HB 6 by Rep. Paul Hollis would allow the state to exempt the state from penalties from the individual mandate for buying health insurance. He told the Senate Insurance Committee that a recent executive order allowed for states asking for this to happen, so Louisiana needed to pursue a waiver to do this. The law would dictate that the state make the application.
HB 34 by Rep. Steven Pugh would amend the Constitution to consolidate higher education governance into one board. He said to the House and Governmental Affairs Committee this would streamline operations and leave more money for educating.