the House; HB 579 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 823 passed the Senate; SB 331 passed the House and was sent to the governor; SB 558 passed the House.